Youth Art Exchanges
Tara Trust & Partner Institutions
Initiated in 2011, the NGO Tara Trust developed an exchange program with the aim to connect underprivileged children from Goa to the rest of India. Children coming from deprived sections of society, such as slums and orphanages, travelled to various cities, living and learning with other children, in order to become sensitized about the world outside their homes. Art and creativity was the medium to discover the environment around them. Workshops and excursions conducted by Tara Trust along with partner organizations motivated the children to set new goals and ambitions for themselves.
Since 2011, six camps have been conducted in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.
Find full camp write-ups here: http://the1000craneproject.blogspot.com/
Katharina Kakar works in a variety of media, including drawing, installation, text and video. Her creations engage with the spaces she works and lives in, often in an attempt to understand collective history through personal narratives.
Katharina’s interest is to connect with communities, utilizing art as a language to communicate.
For the past ten years, artist and writer Katharina Kakar has spearheaded the work of her NGO Tara Trust – a creative force for empowerment and social change.