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Why I do what I do

This website will give you a glimpse into my work as an artist,  community builder and activist. I have been negotiating the world through the lens of a creative entrepreneur for the last two decades. It's been a wonderful journey with a lot of learning and collaborating with people I deeply respect.
In the coming years, I believe that creative thinkers will be crucial to document, stitch, hold and present the world. We are at the very edge of collapse on one side, and of a future that can spin out into unimaginable wonders on the other. I believe we can get to the happier side by working together!

www.samuha.in – Artists’ Initiative & Collective

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April 18th, 2009

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.

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  • hey, whats an FCRA 501c?

  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is an American federal law (codified at 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.) that regulates the collection, dissemination, and use of consumer credit information. (Full Statute (PDF).)] Along with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), it forms the base of consumer credit rights in the United States. It was originally passed in 1970,[1] and is enforced by the US Federal Trade Commission.

    501(c) is a provision of the United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 501(c)), listing 26 types of non-profit organizations exempt from some federal income taxes. Sections 503 through 505 list the requirements for attaining such exemptions. Many states reference Section 501(c) for definitions of organizations exempt from state taxation as well.

  • sounds awesome. good luck with it. you seem so involved in the art scene – its great.