(PRESS RELEASE) 02/04/2018 London.
Arts for India charity is proud to present ‘Supporting the Arts’ at BAFTA, 195, Piccadilly, London on the 24th May 2018.
Through this event, we hope to garner support from philanthropists, individuals, and organizations to help provide higher education to underprivileged young artists in India.
As higher education is not free in India, the lower income strata of the Indian population, who has limited means, is unable to educate and train their children in good colleges. Moreover, there
is a gender bias against girls and thus children, especially girls, from poor families do not get the opportunities that can help them build careers and lead a better life.
Arts for India wants to empower poor students with education in art, fashion, and cinema – that would give them the knowledge, skill, and encouragement to earn a decent living and get the
society’s respect that they deserve.
To help the needy and underprivileged students, Arts for India organizes events across major cities to raise funds to sponsor free education at the International Institute of Fine Arts, India.
Arts for India, a charity registered in the United Kingdom (UK registration number: 1137824), has been established with a number of specific aims to support underprivileged young artists in India. The charity has also been launched in Switzerland, USA and Hong Kong.
The charity is given educational support by the Royal Drawing School, London and the Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich. Arts for India has a collaboration with the Columbia University
School of the Arts, USA. Columbia University will be sending faculty to the International Institute of Fine Arts, India, to teach television and screenwriting.
The main objectives of Arts for India are:
-To educate needy and deserving students from some of India’s poorest families, enabling them to make their contribution to the world of art, fashion, film and design.
-To facilitate the visit of teachers from the UK to India – to provide world-class education to the needy students and to expose them to international trends in their fields.
-To promote Indian art and culture across the world.
‘Arts for India’ also runs a 4-year Scholarship Programme, where the donor/sponsor gets the opportunity to sponsor one needy student artist through his/her 4-year degree programme at the
International Institute of Fine Arts (IIFA), India (www.iifaindia.org).
To raise funds to meet the objectives of the charity, Arts for India has been holding fundraising events at various venues around the globe. Some of the venues include the Kensington Palace, the
Saatchi Gallery and BAFTA in London; the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Bonhams in Hong Kong and the Rietberg Museum in Zurich.
The earlier recipients of this award include Rev. Mother Teresa, the renowned musician, Pandit Ravi Shankar, the famous painter, Mr. Tyeb Mehta the great scholar, Professor
Lokesh Chandra, the Founder of ‘Elephant Family’, Ms. Tamannaah Bhatia, Mr. Mark Shand and noted Hollywood personalities – Ms. Goldie Hawn, Mr. Simon Beaufoy, Ms. Joan Collins and Ms. Vanessa Redgrave.