Auroville Art Service
AVarts is meant to offer an arena for events, artists gatherings, generation of funds for the development of arts and culture in Auroville.
History & Today’s organization:
The Auroville Art Service emerged from an introspection into how arts and culture could develop in Auroville. Created in 2011, a group of Aurovilians initiated a service for artists; recognizing the key importance of creating a new consciousness, a new life and a new culture based on beauty and spirit.
Vision & Missions:
Artistic work is not motivated or dominated by market forces in Auroville, but wants to be an expression of a consciousness, something that will progressively nourish and energize the human soul and the city. With a population of only 2500, Auroville has already produced painters and sculptors, musicians and composers, dancers and choreographers, writers and film makers, actors and directors, and even hosts a biennial film festival.
With a clear artistic vision and a recognition of the importance of art and cultural activities to the growth of Auroville, our main activities include, among other:
- supporting events, fostering unity between people through artistic means,
- creating platforms for artistic research, creation and administration,
- actively accessing grants/funds that support the development of art in Auroville,
- providing an online presence to Auroville-based artists and projects, art galleries in Auroville and art events taking place in Auroville.
Leaders & Team:
AVArtService is run by four executives: Marco, Pushkar, Ramesh and Renu. At the moment we have several projects which are managed by individuals: Nina is in charge of promoting Auroville books in bookshops; Mariana, Renu and Petra take care of promoting Auroville books in book fairs; Krishna, Kumar, Petra and Petra take care of the units under the sales umbrella; Christoph takes care of the website; Renu takes care of social media. The entire team also works on Magzav the art and culture magazine.
You can find more about Avartservice activities on their facebook and Instagram pages:
Location:Taichi Hall, Sharnga, Auroville 605101