Become a Friend of IFA

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They were all crucial to the making of great art in the twentieth century. They understood genius and invested in its support.

In fact, many of the world's artistic masterpieces would not have been created without the sustained generosity of benefactors: people like you who nurture creativity by providing assistance to artist, enabling them to pursue their vision.

Since 1996, India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) has funded around 350 artistic endeavours. We support writers, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, theatre directors, sculptors, and photographers from across the country. We've funded cultural organisations and institutions that provide training in arts practice, the development of new theatrical spaces, initiatives in arts education and projects that engage experimental perspectives. Projects we have funded have received national and international recognition.

As a Friend of IFA you will be contributing directly to philanthropy in the arts and encouraging the presence of the arts in public life. In return, you will receive:
  • Exclusive access to exciting events hosted by IFA: movie screenings, book releases, exhibitions and theatre performances.
  • The IFA Newsletter, through which you stay connected with new happenings in the arts and get to know more about work.
  • Our Annual Report, so you can track the impact of your contribution.

Friends of IFA support the production and presentation of both traditional and experimental artistic forms. You can donate to either of the following:

Arts Legacy Fund

Supports inherited Indian traditions in all genres and disciplines and contributes to the conservation of our cultural heritage.

Arts Innovation Fund

Supports cutting-edge contemporary art projects and encourages innovative and experimental creative work.

You can join us as a Friend of IFA for an annual contribution of Rs 3,500 (Three Thousand and Five Hundred) if you live in India or a $150 (One Hundred and Fifty Dollars) if you reside outside India. You can also become a friend for:

  • Three years for Rs 10,000
  • Five years for Rs 15,000
  • Ten years for Rs 30,000
  • A Friend for Life for Rs 50,000 to a Lakh

Your donation is tax-exempt under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act in India and under IRC 501 (c) (3) in the US. In order to avail of the 501 (c) tax exemption in the US, contribute through the Foster India Foundation.

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) has been vetted and approved to receive grants from CAF America; if you are a US donor wishing to make a tax-deductible contribution to support us, you may give to CAF America and recommend that the grant be made to IFA.

Click here to pay by Credit Card or Netbanking

Click here if you a resident of India, and would like to pay by cheque or demand draft

Click here if you a resident of the United States and would like to avail of tax-exemption in your country

(Residents of countries other than India and the US should use the form provided for India Residents. Please note that your donation to India Foundation for the Arts may not be tax-exempt under the laws of your country)

For any queries on the Friends of IFA programme contact
Menaka Rodriguez at