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Let’s Rise Up is an initiative taken up by SELCO Foundation and IKEA Foundation in partnership with AIACA (All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association) that presents six folk art forms from six different states.
SELCO Foundation seeks to inspire and implement socially, financially and environmentally inclusive solutions by improving access to sustainable energy. The Foundation works towards systematically identifying diverse needs of underserved communities, understanding and defining the role of sustainability and energy in these communities to create and support innovative and sustainable solutions that positively impact the well-being, education and livelihoods and work towards the alleviation of poverty. It also plays a key role in fostering ecosystem development in the social sector through holistic thought processes in technology, finance, entrepreneurship and policy.
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The IKEA Foundation (Stichting IKEA Foundation) works to create a better everyday life for the many people. As the philanthropic arm of INGKA Foundation, the owner of Ingka Group, we focus on improving the lives of vulnerable children by enabling their families to create sustainable livelihoods, and to fight and cope with climate change.
All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association (AIACA)
The All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association (AIACA), established in 2004, is a membership based non-profit organization for the handloom and handicrafts sector in India. It seeks to ensure the growth and continued vibrancy of this sector and a better standard of living for artisans and crafts workers. AIACA mobilizes multi stakeholder collaboration for promoting handicrafts in India and empowers marginalized women communities through hand skills.
Featured artists and art forms include Mohan Kumar Verma (Sanjhi), Apindra Swain (Patachitra), Pushpa Kumari and Pradhyuman Kumar (Madhubani), Dilip Shyam (Gond), Dhanalakota Vinay Kumar (Cheriyal) and Vijay Joshi (Phad).
Sincere gratitude to all the artists and Ms. Noorain Ayesha Ahmed without whom these artworks would not have been possible.