Art for Change is raising funds to buy land and build an Art Center.
This center will provide a home for the organisation, a place that artists can retreat, forge relationships, create art, and grow in their understanding of how art shapes society for the common good. For the last 13 years Art for Change has been renting office space, accommodation, studio space, and exhibition space in New Delhi. Considerable time and cost has gone into paying for each of these spaces and the frequent moves needed to find affordable options.
The new Art Center will provide
A retreat space - a place for young emerging artists, typically at the start of their careers, to get away, spend time together and create.
A base to reach out to the community - no longer moving from place to place will allow Art for Change to build local patronage, provide art activities for educational institutions, promote traditional artisans and regional culture, and truly serve marginalized communities through art.
Income and cost savings - no longer will they pay rent for all the spaces they need but instead they can rent out the facilities when they are not being used by Art for Change programs, along with other income generating opportunities.
Art For Change are aiming to raise a total of $357,000. Their goal is to raise 40% inside India and 60% internationally. Of the International amount they were able to raise $35,080 in the month of December 2021. For the remainder, the goal is to raise one third ($59,700) by June 30, 2022, and the other two thirds ($119,400) by December 31, 2022. Any donation large or small is significant as they seek to meet their targets.
To learn more about the Art Center and work of Art for Change please visit https://artforchange.space/the-artcenter