Why Art Matters: In Conversation With IFA’s Arundhati Ghosh

The tagline of the India Foundation for the Arts is ‘Transforming Lives through Arts.’ Arts, that much maligned and misrepresented term that works to immediately put two kinds of thoughts in our heads, either sleep or scorn. Sleep because it is boring or scorn because you believe that it is a fall back option for people who couldn’t get in engineering and other such options. The answer to what it really is and what it does is so simple and crucial to our survival that it deserves much better than the second standard treatment it is meted out. The India Foundation for the Arts has been operating on the philosophy that the arts, in all their diversity, are nurtured and valued because they enrich individual and community life and are critical to envisioning the future of our society. Read more on yourstory.com