Small is Powerful

IFA believes that everyone can make a difference - a faith bolstered by the overwhelming support for our initiative - Friends of IFA. This initiative, which starts at a donation of Rs 3500 a year, now has over 500 Friends, and has raised over Rs 4 Crore in the last 7 years. Their unwavering support and continued contributions of time and effort strengthens our commitment to the arts and reiterates our belief that 'Small is Powerful'.

Sunil Shanbag
Small interventions change people’s lives
– Sunil Shanbag, Theatre Director

Sunil Shanbag, Theatre Director and an IFA Grantee, shares how small interventions change people’s lives, in the arts. Like simple acts in the arts make a difference, Sunil talks about the transformation that a small contribution can bring - not only to the lives of the artists, but also for the community that benefits from the arts.


Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah
You don't have to be a king or a state to support the arts
– Ratna Pathak Shah, Actor

Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah, Actors and IFA Patrons, agree with us. In this video, they speak about how everyone can do a little bit to support the arts and about the power of small sums, time and contributions that we can all extend towards the arts; for You don't have to be a king or a state to support the arts.
Raqs Media Collective
(Giving) is a very simple act
– Jeebesh Bagchi

In this video, Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta and Jeebesh Bagchi from the Raqs Media Collective speak about their two-decade long relationship with IFA, as grantees, evaluators, supporters and artists in the community. As Jeebesh attests, giving is a simple gesture and support can happen through many small acts. A thought echoed by Shuddhabrata and bolstered by his contribution, over the years, as a Friend of IFA, an initiative which begins with a contribution of Rs 3,500 a year and goes up to Rs 10 lakh and more.