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Come explore an arts festival celebrating projects supported by India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) under its Arts Practice programme. This festival features over 40 projects from across the country and disciplines such as photography, visual arts, theatre, film, gaming, graphic art, sound, music dance and puppetry.
Presented under six themes of interrogating pasts, confluence of forms, engaging communities, making meanings of myths, thinking audiences, and imagining futures the event schedule has an exciting line up of events across panel discussions, performances, film screenings, workshops and exhibitions.
We are extremely proud that in the past 5 years, IFA has supported over 60 projects under the Arts Practice programme. Crossing uncharted territories with form and content, these projects have challenged the artists and engaged the audience in multiple ways. 40 of these projects will be presented at the festival.
Be present at Past Forward as we celebrate these groundbreaking projects from across the country and disciplines.
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We would like to thank our philanthropy partners Bangalore International Centre, Biocon Limited, Goethe-Institut, RMZ Foundation and the Sandeep and Gitanjali Maini Foundation, C. Krishniah Chetty Group Of Jewellers, and Jaithirth Rao; and Outreach partner Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru who have come forward to support the festival
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) is a not-for-profit, independent, grantmaking organisation that supports research, practice and education in the arts and culture across India, since 1995. We have supported close to 600 projects disbursing over Rs 24 crore (USD 3.4 million) across the country. We believe that the arts and culture are essential to our individual and community lives, and for a more equitable and just world. As a facilitator, catalyst and provocateur in the field, we support critical investigations, explorations and experiments that push boundaries of knowledge and practice, and challenge dominant narratives.