Choosing artists with a strong track record in the sector was extremely difficult because practically every contender was excellent and qualified for the grant. We applaud everyone who took part in the initiative.
ArtBuzz has eventually reached a conclusion and compiled the names of the final 10 artists, who would be getting this esteemed grant, after over two months of reviewing 500+ artists and conducting exhaustive interviews.
ArtBuzz is incredibly thrilled to have received such a strong response from artists all throughout the nation. Filtering out the finalists was a tedious process because nearly every application was worthy of consideration. We want to laud the efforts of each and everyone who participated in the ARTIST RELIEF FUND 2021!
The journey of Artist Relief Fund began in may 2021 and more than 500 artists around the country had applied for this. Ten artists were awarded the Rs 4,00,000/- INR.
After receiving more than 500 applications, 50 people were chosen for personal interviews and, ultimately, the following 10 artists were chosen to receive awards:
1. Manisha Agrawal
2. Alamu Kumeresan
3. Anupama Alias
4. Arunangshu Roy
5. Gavara Sathyanarayan
6. Suresh Kumar Singh
7. Kalpana Vishwas
8. Jayeeta Chatterjee
9. Ganesh Srinivasan
10. R Gokul Raman
More over 100 people showed up for the event, which was also live-streamed on YouTube. All these 10 artists were very promising in terms of the kind of works they do, their future goals upon receiving this grant, and their determination for art as a field, and so on. The event garnered an astonishing response from artists of all backgrounds!