'Geeli Mitti' Teaching Fellowship 2017-18 Exhibition
Venue: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Ojas Art, Delhi
Supported by KNMA, Teaching Fellow: Sonam Chaturvedi
For queries and applications write to Artreach's Programmes Head, Ita Mehrotra: email@example.com
Artists apply though an Open Call and are selected through an interview and trial workshop. They are supported through the year by a distinguished panel of art educators.
TEACHING FELLOWSHIP YEAR
A foundation course in visual art for young people in care
Every year we give a grant to one artist to work with one care home in Delhi. The artist teaches a foundation course in the visual arts to about 20 students (aged 14 to 18) from the care home with a passion for art. Through twelve intensive workshops she/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 the art fairs. The artist encourages participants to use art as a tool for the critical exploration of the world, to cultivate their imaginative, creative and reflective skills and to find an individual expressive voice.
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 care home.
Past teaching fellows and care homes:
2015-16: Anni Kumari at Aman Biradari - Rainbow Homes
2016-17: Vandana Kothari at Udayan Care
2017-18: Artist Sonam Chaturvedi at Salaam Baalak Trust