Vanessa Redgrave to be honoured at Arts for India Charity event at BAFTA

Amy Jackson to host Arts for India charity event at BAFTA

Amy Jackson to host Arts for India charity event at BAFTA

(PRESS RELEASE) Vanessa Redgrave CBE to be honoured at the Arts for India annual golden gala in London at BAFTA 195 Picaddily on the 31st of May 2017.

The UK charity, Arts for India announces screen icon Vanessa Redgrave will be honoured during the Golden Gala on Wednesday 31st May at
iconic London landmark, BAFTA.

The star-studded evening, hosted by International Bollywood Star, Amy Jackson will consist of a champagne reception, dinner, auction and awards ceremony, with all proceeds going on to help young students get the education they deserve.

Academy Award winning actress, Vanessa Redgrave CBE (Mission: Impossible, Atonement) will be awarded during the evening with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, recognizing her outstanding contribution to the film industry.


Speaking on this occasion Satish Modi, Arts for India charity Founder said, “We are delighted to honour Vanessa Redgrave CBE during this year’s gala. She is a truly talented actress and we have long admired her career on screen.” “We are also proud to be supported by BAFTA once more, who I know appreciate the work we do for education in the film industry. The Golden Gala is a prestigious philanthropic event bringing together fiscally responsible organisations, resources, celebrities, people of influence and synchronistic brands to have a transformative global impact on the Arts.”

Arts For India provide further education for underprivileged students studying at the International Institute of Fine Arts (IIFA), Modinagar, National Capital Region Delhi, through sponsorships. Their mission is to lift disadvantaged young Indian teenagers out of poverty through the provision of education in Art and Creative design to a global standard.

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Notes to Editors

International Institute of Fine Arts (IIFA) providing full time board and lodgings for students. The IIFA provides 4-year scholarship programs in BFA degrees (Bachelor of Fine Art); in sculpture and painting, fashion design etc. Last year a Hong Kong based company sponsored 4 underprivileged Chinese students to fly over to India to do a one year programme at the IIFA, a positive indication of what may be achieved in the future.

The Institute is also given educational support by the University of Arts London, the Royal Drawing School London and the Zurich University of the Arts. The University of Arts London, has sent teachers to the IIFA for 3 month periods since 2005 to 2015 and the Royal Drawing School London will continue to send teachers for the next 5 years.

Arts for India (AFI) – a charity registered in U.K.- was established in 2010 to support IIFA in its endeavors. Arts for India holds fundraising events for IIFA
and garners sponsorships for the underprivileged students at IIFA.

In 2016 Arts For India became truly global after launching in New York and Hong Kong. They also proudly announced a prospective collaboration with the Columbia University School of the Arts, who will help with the film and television syllabus and the expansion of the current facilities into a state of the art learning space.
Sponsoring a student for a 4-year BFA degree is just £3,600 for the entire programme – just £900 a year, for tuition, board and lodgings. At the end of each year, the student will gift the sponsor an art work as a show of gratitude.

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