About I Believe

An advocacy and fundraising initiative, #ArtMatters is committed to the cause of promoting and preserving art and craft- in partnership with UNESCO, FICCI and ICCR. Since its inception in April, #ArtMatters has been working towards creating awareness about the current reality of various artistes across India, affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and developing support channels for them. Given the large-scale need for financial and policy support in the cultural sector, #ArtMatters is worked with multiple partners to produce a fundraising gala by artistes, for artistes called, I Believe #ArtMatters. I Believe #ArtMatters brought together a diverse range of performances across music, theatre, dance, and cinema showcasing India’s cultural diversity and its syncretic traditions, and was broadcast across social media platforms to an engaged viewership of over 1,90,000 viewers plus TV audiences who viewed this on the India Ahead news channel. The gala has helped provide much needed support to artistes and artisans, as well as celebrate their craft and tradition by highlighting their stories.

A donation of Rs. 1500 can support one family

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How are your donations being used?

We are hugely grateful to our generous donors for their support and for reaching out to artistes across India. The process of disbursement of funds has started and will be completed shortly. Given below is a table showing the list of partner foundations across the country as well as the geographical outreach of this initiative. By completion date we would have supported 5000 artiste families across India.

Even though this fund raising drive has been successful, the goals of organizations we have supported are yet to be achieved. We request your continued support.

S.No
Organisation/Body
State
Number of Artistes
Occupation
Location
1
A.R. Rahman Foundation
Maharashtra
100
100 children
Mumbai
2
Artistes4Artistes
Maharashtra
30
30 theater artistes
Mumbai
3
Brahmaputra Cultural Foundation
Assam
50
50 performing artistes
Guwahati / Majuli / Johrat / Titabore / Golaghat
4
Sufi Kathak Foundation
Delhi
70
70 Qawwals
Delhi
5
The Rajasthan Josh SidharVikasSansthan
Rajasthan
80
80 folk artistes
Jaisalmer
6
Ananda Shankar Center for Performing Arts
West Bengal
28
28 dancers
Kolkata
7
Zariya Foundation
Maharashtra
100
100 performing artistes
Mumbai
8
Jaipur Rugs
Rajasthan
80
80 weavers
Jaipur / Mirzapur / Bhawanipur / Nadal / Hussainpur / Sakri / Bilsi
9
Amarrass Society for Performing Arts
Delhi
15
Classical and folk musicians
Delhi
10
Sutradhaar Social Ventures - Behrupiya Community
Rajasthan
50
Behrupiya Community
Jaipur, Nagpur, Ajmer, Bhilwara, Churu district.
11
Box: Lightsense Art Foundation
Maharashtra
 
Production support
Mumbai
12
Independent Artistes
PAN India
20
Performing artistes including Dancers, Musicians, magicians, puppeteers
Delhi, Mumbai, Assam, Banaras, Kerala, Kolkata etc.
Total
 
 
653
 
 
Note - The process of distributing the funds has started. we will continue to update status on a weekly basis.

Our Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries

A R Rahman Foundation

The Foundation aims to help 100 students enrolled in flagship program. Other people availing aid are supported on a case-by-case basis.
Beneficiaries

SufiKathak Foundation

SKF provides medical support, pensions and annual scholarships to retired artists and the wives of deceased artists.
Beneficiaries

ANANDA SHANKAR CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS

We aim to raise enough money so that the artists can sustain themselves and their families for at least 6 months
Beneficiaries

ZARIYA FOUNDATION

We aim to help children and talented artists of all castes and communities and their Families.
Beneficiaries

Jaipur Rugs Foundation

We are serving 250 families based on the needs of the family. We provide them with food supplies medical emergencies and financial support to safeguard their basics.
Beneficiaries

Amarrass Society for Performing Arts: CREATING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS

We aim to support the master craftsmen from the Manganiyar communities in Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Barmer districts in Rajasthan, and in Kutch in Gujarat.
Beneficiaries

Raise Resources for Folk Artistes in Jaisalmer

Rajasthan Josh Sidhar Vikas Sansthan, Jaisalmer
Beneficiaries

Raise Funds for Ration and Healthcare services for Artists in Mumbai

Vision Rescue- Artists for Artists initiative
Beneficiaries

Support Artistes & their Families in Assam

Brahmaputra Cultural Foundation

Our Beneficiaries

I Believe Gala Performers

Sunday, 18th October, 2020

Our Partners

Partners
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