Over the years, IFA has been publishing a wide range of material that reflect our commitment and engagement with the arts and culture. These publications are a way for us to share our work in the field on topical concerns and interests, with the public. 

IFA publishes a Quarterly Newsletter that keeps you up-to-date on what's happening in the IFA arts community—with the latest on our grants, projects and initiatives, upcoming performances or presentations by grantees, updates from within the organisation, and a short interview with a grantee.

IFA also publishes an Annual Report—a summary of all IFA activities the past year—including programmes, events and grants made, with our annual financial report.

Other work published by IFA includes:

Painters, Poets, Performers: The Patuas of Bengal (2017)
The latest publication from IFA is Painters, Poets, Performers: The Patuas of Bengal, published in 2017. This visually rich and informative book on the history and evolution of Patachitra–literally, 'painting on cloth'–in Bengal provides an overview of this narrative tradition of pictorial storytelling and its multi-talented, polymath makers.
This book was supported by Infosys Foundation.

Embroidering Futures: The repurposing of Kantha (2012)
In 2012, we published Embroidering Futures: The repurposing of kantha. This book traces this journey of kantha from its origins to its current avatar, through the tales and recollections of collectors, inheritors, designers and producers of this unique piece of embroidered cloth.
The publication is now available to read online. Click here to read the PDF!
This book was supported by Infosys Foundation.

Beyond the Proscenium: Reimagining the Space for Performance (2010)
In 2010, the IFA Theatre Infrastructure Cell published Beyond the Proscenium: Reimagining the Space for Performance, a collection of essays and interviews edited by Anmol Vellani, that underscore experimental perspectives on performance spaces and the emergence of unconventional artistic experiences. The publication includes interviews with contemporary dancer and choreographer Astad Deboo, theatre director Bansi Kaul, and essays by scholar Lokendra Arambam, theatre director Pushan Kripalani, and writer and editor Anjum Katyal. 
This book was supported by Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust.

ArtConnect (2008-2013)
From 2008 to 2013, IFA published ArtConnect, a leading magazine on the arts in India featuring contributions by and interviews with writers, artists and scholars, offering perspectives on contemporary and traditional art practices, and exploring unique and often overlooked areas in the arts.  Read all issues of ArtConnect for free! We are pleased that all issues have been made available to read online here. You can also pick up in print form, our exciting Limited Edition—nine select ArtConnect publications here!

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