This page will provide details of both NIAP and other arts groups/artists collectives initiatives to provide support to victims of the 25th February 2015 Earthquake.
The first NIAP earthquake relief fund & awareness raising event (BBC South Today news report & Nepali TV News feature [NIAP item starts 3 minutes from beginning]) took place in last week of April in Poole through exhibition of the NIAP Bournemouth & Poole College Art & Design Department ground-breaking global-citizenship through the arts educational project… read more in Bournemouth Echo article
We will have the first major NIAP Nepal earthquake victims support fundraising event in Bournemouth’s east Cliff on the 23rd May; this is through partnership work with the Boscombe Arts organisation and the Boscombe-based multicultural organisation ‘Its all About Culture‘ [IAAC] …. details coming soon!
Other national-level Nepal earthquake victims support initiatives:
The NIAP is a multi-organisational initiative and so has many participants and supporters, two of whom — the UK’s most renowned Nepali painter (Govinda Sah ‘Azad’), and Subash Thebe (also a greatly renowned international level Nepali artist with great reputation for social justice related arts creativity and initiatives) — are with many other leading lights of the UK Nepali creative community are involved in the groundbreaking ARTS FOR EARTHQUAKE NEPAL collective London-based initiative. More details below!
The first arts organisation that the NIAP is very pleased to be providing fundraising activity for is the Bikalpa Arts Centre (BAC), Pulchowk (Lalitpur, Kathmandu) that suffered major damage and destruction in the earthquake. You can learn more about the BAC by visiting their website.
The NIAP is also very pleased to promote awareness of nationally and internationally important Nepal arts community and friends of Nepal arts events that are fundraising for victims of the earthquake:
ARTS FOR EARTHQUAKE NEPAL: 16th May at the October Gallery, London — link
Overview of harm and destruction caused by the earthquake!
‘Most of the gallery and fine art institutes are damaged and destroyed by the earthquake.
Like, [Lalit Kala] fine art college, bhotahiti; fine arts college KU, Srijana College of Art. and most gallery need rebuilding orrepairs … ‘ Govinda Sah (Facebook: 7th May 2015)
Please visit Facebook to learn more about the scale and sorrow concerning the loss and destruction caused to Nepal’s arts community and arts institutes, venues and studios by visiting the Artist Info.NepalEarthquake Victims 2015 link!