Artfront – Fund raising through art

Artfront is now another blog that I am hosting powered by WordPress. It is an idea from a fellow ex uni class mate to put up an art show.  Picking up on the idea, we are taking the challenge of bringing our skills to raise funds through art shows across Europe. The mains aims are to develop and fund projects which will focus on children who have more challenges but fewer opportunities in life. We are thinking about children living in slum areas, orphans, children of prostitutes or children whose parents are addicted to drugs or alcohol anywhere in the world.

This a dream come true as an extension to my first experience in Delhi some 20 years ago. When I was a student at the Art institute there and had to work on a campaign on Child Labour and Prostitution. It took me to the streets of Old Delhi where I discovered a world of utter despair among an outer world of poverty. That of juvenile prostitution. Where I saw a child exchanging sexual favours for a small paper bag of street munchies. That was it. It got etched into my mind and heart. And I started understanding the meaning of poverty. This venture of ours is only a small extension of our limited powers of individuals who believe in a certain cause. That of children living in appalling conditions.

The course of my career took a positive turn at som epoint when I started working for UN agencies and traveling to post conflict areas acros the globe. Since, taking leisure moments to reflect upon some positive actions I can bring about in my daily life has allowed me to ‘rest’ my mind from unnecessary demands of the material world to a more peaceful one of contentment in the smaller joys of life.

This show will allow us to dwelve into our own persuits to make a practical contribution to a cause to help alleviate poverty hunger, war, conflict, sexual exploitation, abuse and psychological traumas.

Pl check our blog : http://www.artfront.wordpress.com or follow the link on the side bar.

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