The Extending Arts Practice and New Performance programmes were reviewed in 2013 by a panel of experts comprising of Sadanand Menon, Madhusree Dutta, Shubha Mudgal, and Vivan Sundaram. As input to the review process, we solicited views on the support required for the arts from the larger field of arts practice and philanthropy in India (Please refer to our Voices from the Field Reports for the Visual Arts and for Performance). The panel made a set of recommendations to IFA and this ‘Arts Practice’ programme is an outcome of the recommendations.
The Arts Practice programme supports critical practice in the arts. It encourages practitioners working across artistic disciplines to question and critique existing norms through their practice. The programme seeks to foreground a culture where arts practice is constantly being shaped and articulated through experimentation and critical dialogue.