India Foundation for the Arts
SECTOR: Arts & Culture
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 29 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Mr. Jaithirth Rao, Chairperson Ms. Bina Paul, Trustee
Mr. Chiranjiv Singh, Trustee Mr. Francis Wacziarg, Trustee
Ms. Githa Hariharan, Trustee Mr. Ishaat Hussain, Trustee
Mr. Jitish Kallat, Trustee Mr. Lalit Bhasin, Trustee
Mr. Piyush Pandey, Trustee Mr. Prakash Belawadi, Trustee
Ms. Priya Paul, Trustee Ms. Rathi Vinay Jha, Trustee
Mr. Ravi Nedungadi, Trustee Mr. Romi Khosla, Trustee
Mr. M.V. Subbiah, Trustee
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 95.6% Highest: 95.6% Lowest: 95.6%
Average: Rs7 lac Highest: Rs7 lac Lowest: Rs7 lac
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India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) enhances the practice of Indian Arts and spreads knowledge to the general public by supporting innovative projects, commissioning research and creating public platforms.

IFA supports Indian Arts by:

  1. India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) enhances the practice of Indian Arts and spreads knowledge to the general public by supporting innovative projects, commissioning research and creating public platforms.
  • Extending Arts practice – it encourages critical and reflective arts practice by supporting individual artists and creating platforms for fostering dialogue and collaboration.

  • New Performance - To encourage reflective performance practices that extend beyond prevailing idioms and forms in performance by supporting individual artists and creating nurturing environments for debate, dialogue and collaboration.

  • Arts Research and Documentation – Provides support research in the arts that receives limited attention from the universities and the State and to encourage archives to develop as sites actively influencing discourse and creativity in the arts.

  • Arts Education - It enriches education through the arts by offering grants to and organizing workshops for school teachers and to strengthen advocacy for arts education by supporting research and seminars.

  • Curatorship - IFA builds capacity in the field of curation by activating critical pedagogies in the academy and, supporting arts institutions and museums to facilitate critical curatorial projects.

  • Special Grants - By making grants that address issues of sustainability in the arts, strengthen networks and support artists in adverse environments.

IFA organises:-

  • Festivals, seminars, conferences and presentations.

  • Workshops on themes of relevance to the arts.

  • Conversations between artists.

IFA Publishes –

  • ArtConnect, the biannual arts magazine.

  • A quarterly e-newsletter.

  • Studies, reports and manuals on various aspects of the arts.

IFA offer services –

  • Share information and expertise with artists and arts organisations.

  • Design and manage arts courses for educational institutions.

  • Develop and conduct arts workshops and events for corporations.

  • Produce evaluations, reports, directories and databases for foundations and cultural organisations.

Recent Events includes IFA at Goa, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Roadshow at Bangalore, and Storytelling special in Mumbai, named few.


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Source : Audit Report 2013
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