Darpana for Development, by Darpana Academy for Performing Arts

Organization: Darpana Academy for Performing Arts

Project: Darpana for Development – various artistic projects

Year founded: 1982 – ongoing

Location: India

Materials: performance

What is the project’s impact? They have brought issues such as HIV, health, hygiene, addiction, non-violence and the environment into numerous villages around the country – getting information out to the public in an accessible and compelling fashion.

How does this project relate to this change as art? This is the academy’s branch that works on “performance pieces to highlight issues such as corruption, family planning, environmental degradation and women’s rights.” (source) A complete list of the various projects can be found here.

What makes this an artistic project? It makes use of the performing arts to explore and raise awareness of a variety of social ails.


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