www.samuha.in – Artists’ Initiative & Collective
Samuha (www.samuha.in) is an avant-garde art project in Bangalore, India that was born in November last year. It is an autonomous collective of 28 artists which aims to own and run a shared exhibition and community space. Suresh Kumar G initiated this project while Shivaprasad S and I are Co-initiators and Facilitators. The participating artists represent the broad spectrum of the Bangalore art scene.
Over the last 6 months and as the end result of a long, unfruitful search for a built space to house the activities of this collective, we have started working in collaboration with Urbanology (www.urbanology.org) to build an experimental temporary structure.
Freeman Murray (www.samuha.wikidot.com/collaborators) has granted us a $15,000 start-up funding for this endeavor providing we are able to pass it through an FCRA 501c approved organization and get a program for art up and running.
In the last few weeks we have approached several institutions and government orgs in our hunt for the right home for the project (www.samuha.wikidot.com/space) and we are hoping that something will come through.