April 3, 2017
Prashant Jha – Sponsor – Mr. Subodh Agarwar
Parshant applied for the admission to the 4-Year BFA Degree Programme at IIFA and successfully attained the required norms at the aptitude tests.
Mr. Parshant Jha from Modinagar is the son of a handicapped art teacher. His father, though handicapped by two polio affected legs, underwent a 5-year Diploma in Fine Art from College of Art, Patna. Since he has to be physically carried or moved in a wheelchair, his art aspirations were affected. He earns his livelihood by teaching art drawing classes to students in schools. His younger son Parshant exhibited signs from his childhood of being a very creative child. As a child also Parshant tried to draw and sketch objects he saw around himself.
Parshant always wanted to express himself creatively through crafting waste materials. However lack of finances forced him to be careful with his colours, brushes and other study materials. Despite securing good marks Parshant had no hope to study for BFA Degree at IIFA. His father also felt sad that he could do nothing to help the aspirations of his son. It was in the month of May 2011 that they came to know about Arts for India’s “Mentoring Scholarship” programme at IIFA. Thereafter Parshant applied for the admission to the 4-Year BFA Degree Programme at IIFA and successfully attained the required norms at the aptitude tests. His portfolio of works was also impressive and he was a promising art talent who justified the award of the mentoring scholarship. He graduated in 2015. Even while he was in his final year of studies, many of his paintings were exhibited at AFI Events at London & New York. After graduation, he first worked as a free-lance artist. His talent was spotted and now he is a full time ‘Creative Artist’ at “Full Picture Art” – a multinational art organization.