Founded in February 1989 by GS RAJAN and Anjana Rajan, both alumni of Kalakshetra, Madras, and Ashutosh Sundriyal, Art India was established in New Delhi in 1989 with the aim of putting into practice their beliefs concerning the arts. Art Indias aim was then as now to offer, on the one hand, programmes of genuine quality to audiences, and, on the other, to true artists, a forum where their talents could be exhibited most effectively through proper organisation and aesthetic presentation.
Art India began its activities with a formal inauguration by the eminent scholar, musician and arts administrator Dr. V.K. Narayana Menon, then Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi. The inaugural speech was followed by a Carnatic flute recital by Guruvayoor S. Srikrsihnan, accompanied by V.V. Ravi on the violin and T.V. Gopalakrishnan on the Mridangam. The Advisory Committee to Art India was formed with eminent persons from the field of art and culture. These included Dr. V.K. Narayana Menon, K. Sankara Menon, K. Srinivasulu, T.V. Gopalakrishnan, Shantha and V.P. Dhananjayan, P.J. Vincent, GS Srikrishnan, K S Kothari and Lalit Mohan Thapalyal.
Since its inception in 1989 ART INDIA has organised innumerable national and international festivals of classical arts, seminars, workshops, master classes, exhibitions etc.
ART INDIA FOUNDATION
GS RAJAN - Trustee/Chairman
Regd. Office: 20, Kala Vihar