This is the Second edition of Art4Art fundraising campaign. Now, we are supporting artists who have lost their livelihood in the face of this lockdown and COVID-19 outbreak.
About the Organization
Kattaikkuttu Sangam was founded by Perungattur P. Rajagopal
in 1990 in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu as a not for profit organization of Kattaikkuttu performing artists. In 2002, Hanne M. de Bruin
joined the Sangam as a Program Director and principal fundraiser.
The art form is famous for its 8-hour long all-night performances in the village of Punjarasantankal. Due to the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent lockdown in the country, the artists are not sure about when they will be able to perform next. This time of the year being the only time when the artists earn properly, they need your help!
About Art4Art Campaign
Art4Art campaign was started by 5 Young India Fellows working with Kattaikkuttu Sangam as a way for artists to help other artists. The first edition of the campaign titled 'Art is Labor' raised money for Kattaikkuttu artists by auctioning paintings by artists of Ashoka University.
About the Beneficiaries
Since no performances seem plausible in the foreseeable future for the artists, the Sangam aims to support its 113 members with Rs. 2500 (rounded) each. Sangam's Finance department will transfer the money raised directly to their bank accounts.
The aim of this edition of the Art4Art campaign is to help Kattaikkuttu Sangam's artists and their families affected by the COVID-19 crisis.