The Emergency Funds for Artistes

The Covid-19 crisis has set us back in ways that we could not have ever imagined. In our efforts to rebuild the catastrophic impact suffered by the arts sector, Teamwork Arts launched #ArtMatters in 2020, through which we have been working towards creating awareness about the current reality of artistes across India affected by the pandemic, and developing support channels for them.

With the onset of this virulent second wave, we again face unprecedented and heartbreaking challenges due to the utter collapse of the healthcare system in our country. Many remote areas do not even have access to RT-PCR tests, medicines and doctors for consultation. These artistes are in dire need of support as they are distraught with fear and anxiety without access to basic resources to tackle the pandemic. The need of the hour is to combat the outbreak and help our artiste and artisan communities survive the tsunami of rising infections. We have launched an emergency fund to provide them with a range of resources from food and rations to healthcare and medicines.

Our vast network allows us to provide artistes with monetary support, and in collaboration with our partner NGOs we aim to help as many artistes as possible across the country to procure resources essential for their survival. We solicit aid from you in this endeavour so that together, we can attempt to halt the setback and save innocent lives. We are doing everything in our power to ensure that they have a fighting chance for a sustainable livelihood and future and build on the progress achieved in 2020.

Project Goals
  1. Raise emergency funds for artistes in need.
  2. The funds will be used to provide food, rations, medical supplies, medical equipment, treatment and general healthcare to the afflicted.
  3. We begin with a goal of raising 10 Lakhs and hope to extend it as and when we meet our numbers.
List of Partner NGOs:
  • A. R. Rahman Foundation
  • Ananda Shankar Center for Performing Arts
  • Amarrass Society for Performing Arts
  • Artists 2 Artists
  • Brahmaputra Cultural Foundation
  • Independent Artists
  • Jaipur Rugs Foundation
  • Sufi Kathak Foundation
  • Sutradhaar Social Ventures-Behrupiya Community
  • Rajasthan Josh Sidhar Vikas Sansthan
  • Zariya Foundation