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Support Folk Artists of Tamil Nadu
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    Folk Artists

    from Tamil Nadu

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There were around 1024 artforms in Tamil Nadu, India but currently barely 20 of them are in practice. Ever since the pandemic began, the livelihoods of the artists who are associated with these art forms are at stake. This risks the extinction of those which are alive.

I (Priyanka Ulaganathan), curator of the community 'Revamp by ஆவல் (Aaval)' along with 'Alternative Media Centre' which works with around 50,000 folk artists, wish to give back to the artists at this hour of need.

As artists from various fields, we have taken so much from them and it's time to give back, not just for now but for the future too!

Stat says 29 folk artists of Tamil Nadu took their lives because of the financial stakes during the pandemic. Out of the 2,46,332 folk artists (date from the survey taken by Palayankottai St.Xavier's College), only 33,000 of them are registered with the Govt of Tamil Nadu. And only the registered artists get financial assistance. Due to this, lakhs of folk artists are struggling every day. The surging second wave and lockdown restrictions leaves them with selling/pawning even their instruments.

How can you help?
For every ₹1000  you will to get an A3 print / 8" X 8" Print 
For every ₹500 you will get an 6" X 4"postcards*

*You can either choose to get hard copies or digital copies of the artworks
*International prints can be shipped for donations more than INR3000/ 40$.


Step 1: Click here to see the artworks that are available.  You will receive one of these. If you need any specific artwork you can mail to us.

Step 2: Click 'Buy Now' button, choose the print size and the quantity you need. (You can also choose only to donate)

Step 3: Fill in the google form (Name, email, address & contact)

Step 4: Make Payment, you will get an acknowledgement receipt

Step 5:  You will get an artwork and an update on how your contributions have made a difference to the lives of folk artists.

Step 6 : Do spread the word :)

Your contributions will go a long way in saving the lives of these artists!

Watch this video to know more about the cause:

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