India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in partnership with the Mumbai-based Art1st Foundation brings to Bangalore an artist mentorship programme that enables secondary school students to engage with established artists in the city.
The Art1st Partner a Master: Artist Mentor Program, offers young artists an opportunity to interact and learn from the arts practice of established artists in their city. In Bangalore, young artists get a chance to work with Suresh Jayaram, Ravikumar Kashi, Surekha, C F John, Biju Joze, George Mathen and Suresh Kumar G.
As part of this programme students get the chance to directly engage with these contemporary artists in their studios through a series of workshops. We hope these workshops will offer the students a source of inspiration, and give them insight into the working processes of the artists they admire and possibly aspire to become. The idea of this initiative is to open up their thinking, nurture their imagination and encourage the expression of their creativity. This Program is ideal for any student who is a thinker as it gives students an opportunity to grow beyond their inhibitions and take an idea to the center-stage.