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An artists driven initiative to support artists through the Pandemic

June '20

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Community Box - Folk Art

A series of online workshops facilitated by a network of artist communities across India. 

 Still Space Theatre and our friends at The SuperGeoGraphics will be presenting a series of workshops, each focused on a traditional artform in a specific region in India. We will facilitate a key artist from their region through novel engagements to take their work & practice online.  

Sign-Up to learn and support these artistes & their communities.

Schedule:
14th Aug ‘21: 7-9PM IST : Baul Music: Bengal
21st Aug ‘21: 7-9PM IST: Thaali ki Ramayan: Uttar Pradesh
22nd Aug ‘21: 7-9PM IST: Lavani: Maharashtra
28th Aug ‘21: 7-9PM IST: Behrupiya : Rajasthan
29th Aug ‘21: 7-9PM IST: Putul Nach: Bengal 

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Phase - III (Ongoing)

Following Artist communities are being supported:
1. Manganiyar Musicians & Behrupiyas in Rajasthan
2. Baul singers in Bengal
3. Traditional Puppeteers in Bengal
4. Nautanki Artists in U.P.
5. Lavani Artists in Maharastra
6. Retired theatre artists supported with one month sustenance
7. Theatre artists in Bangalore supported with free vaccination drive
8. Auditorium staff in Bangalore supported with ration.

PHASE II

44 artists in rural & tribal karnataka has been supported with 3 months essential funds and upskilling them with technology & supporting them in reorganizing their engagements.

Thank you volunteers for taking us this far

Anita Gandhi, Deepak Subramanya, Shweta Desai, Ajay Kshatriya, Nidhishri Girimaji, Sriharsha G N, Divya Shivanarayan, Vaani Kishor, Rohit Bhasi, Pallavi S, Amit Sharma, Trilochana, Krishna, Somshekhar, Yogesh Gandhi, Harishchandra, Anushrutha, Guru, Arun Rachegowda, Anshulika, Siddharth Madhyamika, Girish, Akhshay Gandhi.

Thanks to phase II partners

Thanks Art of Walking Project by Pankaj Tiwari and Abhishek Thappar

Thanks to Theatre on Your Own for being a supportive backend .
Thanks to The Red Collective by Anshulika Kapoor for continue to raise funds every month.

Pritesh Bhandary & Ram Manjjonath Studios to document the artists.

PHASE I

600+ artists supported across karnataka with ration kits through 5 distributions during 2020 covid impacted lockdown.

LATEST UPDATE:
Phase III which was intended towards rebuilding artistic models with network of artists supported during two phases has been postponed due to second wave of COVID in India.

We have restarted essential support for artists.

44 rural & tribal artists are currently supported with ~4K INR every month for 3 months till April '21.

The 3 month support is with a view that it will provide artists in dire need of money with mindspace and time to upskill themselves, find new work or organize themselves to prepare for future.

40 artists in the list are generously supported by Art of Walking Project by Pankaj Tiwari and Abhishek Thappar and rest 4 are supported by funds raised during phase 1.

We are trying to brainstorm with these artists to understand what all is possible and what is the situation on ground and how we can contribute further with online platform as well as helping them upskill to technology and other potential solutions for future.

First team of Yakshagana artists came together to do a show on 31st Oct '20 in Udupi, where most marginalized independent artists came together to form a group and now will first perform in a temple, which will be recorded for online streaming.

A team of leather puppeteers have come together near Hassan to perform a show on 3rd Dec '20

A company theatre in Navalgunda could renew their license and restarted performing regularly from Jan '21.

We are working towards bringing a video on demand festival featuring these artists and raising awareness and also introductory online workshops by these regional artists.


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Support artists, support arts

Ours is an independent effort bringing together theatre artists from Bangalore to support artists in need, to raise funds, take calls, organize, plan and distribute.

We have supported folk, classical, theatre, dance, cinema, mela (fair) artists in Bangalore, Hubbali, Mandya, Tumkur to name few.

Our team is receiving more than 50-60 distress calls per day and we are processing each request before we make the delivery possible. We estimate to reach more than 1000 artists by early July.

You can support us by:
1. Donating money (receipts & distribution funds will be provided)
2. Help us spread the word on whatsapp/email/facebook/instagram
3. Volunteer with us.
4. Connect us with organizations, institutions working in same domain

Working team: Anita Gandhi, Deepak Subramanya, Shweta Desai, Ajay Kshatriya, Nidhishri Girimaji, Sriharsha, Rohit Bhasi, Pallavi S, Amit Sharma, Sushma Rao, Trilochana, Krishna, Somshekhar, Akhshay Gandhi.

Contact us: +91-7829765688

For Artists in need
We are group of artists, as Still Space Theatre, Bangalore, working to support full-time artists whose livelihood depends on the arts with a ration kit. Its a volunteer effort including raising funds, organizing logistics, prioritizing artists, delivering and maintaining transparency with patrons. Hope you will understand the complexity and magnitude of the task at hand and will support us with the spirit of being there for each other as artists. We hope we all will learn together and enable each other to sustain ourselves in the times ahead.

Thanks Team
Still Space Theatre
Bangalore, India

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ಸ್ಟಿಲ್ ಸ್ಪೇಸ್ ಥಿಯೇಟರ್‌ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಮ್ಮ ಗುಂಪಿನ ಹೆಸರು. ನಾವು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಕಲಾವಿದರ ಒಂದು ಗುಂಪು. ಪೂರ್ಣ ಸಮಯದ ಕಲಾವಿದರನ್ನು ಹಾಗು ಕಲೆಗಳನ್ನು ಅವಲಂಬಿಸಿರುವವರಿಗೆ ಪಡಿತರ ಕಿಟ್ಟನ್ನು ಹಂಚುವ ಮೂಲಕ ಅವರ ಜೀವನೋಪಾಯವನ್ನು ಬೆಂಬಲಿಸಲು ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ಹಣವನ್ನು ಸಂಗ್ರಹಿಸುವುದು, ಲಾಜಿಸ್ಟಿಕ್ಸ್ ಆಯೋಜಿಸುವುದು, ತಲುಪಿಸುವುದು ಹಾಗು ಕಲಾವಿದರಿಗೆ ಆದ್ಯತೆ ನೀಡುವುದು, ತಲುಪಿಸುವುದು, ಕಲಾ ಪೋಷಕರಿಗೆ ಪಾರದರ್ಶಕತೆ ನೀಡುವುದು ಮತ್ತು ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸುವುದು ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ನಮ್ಮದು ಒಂದು ಸ್ವಯಂಸೇವಕ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ. ಕೈಯಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಕಾರ್ಯದ ಸಂಕೀರ್ಣತೆ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರಮಾಣವನ್ನು ನೀವು ಅರ್ಥಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವಿರಿ ಮತ್ತು ಕಲಾವಿದರಾಗಿ ಒಬ್ಬರಿಗೊಬ್ಬರು ಇರುವ ಮನೋಭಾವದಿಂದ ನಮಗೆ ಬೆಂಬಲ ನೀಡುತ್ತೀರಿ ಎಂದು ಭಾವಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ. ನಾವೆಲ್ಲರೂ ಒಟ್ಟಾಗಿ ಕಲಿಯುತ್ತೇವೆ ಮತ್ತು ಮುಂದಿನ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮನ್ನು ನಾವು ಉಳಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಪರಸ್ಪರ ಶಕ್ತರಾಗುತ್ತೇವೆ ಎಂದು ನಾವು ಭಾವಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ.

ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು 
ಟೀಮ್ ಸ್ಟಿಲ್ ಸ್ಪೇಸ್ ಥಿಯೇಟರ್ 
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, ಭಾರತ 

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Community service during COVID19 - Lockdown


As a team, we supported more than 1000 individuals twice over the early/mid lockdown period. Our artist team organized efforts from raising funds to identifying and distributing ration. 
Team: Anita Gandhi, Sonal Sahay, Deepak Subramanya, Akhshay Gandhi, Krishna Chaitanya, Yogesh Gandhi.