Online campaign to revive art in Chandigarh

Group urges govt bodies to come forward, help artistes

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 9

Hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, “The Narrators”, a city-based performing arts group, has initiated a unique online campaign - “Save The Art & The Artiste”.

Nisha Luthra, cofounder of the group, said: “Covid-19 has resulted in a situation of utmost distress for us. We cannot showcase our art forms in front of the audience as congregations are not allowed. This has hit our primary source of income hard.”

Nisha said: “In an endeavour to bring back theatre, folk artistes and visual artists, we have initiated this online campaign with the collaboration of other art and theatre organisations of the tricity. We apprised various cultural and government departments of the plight of the artistes, but in vain.”

“We have been helping the needy artistes with nominal amount for groceries and basic needs. Since government bodies are not coming forward with any kind of help, we have turned to digital platforms where we are entertaining the audience in these extraordinarily difficult times,” she said.

Nisha urged the audience to watch online concerts and contribute to reviving the art industry. She also made a fervent appeal to government bodies to come forward and help the artistes in the tricity who are only dependent on their creative skills to make a living.

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