Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Folklore documentation of Tulunadu's Pursereg‌ kaṭṭuna (ID: 22024884)/Final Report

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Rapid Fund Final Report

Report Status: Accepted

Due date: 2023-10-30T00:00:00Z

Funding program: Rapid Fund, Wikimedia Community Fund

Report type: Final


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General information[edit]

  • Title of Proposal: Folklore documentation of Tulunadu's Pursereg‌ kaṭṭuna
  • Name of Organization: N/A
  • Amount awarded: 4928.85
  • Amount spent: 5875 USD, 4890000 INR

Part 1 Understanding your work[edit]

1. Briefly describe how your proposed activities and strategies were implemented

Conduct a pre-production meeting with the team to discuss and establish goals, timelines, roles and responsibilities, and budget. This will ensure that everyone is on the same page and that the documentary is completed on time and within budget.

Develop a storyboard or visual plan for the documentary to guide the filming and editing process. This will help the team to stay focused on the key messages and themes of the documentary.

Use different filming techniques and equipment to capture a variety of shots, such as close-ups, medium shots, and wide shots. This will add visual interest and variety to the documentary.

Incorporate interviews with various stakeholders, including performers, villagers, experts, and scholars, to provide diverse perspectives on the Pursere Kattuna performance art.

Use archival footage, photographs, and historical research to contextualise the art form within its cultural and historical background. This will provide a deeper understanding of the art form and its significance.

Develop a distribution plan that includes film festivals, social media, and other platforms to ensure the documentary reaches a wide audience and raises awareness about the art form.

2. Were there any strategies or approaches that you felt were effective in achieving your goals? Please describe these strategies and approaches.

Conducting thorough research and pre-production planning to establish a clear understanding of the subject matter, context, and audience.

Building strong relationships and trust with the people and communities involved in the subject matter, which can help to gain access to key information and footage.

Using a combination of different storytelling techniques, such as interviews, archival footage, and reenactments, to provide a comprehensive and engaging narrative.

Being respectful and culturally sensitive when dealing with the subject matter, participants, and audiences.

Being open to feedback and adapting the approach as necessary to meet the changing needs of the documentary and its audience.

3. Please use this space to upload media and other files that help tell your story and impact.

Field to type in URLs.

We will provide a day-by-day work and progress report for the documentary.

In this report, we will detail the activities and developments that take place each day as we work on the documentary project. This includes updates on pre-production tasks such as research, scriptwriting, location scouting, and casting.

Furthermore, the progress report will delve into post-production activities, including video editing, sound design, graphics, and other elements that contribute to the final polished documentary. We will ensure that each day's achievements and setbacks are transparently documented, reflecting the evolving nature of the project.

The report will not only serve as a record of our journey but also provide stakeholders, team members, and enthusiasts with insight into the dedication and hard work invested in creating the documentary. By sharing these day-to-day updates, we aim to keep everyone informed and engaged in the process, fostering a sense of anticipation and involvement.


4. To what extent do you agree with the following statements regarding the work carried out with the support of this Fund? You can choose “not applicable” if your work does not relate to these goals.

Our efforts during the Fund period have helped to...
A. Bring in participants from underrepresented groups Strongly agree
B. Create a more inclusive and connected culture in our community Strongly agree
C. Develop content about underrepresented topics/groups Strongly agree
D. Develop content from underrepresented perspectives Strongly agree
E. Encourage the retention of editors Strongly agree
F. Encourage the retention of organizers Strongly agree

5. Is there anything else you would like to share about how your efforts helped to bring in participants and/or build out content, particularly for underrepresented groups?


Part 2: Your main learning[edit]

6. In your application, you outlined your learning priorities. What did you learn about these areas during this period?

During this period, I learned the following about the outlined learning priorities:

Pursere Kattuna Documentation: I learned that during the documentation of Pursere Kattuna, the intention behind the performing rituals is wholehearted. This indicates that the rituals hold significant cultural and traditional value for the communities involved.

Rich Living Heritages in Tulunadu Villages: I discovered that the villages of Tulunadu have a wealth of living heritages. These living heritages refer to the customs, traditions, rituals, and practices that have been passed down through generations and are still actively practiced in these communities.

Encouragement and Enthusiasm: I observed that when the village people and performers are encouraged to participate in preserving their cultural heritage, they feel motivated and enthusiastic. This encouragement helps them take pride in their cultural practices and inspires them to pass these traditions to the next generation.

Overall, the process of documenting Pursere Kattuna and exploring the living heritages in Tulunadu has revealed the depth of cultural richness in these communities and the importance of preserving and promoting these traditions for future generations.

7. Did anything unexpected or surprising happen when implementing your activities?This can include both positive and negative situations. What did you learn from those experiences?

8. How do you hope to use this learning? For instance, do you have any new priorities, ideas for activities, or goals for the future?

As Karavali Wikipedians, we were actively involved in the entire documentary process, including intercommunity engagement with Marathi Wikipedian Dr. Aaryaa Joshi. It was a valuable learning experience for all of us. Throughout the process, we interacted with over 100 members of the village and stayed in their community.

During this period, we learned about the following areas:

1. Event management, including how to manage logistics, schedule, and resources for a successful documentary project. 2. Public management, including how to engage with the local community and obtain their support and participation. 3. Interviewing techniques, including what types of questions to ask folklore experts and how to make the interviewees feel comfortable. 4. Documentary content planning, including how to identify and document key elements of the subject matter. 5. Scriptwriting, including how to structure the narrative of the documentary. 6. Camera types and techniques, including how to use different camera equipment to capture high-quality footage. 7. Budget management, including how to allocate funds for various expenses related to the documentary project. However, we also encountered some challenges during the process. For example, we failed to allocate the budget correctly, as we overlooked expenses such as music costs, local travel costs, night journey expenses, and storage device costs.

9. Documentation of resources: Use this space to upload any documents that would be useful to share with others (e.g. communications material, training material, presentations).

Here is an additional field to type in URLs.

1. Google drive:

2. Youtube Link:

3. In Wiki Commons

Part 3: Metrics[edit]

10a. Open Metrics reporting

In your application, you defined some open metrics and targets (goals). You will see a table like the one below with your metric in the title and the target you set in your proposal automatically filled in. Use the tables to report the result. Use the comments column to describe any aspects of this result that you find relevant. If the results were different from the initial target (goals) then you can explain why and what you learned from this. You can also provide any qualitative analysis regarding these results. In the last column please describe the tools and methodology used to collect this data and any difficulties you might have had.

Open Metrics Summary
Open Metrics Description Target Results Comments Methodology
Number of Communities to be Visited The minimum number of communities to be visited during field visits (where we will engage community leaders and storytellers) will be 4; i.e 1 communities per field visit. 2 N/A N/A N/A
Number of field Visits The total number of field visits for this project 4 N/A N/A N/A

10b. Core Metrics reporting

In your application, you defined targets for some core metrics and targets (goals). You will see a table like the one below with each core metric in the title and the target you set in your proposal automatically filled in. Use the tables to report the result. Use the comments column to describe any aspects of this result that you find relevant. If the results were different from the initial target (goals) then you can explain why and what you learned from this. You can also provide any qualitative analysis regarding these results. In the last column please describe the tools and methodology used to collect this data and any difficulties you might have had. Note: a table will appear for each Wikimedia project content contribution you defined in your proposal.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target Results Comments Methodology
Number of participants This refers to the number of participants for this event i.e organizers, storytellers, community, photographers, videographers, Local leaders etc 50 400
Number of editors The minimum number of editors for this project will be 6 6 6
Number of organizers Minimum number of organizers for this project is 3 3 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target Results Comments Methodology
Wikimedia Commons Minimum number of Images to be uploaded on Commons 50 300 N/A N/A
Wikimedia Commons Minimum Number of videos uploaded to Commons 5 10 N/A N/A
Wikipedia Minimum number of Wikipedia articles to be improved with recorded multimedia files 4 4 N/A N/A

12. Did you have any difficulties collecting data to measure your results? This could include things like a lack of time or resources, or the expertise in your team to collect this data. It could also include difficulties with particular data collection tools.


12a. State what difficulties you had.


12b. How do you hope to overcome these challenges in the future? Do you have any recommendations for the Foundation to support you in addressing these challenges?


13. Use this space to upload any documents and provide links to any tools you have used that would be useful to understand your data collection (e.g., surveys you have carried out, communications material, training material, program and event dashboard link, project page on Meta).

Here is an additional field to type in URLs.

1. Brief Report:

14. Have you shared these results with other Wikimedian communities (either affiliates, user groups, volunteers, etc., different to yours)? This can include things such as data and direct outcomes, lessons you have learned, or information on how to run or recreate your programs.


14a. If yes or partially, please describe how you have already shared them and if you would like to do more sharing, and if so how.

Part 4: Financial reporting and compliance[edit]

15. & 14a. Please state the total amount spent in your local currency.

4890000 INR

16. Please state the total amount spent in USD.

5875 USD

17. Please report the funds received and spending in the currency of your fund.

17a. Upload a financial report file.

17b. Please provide a link to your financial reporting document.

As required in the fund agreement, please report any deviations from your fund proposal here. Note that, among other things, any changes must be consistent with our WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement.

17c. If you have not already done so in your budget report, please provide information on changes in the budget in relation to your original proposal.


18. Do you have any unspent funds from the Fund?


18a. Please list the amount and currency you did not use and explain why.


18b. What are you planning to do with the underspent funds?


18c. Please provide details of hope to spend these funds.


19. Are you in compliance with the terms outlined in the fund agreement?


20. Are you in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in the grant agreement?


21. Are you in compliance with provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code (“Code”), and with relevant tax laws and regulations restricting the use of the Funds as outlined in the grant agreement? In summary, this is to confirm that the funds were used in alignment with the WMF mission and for charitable/nonprofit/educational purposes.


22. If you have additional recommendations or reflections that don’t fit into the above sections, please write them here.

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