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Save-Our-Artists

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The beautiful folk dance we enjoyed at a fair, the soulful music we heard in awe at a music festival and the stories we enjoyed from the storyteller, what if we never get to enjoy these ever after this pandemic.

Performing art is the heart and soul of India, with its color, stories, rhythm, vigor and magic across our fairs, our festivals, our concerts, and our homes. And for this art to live, the artist needs to live.

The COVID-19 pandemic along with the lockdown followed by the cyclone Amphan has given a severe blow to the current as well as future economic opportunities & living conditions of several performing artist families across India.

Our performing artists earned their livelihood through performances, social engagements. However, with all events being cancelled owing to social distancing norms and with no savings and an uncertain future, these artists are struggling to survive.


Towards this cause, Dilli Gharana & ImmerseGo have come together to raise Rs 20 Lakhs to support 100 performing artists and their families directly through the campaign Save-Our-Artists.

We would be directly supporting the worst affected performing artists and the most needy for immediate support from Delhi, West Bengal, Odisha, and Maharashtra and many others from around India, who have been carrying with them performing art traditions of several generations.

Your Support
We invite you to generously contribute to this campaign and help the artists, who have always made our holidays, our experiences magical. Your contributions will allow not only the artist's family to weather the current storm but also give them the strength to work on the sustenance of their art forms.

Let us come together to stand with our artist families in this hour of crisis.

About the Campaign Organizers

The Sursagar Society of Dilli Gharana was established in 1940 in New Delhi, India, a one-of-its-kind institution working solely towards promoting Indian Classical Music amongst youth through festivals, documentation, and provision of Guru-Shishya parampara based high-quality education and preserving & showcasing its rich repertoire of Indian Classical Music. For details kindly check the link for Dilli Gharana 

“However,” in the words of the current Khalifa (head) of Dilli Gharana Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan Sahib, “It is each and everyone’s duty to contribute towards the patronage of Indian Performing Arts, for otherwise, India will lose its national identity.”

ImmerseGo is a social impact organization of India, working towards revival & promotion of performing art traditions of India through curation, storytelling, up-skilling and technology.

Relief Work
The money raised will be transferred directly by the organization Sursagar Society of Dilli Gharana into the individual bank accounts of artist families.

  • The amount raised will be supporting 100 families of performing arts communities from Delhi, West Bengal, Odisha, Maharashtra and others with a monthly assistance of Rs 5,000 for 4 months starting June 2020. 
  • The amount will be able to cover the cost of essentials including food, medicines, hygiene products and restoration of homes for the affected families.

    Utilization of funds
  • Each family will receive a total INR 20,000 for 4 months from June to
    September 2020. 
  • All contributions to this campaign are exempt under Section 80-G of the Income Tax Act of India. Tax exemption certificates shall be sent via email to all donors.
  • The details of all the beneficiaries will be shared with donors.

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15th September 2020
Dear Supporters

As we embark on the last phase of this campaign, we would like to thank each and everyone of you for your unflinching support through these tough times to have come forward to support our artists.

We would like to inform you that to mark this, The Dilli Gharana and ImmerseGo are working on conceptualising an event to further support and celebrate the lives of our artists and the impact the art has on our lives especially in times like we are in.

We would be sharing more details soon on this event.

Thank you
Team Dilli Gharana & ImmerseGo
Dear Supporters

As we embark on the last phase of this campaign, we would like to thank each and everyone of you for your unflinching support through these tough times to have come forward to support our artists.

We would like to inform you that to mark this, The Dilli Gharana and ImmerseGo are working on conceptualising an event to further support and celebrate the lives of our artists and the impact the art has on our lives especially in times like we are in.

We would be sharing more details soon on this event.

Thank you
Team Dilli Gharana & ImmerseGo
3rd August 2020
Dear Donors

Greetings!

We are grateful to each and everyone of you for extending so much support in the midst of this pandemic and inspite of various challenges that you may be facing.

However, we would like to share with you an update that we hope it brings some joy amidst all the grim news. With your support, in addition to the financial support extended to the first 50 artists, we are now able to extend the support to 7 more artists from different parts of India. 

This money though may be little means a lot to each and every artist and is helping them & their families, weather not only starvation/food crisis but also a health crisis in terms of increased medical/healthcare needs especially for the elderly.

Also, we are in the process of sharing with you video footages of some of these artists as they muster some courage to share their gratitude & some joy with all of you.

We would be grateful to you for your continued support. Do share our campaign amongst your friends and family and within your network as many artists are still waiting for this support from us.

For more updates and performances by some of these artists on our social media channels to raise funds for our campaign visit
https://www.facebook.com/ImmerseGoAdventures/
Save Our Artists Group​​​

We look forward to your continued support.

With Gratitude
Team ImmerseGo & DilliGharana


Dear Donors

Greetings!

We are grateful to each and everyone of you for extending so much support in the midst of this pandemic and inspite of various challenges that you may be facing.

However, we would like to share with you an update that we hope it brings some joy amidst all the grim news. With your support, in addition to the financial support extended to the first 50 artists, we are now able to extend the support to 7 more artists from different parts of India. 

This money though may be little means a lot to each and every artist and is helping them & their families, weather not only starvation/food crisis but also a health crisis in terms of increased medical/healthcare needs especially for the elderly.

Also, we are in the process of sharing with you video footages of some of these artists as they muster some courage to share their gratitude & some joy with all of you.

We would be grateful to you for your continued support. Do share our campaign amongst your friends and family and within your network as many artists are still waiting for this support from us.

For more updates and performances by some of these artists on our social media channels to raise funds for our campaign visit
https://www.facebook.com/ImmerseGoAdventures/
Save Our Artists Group​​​

We look forward to your continued support.

With Gratitude
Team ImmerseGo & DilliGharana


20th July 2020
Dear Donors,


Thanks for the contributions you made to this cause. So far we are able to transfer Rs. 5000/- each to the bank accounts of 50 artisans.  

For more details kindly follow our facebook group "Save our Artists- a fundraiser by Dilli Gharana and ImmerseGo".

Please keep supporting


Regards
Sursagar Society of Delhi Gharana 
Dear Donors,


Thanks for the contributions you made to this cause. So far we are able to transfer Rs. 5000/- each to the bank accounts of 50 artisans.  

For more details kindly follow our facebook group "Save our Artists- a fundraiser by Dilli Gharana and ImmerseGo".

Please keep supporting


Regards
Sursagar Society of Delhi Gharana 
Rs.322,000 raised

Goal: Rs.2,000,000

14 Days to go

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Supporters (43)

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Anonymous donated Rs.20,000
AD
Anahita donated Rs.3,000

Glad to help our artists.

SG
Suresh donated Rs.3,000
Tk
Thomas donated Rs.25,000
SS
Sonia donated Rs.40,000
PK
Pallavi donated Rs.1,000