‘ELEPHANT WALK’ AN ART RESIDENCY AT KODAICANAL ROAD
Our mission is to establish residencies in natural surroundings at various locations, so that it would be approachable to the interested participants and they don’t have to travel too far. . First in this direction is residency in the Kodaicanal road. It is a forest land with mud and bamboo houses. We have taken care not to interfere and disturb the Mother Nature at the same time provide the basic amenities to the dwellers. It is an ideal location both for the established and well-known artists who want to be on their own as well as for the upcoming and armatures who want to grow and need to concentrate and work in solace. Our main aim is to encourage the people having immense talent but somehow got lost in the social demands and responsibilities.
ARTUAE HEART FOR ART is a non-profit organisation of like-minded individuals who come together to support artists, and through that endeavour, are able to raise money and awareness about poverty in our communities and around the world. After having taken 2011 off, under a new set of board of directors our primary focus is to host a variety of events every year, which will feature talented local artists with various art mediums. The events are designed to provide emerging, established artists and artists from non-for-profit organisations an opportunity to network, sell and promote their artwork. As a result, we can build a stronger community of artists; strengthen partnerships between artists and the community; and to promote art across our growing city. We are looking at possibilities to expand in the upcoming years to facilitate the Mentoring of Artists (connecting established artists to up-and-coming artists), and providing education and skills training to local artist.
Our goal is to see more artists successful and fulfilled in their work by encouraging , giving them opportunities and also key information that will benefit their business. We are motivated to give. We also want to encourage the community and businesses to bring help, hope and relief to those living in extreme poverty by supporting our local artists and our future programs.
We believe in the power of good and unity.