Although the Himalaya boosts a rich cultural heritage, there are few opportunities for creative expression for many talented artists in the Himalaya. The Himalayan Art Award was established in 2008 with a purpose of providing support for emerging artists across the Himalaya and supports young artists across the region who would otherwise struggle to find the resources to express their talent. The award provides financial support for a period of one year for emerging artists to produce a body of work.
At the conclusion of the year, this work is exhibited and the artist receives the profit of the sales. In return, the artists commit to donating one major and one minor artwork to AHF. The works are then auctioned off at an AHF event in Australia, and the funds designated for future awards creating a fully sustainable arts program.
Our Schools for the Himalaya program, gives Australian schools an opportunity to meet students on the other side of the world living a completely different way of life. The program links Aussie schools with schools in the Himalaya and provides a genuine opportunity for cultural exchange and the opportunity to build a strong and lasting relationship with a school in the region.
Schools in Australia are encouraged to raise funds to help improve basic facilities and educational resources. There are also opportunities for Aussie schools to visit these schools and gain firsthand experiences of the effectiveness of our educational programs. If you think your school might be interested in becoming part of our Schools for the Himalaya program, please get in touch.
Thanks to your ongoing support and belief in our dedication to the people of the Himalaya, we’re able to improve our program scope and impact exponentially