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 and USA.
The charity is given educational support by the University of Arts London, the Royal Drawing School, London and the Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich. Arts for India is also developing a collaboration with the Columbia University School of the Arts.
While several philanthropic organizations are working towards education for poor Indian children, most of them are focused on providing basic school level education. Arts for India takes these initiatives further in supporting needy Indian students at the next level life-changing higher education at the college level.
Arts for India has two main objectives:
- 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 promote Indian art and culture across the world.
â€˜Arts for Indiaâ€™ 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. Each student costs GBP 3,600 to support for the full 4 years. The sponsor is kept in constant touch with the â€˜adoptedâ€™ student, with IIFA sending regular updates on the studentâ€™s progress. At the end of the four years, the student presents four of his/her works to the sponsor as a token of appreciation and gratitude.
Arts for India is committed to making it possible for deserving artists to achieve their potential with serious, first rate tuition and mentoring. We want to play our part in equipping India’s deserving artists of the future.