FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Folkartopedia, Connecting Culture and Communities, is a bi-lingual digital resource and archive of folk, traditional and tribal arts in India. The initiative has zero funding from any government. We rely on friends and individual support. You donation and support help Folkartopedia to carry forward its various creative initiatives, projects and programs in India and further it will support educational programs and cultural events within its periphery. 

Digital content creation for Folkartopedia: The team at Folkartopedia is continuously creating digital content of folk and traditional arts, i.e. textual content, photos, video etc. The Fund bears the costs, including maintenance of the website. 

Projects: Digital Culture and Living Libraries. To know more about the projects, click here. 

Staff: Most top websites like ours employ a huge staff. We have non. As the mission is high and tasks have to taken, we need to employ professionals. We need you funding support. 

Yes, you can. To make a pledge / monthly sustaining gift, please visit our donation page and click ‘Thanks Giving’ and indicate how much you would like to contribute.

All donors who give through our online donation flow will receive a purchase receipt via email. Depending on the payment method used, it can take 1 – 7 business days for the receipt to arrive. Donors using an offline method such as sending a check will receive their receipt at the mailing address provided with the donation, unless they provide us with an email address. 

All donation or financial support towards Folkartopedia I Art News Network India falls under support subscription with benefits, hence it is considered as a purchase. The receipt against the purchase is a purchase receipt.

Any donations made to Art News Network India are not eligible for tax deduction. For any queries, comments, or feedback, please write to us at “folkartopedia@gmail.com”.

There are many ways to show your support. Your time is just as important as a monetary contribution. If you would like to volunteer for the Archive, please email folkartopedia@gmail.com for more information. Please mentioning Volunteer in subject line. 

Founded in 2020 by eminent cultural journalist Sunil Kumar, Folkartopedia, Connecting Culture and Communities is an initiative of Art News Network India to develop 1st digital archives of folk arts of India. It is a sincere endeavor in the direction of preservation, documentation and creating a digital archive of history and culture of folk arts in India. Folkartopedia is committed to promote research and documentation in folk and traditional art and culture in India

Art News Network India is proprietorship firm registered in the name of Sunil kumar, a cultural journalist and activist to support Folk and traditional art and culture in India. The firm falls in the other category ‘Media and Event management services’,  registered under Bihar shops and Establishment Act 1953.

  • Any request for cancellations and refund of online donations via our online payment gateway once placed on the website, shall not be entertained. No cash or refund of money is possible after completing the online donation. We therefore request you to be sure before you donate.
  • We strongly support ethical practices and reserve the right to return any donation, in the rare circumstances, should the donation be from a source that does not align with our ethical approach.
  • All donations made through this page will go towards building the Folk-Art Fund of ANN India.
  • Any donations made to Art News Network India are not eligible for tax deduction. For any queries, comments, or feedback, please write to us at “folkartopedia@gmail.com”.