HMIF’s Grantees of ‘Art for Hope’ 2024: Fuelling the Artistic Dreams of Individuals Across India

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Gurugram: Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) announced 40 grantees of ‘Art for Hope’ 2024. HMIF’s flagship Art Revival initiative aims to increase access to arts by building a platform for youth, women and local artists. In line with the global vision of ‘Progress for Humanity’, the 3rd edition of ‘Art for Hope’ had participation in Visual Art, Digital Arts, Performance Arts, Folk Traditional Arts & Community Arts. 

Congratulating the winners of ‘Art for Hope 2024’, Puneet Anand, AVP & Vertical Head – Corporate Affairs, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “It is wonderful to witness boundless creativity every year with ‘Art for Hope’. At Hyundai, we firmly believe that art is a powerful force for progress and it is our responsibility to provide a platform where artists are celebrated. ‘Art for Hope’ is a programme to bridge the gap between the dreams and reality of these artists by uplifting them through the grant amount.”

He added, “The third year of ‘Art for Hope’ has seen even grander artistic endeavours and we are hopeful that the grantees will benefit from this opportunity just like our past grant recipients. I extend my heartfelt congratulations to each grant winner and look forward to their creations created through the grant.”

This year, ‘Art for Hope’ also introduced 10 grants for specially-abled artists under ‘Ability for Dignity’. Ability for Dignity is an addition to the ongoing grant programme for arts. Additionally, the grantees will undergo unique artist management and virtual upskilling training along with their caregivers. The vision of this initiative is to enable artists to utilise their talents and have a sustainable income opportunity that is inclusive and bias-free.

The grantees were shortlisted by a jury panel which included Aditya Arya, Founder–Trustee and Director, Museo Camera Center for Photographic Arts, Gurugram, Kanchan Chander, Senior contemporary artist and printmaker, Seema Kohli, Senior contemporary artist, sculptor and poet, Kranti Sambhav, Editor – Overdrive, and Raghuwanshi Pratap Singh AVP & Vertical Head – Voice of Customer Group, National Service, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. They meticulously evaluated the participants and brought their extensive knowledge and expertise to the jury process of ‘Art for Hope’ 2024.

Grantees of ‘Art for Hope’ 2024

S.N

Name

1

Octave Foundation, Imphal, Manipur

2

AYUSH, Adivasi Yuva Shakti, Dahanu, Maharashtra

3

Leesa Mohanty and Team, Bhubhaneshwar, Odisha

4

Siddharth Puri, Bharat Kumar, Shaishav Singhal, Tarit Khanna, Vikas Kapahi,  New Delhi

5

Manoj Bhatt & Ritwik Arora, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

6

Smriti Rastogi, Delhi

7

Srabani Baskey and Team, Prurulia, West Bengal

8

Gurpreet Singh Rattan,  Dehradun, Uttrakhand

9

Poornima Sardana, Sonipat, Haryana

10

Akash Biswas, Diglipur, Andaman And Nicobar Island

11

Samvit Joshi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

12

Dhruv Poddar, Guwahati, Assam

13

Suman Chandra, Birbhum, West Bengal

14

Shikha Patel, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

15

Lakshay Kumar

16

Neeraj Singh Khandka, New Delhi

17

Saif Ahmad, Ranchi, Jharkhand

18

Nishchay Thakur, Katangi, Madhya Pradesh

19

Jasmi Paldiya, Surat, Gujarat

20

Dheeraj Vasanta Jadhav, Talegaon, Maharashtra

21

Rohan Kuntale, Pune, Maharashtra

22

Shubham Tiwari, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

23

Gaurang Naik, Curchorem, Goa

24

Ankur Yadav, Behror, Rajasthan

25

Isaiprakash, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

26

Akshaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

27

Skarma Sonam Tashi, Leh

28

Anil Thambaij, Kasargod,

29

Afzal Adeeb Khan, Patna, Bihar

30

Sewali Deka, Kamrup, Assam

31

Shivlal, Gurugram, Haryana

32

Rupak Munje, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

33

Rahul Wahi, New Delhi

34

Korok Biswal, Kolkata, West Bengal

35

Ritika Gupta, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

36

Velmurugan R, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

37

Aishwarya A, Bengaluru, Karnataka

38

Lokesh V, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

39

K S Simron Raj, Thuruvallue, Tamil Nadu

40

Varun Naren, Mumbai, Maharashtra