Become a Friend of IFA and join the community of co-passengers who have embarked on this adventure!


Let diverse stories unravel before your eyes…
Listen to fascinating accounts from minstrels, historians and whisperers…
Feel the pulse of worlds beyond the familiar…
Map your unique trail through the rich landscape of languages, cultures and people that make our country…

– Journey through the many worlds of the arts and culture, with us.

The most memorable journeys remain the ones where we travel with friends.
Become a Friend of IFA and join the community of co-passengers who have embarked on this adventure!

With over 22 years of celebrating the arts, we have forged wonderful bonds, connecting Artists, Musicians, Dancers, Actors, Researchers, Filmmakers, Performers, Educators, Archivists, Supporters and Patrons.

As a Friend of IFA you become part of this world.
You will experience the arts and culture through uniquely curated events, engage in discussions and debates, and enjoy exclusive sessions with artists and scholars – our grantees.

With an annual donation of Rs 5,000 you can be a part of this community.

As a Friend of IFA your contributions will enable the work of artists, thinkers and visionaries. Your support will help bring alive projects that challenge dominant narratives seeking untold stories; experiments that push boundaries of knowledge and practice of the arts; and platforms that spark dialogue between artists and the larger community.  You will facilitate work that enquire into our past, critique our present and imagine possible collective futures. The outcomes of these projects will reach diverse publics as books, films, performances, exhibitions, educational and archival materials and so much more!

Experience the Joys of Exploration. Come, be  part of this journey.

Your donation is tax-exempt under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act in India and under IRC 501 (c) (3) in the US. In order to avail of the 501 (c) tax exemption in the US, contribute through the Foster India Foundation.

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) has been vetted and approved to receive grants from CAF America; if you are a US donor wishing to make a tax-deductible contribution to support us, you may give to CAF America and recommend that the grant be made to IFA.

Click here to pay by Credit Card or Netbanking

Click here if you a resident of India, and would like to pay by cheque or demand draft

Click here if you a resident of the United States and would like to avail of tax-exemption in your country

(Residents of countries other than India and the US should use the form provided for India Residents. Please note that your donation to India Foundation for the Arts may not be tax-exempt under the laws of your country)

For any queries on the Friends of IFA programme contact
Menaka Rodriguez at