Films on IFA

ART Matters

India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore is one of the country's leading arts funders and has supported dozens of artistic journeys since 1995. Watch Art Matters - a series of five short films - for a glimpse of some of these journeys. Meet a passionate conservation architect, an installation artist who sees beauty in the ordinary, a contemporary dancer with a mission to bring dance into the classroom, and a photographer who brings alive the sculpture of Kolkata's Kumartuli.

Project 560 Highlights

A short video which brings alive the many colours and themes of India Foundation for the Arts' (IFA) Project 560 Found Spaces Initiative, under which six Bangalore-based artists/ artist groups are being encouraged to engage with public spaces in the city. These artists have been staging interventions at their respective venues as well as in other places across the city all through the months of April and May leading up to the Project 560 Found Spaces Festival on June 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2014.

The GATI Summer Dance Residency | 2011

The GATI Summer Dance Residency | 2011Supported by India Foundation for the Arts12 minutes 34 secondsIn the summer of 2011 GATI held its annual dance residency.Six choreographers, chosen from all over India, were mentored for ten weeks.At the end of this period they performed their works in a public space.This is their story.© Cinematix 2011

Kali-Kalisu Part 1

An Arts Education Teacher Initiative by Goethe-Institut Bangalore and India Foundation for the Arts

Kali-Kalisu Part 2

An Arts Education Teacher Initiative by Goethe-Institut Bangalore and India Foundation for the Arts.

5 Reasons to Support IFA. Reason # 1: Leave a Legacy

Sandeep Singhal, Managing Director, Westbridge Capital and his wife Kavita Iyer, CEO and Co-Founder, Minglebox and a talented Hindustani classical singer, want their children to grow up in an India as culturally vibrant as the land they inherited from their parents. In this video, made by filmmaker Sumantra Ghoshal, they talk about how IFA fulfils their need to leave behind a legacy of art and culture for future generations. That's why both Sandeep and Kavita are Friends of IFA. Join them, and others like them who recognise the importance of the arts in shaping the India of tomorrow.

5 Reasons to Support IFA. Reason # 2: Get Inspired

Abhishek Poddar is an eminent Bangalore-based businessman, art collector and gallery owner. He is one of IFA's strongest allies and over the years he has helped raise significant funds for our work. In this video, made by filmmaker Sumantra Ghosal, he talks about why he loves surrounding himself with art and how such an environment inspires everyone who visits and works in his space. That's why Abhishek is a Friend of IFA. Join him and others like him, as they recognise the inspirational role that the arts play in their lives.

5 Reasons to Support IFA. Reason # 3: Live with Passion

Samrat Som, the Creative Director of a leading apparel brand, has always been passionate about art and design. In this video, made by filmmaker Sumantra Ghosal, he talks about the need for the corporate world to look beyond immediate return-on-investment when creating marketing strategies and how IFA through the arts and culture helps him add value to long term brand building. That's why Samrat is a Friend of IFA. Join him and others like him as they recognise the necessity of the arts in the corporate world.

5 Reasons to Support IFA. Reason # 4: Open Your Mind

Sushma Haksar is an avid art collector. She believes that there is always something wonderful to learn in the company of artists, in understanding their journey and their unique perspective on the world. In this video, made by filmmaker Sumantra Ghosal, she talks about how IFA helps her discover the hidden world of arts and artists and fills her life with wonder. That's why Sushma is a Friend of IFA. Join her and others like her as they recognise the role the arts play in opening their minds to the wonders of the world.

5 Reasons to Support IFA. Reason # 5: Build a Community

India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore is one of the country's leading arts funders and has supported dozens of artistic journeys since 1995. Watch Art Matters - a series of five short films - for a glimpse of some of these journeys. Meet a passionate conservation architect, an installation artist who sees beauty in the ordinary, a contemporary dancer with a mission to bring dance into the classroom, and a photographer who brings alive the sculpture of Kolkata's Kumartuli.

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