Hyundai Motor India Foundation announces the winners for the second edition of “Art for Hope 2023”

  • Aims to empower and support 25 artists and 10 art collectives throughout India
  • A grant of Rs 40 Lakh set aside to support the winning entries
  • Aims to unearth undiscovered creative talent across artistic domains

Gurugram, November 30, 2022: Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd, (HMIL) today announced the names of 25 artists and 10 art collectives who have been selected for the grant, in the second edition of its one-of-a-kind CSR initiative ‘Art for Hope 2023’. These grantees pan diverse fields of Visual, Digital , Performance & Folk and Traditional Art& Craft.

The second edition received over 200 entries from across 87 cities and 25 states in India. Out of these, 50 artists were shortlisted after a stringent evaluation process. Adhering to an equitable evaluation criterion, the jury arrived at the final list of 25 individual artists and 10 art collectives. Total grant of Rs. 40 Lakh will be disbursed amongst the grantees.

Commenting on the announcement of the grant, Mr. Puneet Anand, AVP & Group Head, Corporate Affairs, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “Art is an integral part of India’s tradition and folklore. Guided by our global vision of ‘Progress for Humanity’, this industry first initiative ‘Art for Hope’ is a step towards empowering the artist fraternity from across the country. Patronage of art is limited and is considered a privilege of only a few. We wanted to unshackle these beliefs and make it accessible for all ; at the same time providing a  platform to little known talents and proponents of dying art forms. This program opened many doors for our last years grantees and brought in new and unconventional audiences.  I am sure this year will be no different. I wish our grantees good luck and am quite confident that this exposure will become a stepping stone in their career.”

The entries were judged by an eminent jury panel  of Mr. Aditya Arya, an acclaimed photographer, curator and the founder of Museo Camera, Centre of Photographic Arts (Gurugram), the largest photography museum in Southeast Asia, Mr. Jagannath Panda, a popular visual artist, curator and the founder of Utsha Foundation for Contemporary Art (Bhubaneshwar), and Dr. Rathi Jafer, Director of InKo Centre, Mr. Gautam Mukherjee, Group Head, Channel Strategy, HMIL, and Mr Mukundan M.S., Unit Head, Production Support, HMIL. The jury members will also mentor and train the grantees in areas of promotion, financial management, communication etc.

Two exhibitions will be held to display the artwork and provide a stage for the performances . The first will be in Delhi towards the end of Feb/ Early march and the other will be held in Chennai towards the end of March / Early April, which will be open to the public.

List of Winners for ‘Art for Hope 2023’:

S.No Name Category City State
1 Connect Signal Traditional Arts & Culture Jaipur Rajasthan
2 Kalakriti Foundation Visual Art Delhi Delhi
3 ReDesign Design Cell Functional Innovative Art & Crafts Silchar Cachar Assam
4 Kattaikkuttu Sangam Traditional Arts & Culture Kanchipuram Tamil Nadu
5 Kottapuram Integrated Development Society Functional Innovative Art & Crafts Thrissur Kerala
6 Daricha Foundation Traditional Arts & Culture Kolkata West Bengal
7 Auro Apaar Digital Art Puducherry Pondicherry
8 Datri Foundation Traditional Arts & Culture Pune Maharashtra
9 Steffi E, Abhinav C Digital Art Kannur Kerala
10 Access For All Visual Art Mumbai Maharashtra
11 Ishita Chakraborty Visual Art Kolkata West Bengal
12 Nayanjyoti Barman Functional Innovative Art & Crafts Kokrajhar Assam
13 Vishnu M Performance Art Palakkad Kerala
14 Kumar Pandurang Missal Visual Art Kolhapur Maharashtra
15 Imon Cheta Phukan Visual Art Baroda Gujarat
16 Sarika Goswami Visual Art Bhilai Chattisgarh
17 Tapan Moharana Visual Art Delhi Delhi
18 Payal Goswami Visual Art Silchar Cachar Assam
19 Sreelakshmi K S Visual Art Nileshwar Kerala
20 Arindam Manna Visual Art Ghitorni Delhi
21 Tamsin Noronha Functional Innovative Art & Crafts Panjim Goa
22 Chandraprakash Hiraman Kumare Digital Art Nagpur Maharashtra
23 Umesh Singh Visual Art Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
24 Ramkumar Kannadasan Visual Art Chennai Tamil Nadu
25 Sayantan Samanta Visual Art Dankuni West Bengal
26 Shubhi Audichya Visual Art Udaipur Rajasthan
27 Tarun Sharma Visual Art Delhi Delhi
28 Manasi Kishor Mankame Visual Art Thane Maharashtra
29 Binoy Paul Visual Art Silchar Cachar Assam
30 Himani Khurana Performance Art Faridabad Haryana
31 Kanika Nagpal Visual Art New Delhi Delhi
32 Priyanshu Chaurasia Digital Art Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
33 Prasad Shrikant Mestri Visual Art Palghar Maharashtra
34 Preeti Singh Visual Art TEHSILE PALAMPUR Himachal Pradesh
35 Geeta Vaishnavi – J & K Arts Foundation Visual Art New Delhi Delhi

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