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06 Sep 2010

India Foundation for the Arts

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) is a national, not-for-profit, grant-making organisation that supports practice, research and education in the arts in India. Set up as a Public Charitable Trust in 1993, IFA started making grants in 1995. IFA has supported over 400 arts projects in twenty one states across India. 

IFA enriches the practice and knowledge of, widens public access to, and strengthens capacities and infrastructure in the arts in India, by supporting innovative projects, commissioning research and creating public platforms. It aims to ensure that the arts, in all their diversity, are nurtured and valued because they enrich individual and community life and are critical to envisioning the future of our society.

They support:

  • Arts Practice 
  • Arts Research 
  • Arts Education 
  • Archival and Museum Fellowships 

They organise:

  • Festivals, seminars and conferences
  • Workshops on themes of relevance to the arts
  • Conversations between artists
  • Collaborative projects with other like spirited organisations