My village my nation is the most ambitious project TellusArt has undertaken till date. Project is about to build a complex with having primary school, art residency, amphitheatre, cafeteria, art gallery, women fabric sewing center.
Through “my village my nation” program we not only educate the poor students but also the locals and we also encourage them to participate in all social welfare efforts carried out by TellusArt. To further boost their participation TellusArt organises small village fair (mela) and festivals. Public enthusiasm and their willingness to learn and adopt a new idea is very encouraging. TellusArt believes three things to make a substantial change in the life of a particular society.
Communication – Contribution – Carry out
Villages are soul of every society in the world and preserve the incredible heritage of art and tradition of the country. They are part of but often get neglected as far as main stream of art is concern. TellusArt is trying to bridge the gap by inviting artists of international reputation to the doorsteps of the village. Thus villagers get a chance to mingle and exchange the beauty of their culture with artists of far of lands. This mutual exchange of ideas and cultures are the first laying stones of change.
Villagers gain more from this give and take of ideas and artists get the taste of typical rural life while creating and enjoying their exploration. More importantly TellusArt encourages artists to contribute an ever lasting impression on the cultural and social life of the villagers.TellusArt is committed to touch the lives of these villagers through art as we believe that art is the most powerful medium to convey our message across.
The most pleasing and important part of the project is to provide needy students and women of the village to make their lives better by providing them education and means to earn their living. TellusArt believes art and artists have the energy to uplift the lives of others while painting, dancing and enjoying every bit of the process.
TellusArt Academy is located in a small village, called Kaliyanwala in northern India. The purpose of the academy is to impart quality education upon unprivileged students living in the near vicinity. The vision of the academy is to provide those facilities which are not available to the poors or which they cannot afford of. TellusArt is committed to make this dream a reality in near future and also seeking any possible assistance from individuals, public welfare groups and corporate houses to accomplish its goal.
TellusArt Home, an art residency is a place for artists to spend some quality time far from the speedy urban life and experience the rich flavour of the village life. TellusArt welcomes and invites artists from across the globe to come, stay, work for a period of time and share their rich cultural treasure with other’s and local’s.
TellusArt believes in strengthening the women, because women are an integral part of our society. Fortification of women in the long run, would be advantageous for the local communities and would serve as a mile stone for others. Therefore, TellusArt has started a sewing centre for the poor women and widows to make them self-sustainable. Few international artists are showing their keen interest in this project and are very happy with working these women. The organisation also offers extended benefits to the families of these women by providing free education to their kids and also assists them in their future needs like marriges of their daughters or by sponsoring higher education to the deserving students.
TellusArt is looking for the public and private participation for its dream come true. Hope, this project will expand gradually from a very small to its largest scale. Therefore, there is an appeal from all the individuals, small business houses, NGOs and corporate to provide help in best of their capacity.