I) NARI GUNJAN, Bihar
In 2017 we initiated a collaboration with Nari Gunjan to work with the girls of the Musahar Dalit community in Bihar. Twice a year we facilitate intensive art engagement residencies led by artists for the girls in homes in Patna and Bodhgaya. The objectives are similar to our Fellowship programme - to expose young people to a variety of mediums, techniques, art histories, institutions and guide them through a path of artistic exploration and self-expression.
A team of five students from the Prerna School in Patna were part of the 3 day Artreach Festival 2017 at Bikaner House. This was their first time in Delhi.
They saw their artworks on display, performed on stage during the Festival, took part in the workshops and also got a chance to site-see.
In their words, "We felt like we were in a dream to be in Delhi!'
NARI GUNJAN TEACHING FELLOWS :
March-April 2017: Tyga Helme and Anni Kumari
October 2017: Ita Mehrotra, New Delhi
Febrauary 2018: Selma Salman, New York based Bosnian Artist
We are grateful to the Katherine Hay for her continued support of this program.
II ) TARANG CENTRES, Jaunapur, Delhi (2018-19)
Artreach recently collaborated with Vaish Associates Public Welfare Trust to facilitate a 5 month (10 workshops, 1 intensive) Teaching Residency programme (September- January 2019) for 20 children at their Tarang centres which works with slum settlements near Jaunapur Village, Delhi. With similar objectives to the Teaching Fellowship programme, this shorter duration TR will expose the participants to a variety of mediums, techniques, art histories, institutions and guide them through a path of artistic exploration and self-expression.
This new partnership comes at the heal of recently concluded Volunteer Residency workshops with Tarang's young children in Comic making and Puppet Making.
Programme supported by: www.vaishwelfaretrust.org
VAPWT seeks to initiate underprivileged children into education through the play way method and preparing them for admission into formal schools. It also seeks to motivate students to continue with their education through after school tuition and by providing scholarships on need cum merit basis.