Artist Archive

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Folkartopedia Media Archive is the first project in Bihar to combine the media collection of art contents; audio-visual interviews, dance, music and theatrical practices, oral histories, and cultural expressions. If you would like to send over original media content, please get in touch. That could include original audio-video recordings. 

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If you would like to send over art books, monographs, art journals, art research papers, published articles and original manuscripts on art, please get in touch with us. 

If you would like to send over equipment (new or used) that our  contributors could use, please get in touch. That could include still and video cameras, audio digital recorders, laptops, hard disks and other equipment.

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Join the Artist Archive

The Artist Archive is an upcoming searchable database of artists, art communities, and art organizations in India. The Archive makes their art practices more accessible to the art-loving communities and common mass, displaying their portfolios, art-making processes, their statements, profiles, and media publications as well as biographical information, including audio-visual content, if available. Become a member of the Artist Archive and get your collection on the map today!

Membership charges: INR 7500*
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Become a member and we will create your custom profile page on Folkartopedia Archive formatted by SEO experts to achieve higher visibility in search results. The design of the page includes artist’s brief profile, artist’s statement, two articles written by experienced art writers/critics, show-off artist’s media publications, portfolio, social media connect, audio-visual promotion on social media platforms, back-links to your site (if available) and four edits per year.

Benefits

Bi-annual Folkartopedia artists’ forum 
4 virtual exhibition opportunities on website
Higher visibility in online search results
AV promotions on social media networks
10% discount on Folkartopedia Collect store
30% commission on sales through Collect
Folkartopedia AA Circle Membership card
And, other activities that are being developed

Artists interested in participating in Artist Archive should send both Hindi and English versions of the following documents in one PDF file (20 MB max.):

Curriculum vitae
Brief introduction: 200 words, maximum
Artist’s statement: 1200 words, maximum

Any language version

Critic’s endorsement: 2 maximum

Media contents

Profile image: Minimum 3, landscape mode. One will be published.
Portfolio: 8 Artworks images
Media publications, news coverage: 8 images
Video profile or interview

Suggestions: Media

Image Resolution:  5616 X 3744 / 4416 X 3312 / 4000 X 3000 / 3648 X 2736
For videos: UHD, HD, 16:9. Please add the links and passwords, if needed.

Terms and conditions

*Membership is non-exclusive and valid for one year
First open call for listing ending on June 30, 2023
One year free extension for the members of the first list.
AA membership is neither refundable nor transferable.
Membership charge is non-refundable.
Please fill submission mapping form (mandatory)  
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Important note:

Artists interested in participating in Artist Archive will submit all the above mentioned contents at their own cost. Artists can avail services of the Folkartopedia empaneled content creators; writers, photographer or videographer to create brief introduction, and statements, art documentation, creators for video profiling, documentary film making etc. More details on services and charges. 

Sponsor The Archive

If you are a foundation, trust or corporate with CSR fund or an individual open to support art and archive, we invite you to support the Folkartopedia Artist Archive’s initiatives. Your organization can be a visible part of our community. Please visit Support page or Contact us for more information.

Make a Donation

Your generosity make everything at the Archive possible, like documentation of an artist, digitization of artworks or preservation of the collections and other initiatives. We invite you to support the Folk Art Fund, Folkartopedia corpus and help us maintaining the archive.

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You can send a donation only from an Indian bank account, in Indian rupees. We are currently not registered with FCRA for accepting foreign funds.

Become a Friend

Join Folkartopedia Friend’s circle with an annual donation and become an integral support of the Archive.

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