The Adivasi Arts Trust (www.adivasiartstrust.org) is a UK based charity (no 1132550) established in 2007 to promoting and preserving Indian indigenous art, culture and storytelling through animation and digital media.
The Objectives of the Trust are to:
- Raise awareness of Indian tribal culture in India and abroad, to increase understanding of its unique artistic value.
- Ensure long term involvement of indigenous people in digital media projects to promote their art.
- Encourage and facilitate Indian tribal peoples in developing and marketing their artwork, to raise awareness of their culture and to provide a sustainable source of income.
- Create an awareness of indigenous art as a resource for media and animation in India.
The Trust has links with many tribal artists and storytellers and it has tribal art and cultural consultants in India as associate members.
The Trust has collaborated with many organisations and institutions in the UK including Bryan Guinness Charitable Trust, The Nehru Centre, Tate Modern, Horniman Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, School of Oriental and African Studies, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Tate Modern and the New Art Exchange.
It has collaborated with organisations in India including: The British Council, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Lalit Kala Akademi and National Institute of Design.