Art be a Part, the newly-formed artist’s community, staged its first fundraising event in Dubai on Saturday.
Proceeds from the auction of artwork, contributed by artists and photographers from around the world, will be directed to Dubai Cares and UNICEF India, said Art be a Part founder Medha Nanda.
Artist and philanthropist Nanda says her passion to support humanitarian initiatives, particularly those providing aid for vulnerable children in India, has been matched by an overwhelming response to her plans.
“It’s been heartening to see so many people coming forward who want to help and be part of what we’re doing,” she said. “We’re meeting people who say they’ve been looking for the right space to do this, and we’re pleased to provide that.”
Earlier last week, Nanda staged a highly successful Art be a Part launch event in Delhi, where she also took part in a UNICEF India field visit which was “humbling and eye opening.”
The auction at the Taj Dubai was staged as part of the TiLT Festival and Conference, which featured two panel discussions, including one on ‘The Arts as a Medium for Awareness and Social Impact' and 'Business & Technology’s Role In Social Impact'.
Among the panelists were Ricky Kej, the internationally renowned Indian music composer, environmentalist and UNICEF Celebrity Supporter, who makes his live musical Dubai debut at the end of the evening.
Panelists also include Amrita Sethi, the first NFT artist in the UAE and creator of the world’s largest augmented reality mural.
The artwork for the auction was contributed by artists such as Russian-born Natalia Kapchuk, known for her environmentally-centered mixed-media works, renowned Italian contemporary artist Pablo Dana, and Hollywood actor and musician, Luke Goss. - TradeArabia News Service