Arts Education

The Arts Education programme, called Kali Kalisu (‘learn and teach’ in Kannada), focuses on arts-based training for teachers from government schools and support for projects that integrate arts-based learning into the curriculum. The programme seeks to showcase larger possibilities for arts education within the schooling system.

The programme works closely with the departments of education at the national and state level, to intensify its teacher capacity building programmes in Karnataka.

Workshops and Block Level Events for teachers and administrators, along with grants made to artists and teachers to work in government schools in Karnataka, form the core of this programme.

Please follow the hyperlinks to view our past calls for proposals from teachers and artists to work in government schools.

For all queries about the programme, please email:


Under Kali Kalisu IFA has enabled 7 Years of training, 47 art projects with teachers and artists in government schools in Karnataka; covering 20 districts, with over 1000 government school teachers, 100,000 children and families!