We invite applications from artists to lead our fifth Teaching Fellowship. The selected artist will mentor twenty students from a care home through an engaging year of art workshops, field trips, and end of year exhibition and catalogue. Our partnering NGO for 2019-20 is the vibrant care home TARA. This programme is supported by the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. For more information and application guidelines :
Teaching Fellowship (2018-19) at Karm Marg Teaching Fellow - Megha madan Artist Megha Madan is leading 20 young enthusiastic participants from Karm Marg care home, through a year long foundation course in visual arts. Students are creating brilliant artworks that include portraits, reverse painting, clay sculptures, wood cuts, silk screen prints, illustrations, still life and observation studies.
'Geeli Mitti' Teaching Fellowship 2017-18 Exhibition Venue: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Ojas Art, Delhi Supported by KNMA, Teaching Fellow: Sonam Chaturvedi
Sanjoy K Roy, Trustee, SBT Gagan Singh, Trustee, SBT
TEACHING FELLOWSHIP YEAR A foundation course in art for young people in care Every year we give a grant to an artist - our Teaching Fellow - to work with one care home in Delhi. The artist teaches a foundation course in visual art to about 20 students (aged 14 to 18) from the care home with a talent and passion for art.
Through twelve intensive workshops s/he leads the students through a comprehensive experience of art education, exploring techniques, media, art history and aesthetics. The artist takes them on field visits to art colleges, exhibitions and art fairs.
Beyond the teaching of technical skills and insight into art history and aesthetics the artist encourages participants to use art as a tool for the critical exploration of the world, seeks to cultivate their imaginative, creative and reflective skills and encourages them to find an individual expressive voice.
The sustained contact between the students and the artist, who becomes a mentor figure, is unique and powerful.
At the end of the year the students put up an exhibition of their work at KNMA, which is accompanied by a catalogue. Works are for sale and typically sell very well– the proceeds go to the artists.
The artist is guided by an expert panel of artist-educators who meet at least three times during the fellowship year.
Past teaching fellows and care homes: 2018-19: Megha Madan at Karm Marg (ongoing) 2017-18: Sonam Chaturvedi at Salaam Baalak Trust 2016-17: Vandana Kothari at Udayan Care 2015 -16: Anni Kumari at Aman Biradari - Rainbow Homes
For queries and applications write toArtreach's Programmes Head, Ita Mehrotra: email@example.com Artists apply though an Open Call in July each year and are selected through an interview and trial workshop. To support a Teaching Fellowship programme please write to Ankita Sharma : firstname.lastname@example.org
Reflections: "My experience with Artreach was great as I wanted to do designing and it was a great learning experience. It was like an art coaching for me for my entrance, we learned sketching, perspective and my favourite was the portrait of ourselves everybody did their own thing and added a touch of their own personality into the portrait, it was the best activity that i did in Artreach. We also visited some art museums and I got the opportunity to see some master pieces. Overall it was a great experience and was fun too." Sheetal, Participant TF 2016-17, Currently studying at NIFT Mumbai "The benefits are hard to describe in a few words, because it seemed to me that reaching within themselves and fetching those ideas and that talent from inside gave them an anchor that could very well persist for the better part of their lives. I don’t think it matters how many of these girls will choose art as a career, though it'd be great if they did. To me, what mattered was that attention was paid to their latent talent, possibly to nurture it further, but mostly to help them familiarise themselves with that shining, unique spot of talent they have. It’s never easy to 'tell' a child to see this bright shining spot, whereas to have them reveal it to themselves is priceless and long-lasting!" Mansi Chaturvedi-Sharma, Aman Biradari, New Delhi
We are grateful to the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art for their continued support of this program. We are grateful to Anubhav Nath of Ojas Art for hosting the TF 2017-18 Exhibition at the gallery.