About

About Us

Kala Drishti, registered on 13th December, 2011, is primarily an artist-run trust with support of upcoming artists as their primary agenda. The programs and initiatives are wide and varied, venturing into all realms of the artistic sphere, including advisory, camps, residencies, art awareness programs, outreach programs, seminars, symposiums, art appreciation programs, corporate gifting and so on. Kala Drishti, a trust conceived by artists themselves identifies this problem and realizes that for a self-sustaining industry that faces uniform growth and is able to sustain participating enthusiasts and artists, we need to start by creating an interest in such activates among all reaches of the society.

Premise

While historically and culturally Art has been an intrinsic part of the quotidation realities in this part of the world, there is a certain apathy that surrounds this. While we were still harp back to a past to identify the tradition of art, it is safe to say that a large section of the society has become estranged from the contemporary manifestation of art for its own sake. While the boom in the art market has opened the eyes of the world to on-goings within country, here such access remains sporadic and limited to a few who go seeking for it. While there has been an undeniable revolution over the last decade, we believe that this can go further. While the initiatives that have been attempting to support emerging, upcoming artists and community art projects, the modern myth of struggling artist has not ceased to exist. Kala Drishti, a trust conceived by artists themselves, identifies this problem and raises that for a self-sustaining industry that faces uniform growth and is able to sustain participating enthusiast and artists, we need to start by creating an interest in such activities among all reaches of society

Mission

Kala Drishti was a vision born out of the confluence of several ideas. Being a trust intended to benefit upcoming artists, all its activities will have their concerns as a prime focus. After having pledged utmost sincerity to the cause of the cause of art and artists, Kala Drishti hopes to contribute Signification to the growth of the industry. As opposed to the model of a gallery, Kala Drishti aims to promote artists and their works without assured returns or commercials gains as the main motivation. As a self-sustaining venture, Kala Drishti has programs that would give back to the community that supports artists through awareness programs, art appreciation course, art advisory and other ways of getting through to prospective patrons or enthusiasts of art. We also believe that appreciation of art starts early. Our outreach programs will extend to schools and universities. We believe that a society that a society that is enthusiastic and supportive of its cultural potential can encourage even emerging artists to push their own limits and experiment, ultimately creating a market that is aware of the sublime role art plays in our lives.