ARTREACH INDIA has been transforming environments through art since its beginning by taking artists into care homes, schools and homeless shelters.
The exuberant creative activity of a Volunteer Residency brings walls to life, lots of fun and laughter. On our Teaching Fellowship, young people are guided by an artist through an eight-month foundation course where they learn about mediums and methods, art history and aesthetics, develop their imaginative, creative and reflective skills and find their own expressive voices. The Teaching Residency Programmes are shorter, flexible duration teaching programmes similar to the Teaching Fellowship.
The Teaching Fellowship graduates later advance to the Artroom, a pioneering programme geared to help them pursue careers in the arts.
Through our Khel Mel programme, children whose paths would ordinarily never cross- meet, play and make art together, learning skills directly from a master folk artist. When their interaction is sustained through several workshops and encouraged through creative engagement, friendships form that bridge class divides.
Artreach also gives occasional grants to artists working on long-term Community Projects, often in difficult or remote conditions, where art is used to foster community cohesion and as a tool for empowerment.
FROM PAST PROGRAMMES
To support/partner with Artreach India:
Lavanya Agarwal / firstname.lastname@example.org
For Artreach grants, applications and programmes:
Ita Mehrotra / email@example.com
RECENT/ ONGOING PROGRAMMES
Teaching Fellowship Intensive 2017-18
' Photography & Stop Motion Claymation'
Teaching Fellow: Sonam Chaturvedi
Salaam Balak Trust, New Delhi
"They come up the stairs, so scared in their hearts as they see the police station, then their fear disappears as
they see the paintings… they think, 'This is a place that will do something for children'."
Makaan Singh, a social worker at the contact point explains how the new children at the centre reacted to Artreach's mural.