Creators of Madhubani paintings struggle as demand dries up

Some earn more working as domestic help Bihar: Maithili artists, the makers of the world-famous Madhubani paintings, are struggling to survive as their only source of income – the sale of artefacts – has decreased during the pandemic. “Art is taught to us from childhood and it’s an heirloom,” said Kanak Jha, a Maithili artist. “We […]

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The lockdown bought severe tempest in the lives of the theatre artists

Revenue from virtual performances is not enough to make ends meet Much Ado about everything: Performers suffers during lockdown Anurag, who is a freelancer theatre artist from Mysore, had a child just two days before the nationwide lockdown was announced on March 25. Anurag, who is now a part of S. L. Bhyrappa’s Parva, produced […]

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Bamboo clusters of Bengaluru struggle to keep the craft alive

Bamboo artisans are fighting the pandemic while still doing their hardest to keep the bamboo art going. Bangalore: Sitting cross-legged on the road opposite Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS hospital) near VV Puram, 70 year old Mariyamma, a bamboo artisan, gently cuts long bamboo blades and removes long sticks of bamboo with a small […]

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Galleries go vacant, artists’ pockets empty amidst Covid

Sales at galleries still open have dipped by 70%. Bengaluru:The coronavirus pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis for painters and art galleries across Bengaluru. According to a recent survey conducted by the International Council of Museums, about 95% of museums worldwide closed due to the pandemic. With art galleries shut, art fairs cancelled or postponed, […]

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SoundCloud puts artists on cloud nine

SoundCloud has come up with a payout model that will help independent artists earn directly from their fans. Bengaluru: SoundCloud, online audio distribution and music sharing website based in Berlin, has found a way to bring artists closer to their fans. They have introduced a new payout model that lets fans directly pay their favorite artists. Earlier, artists […]

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Pandemic, the saviour of the comic book industry

With bookstores closed due to the lockdown, some online stores like The Comic Book Store saw a growth of 5000 percent they say. Bengaluru: Hundreds of paperback graphic novels lie stacked in the comic book aisle of the Blossom bookstore. Many writers and artists had to stop their production because stores were shut during the […]

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