Every summer, the Happy Hands Foundation has some very interesting young people work with them, volunteer tirelessly, and share their vision of empowering artists through multiple innovative projects. Incubating young, creative ideas is a passion at Happy Hands, and everybody has thoroughly enjoyed watching relationships built around them and grow.
This year the organization has initiated a youth fellowship – the Youth Arts, Community and Transformation (ACT) fellowship.
Aimed at connecting 17-20 year olds with the country’s craft communities this fellowship allows for a selected group of individuals to travel to a craft cluster, live with a community and assist them in creative production, design, computer training, marketing, documentation, etc – and help develop capacity of the artists’ group.
The month long fellowship includes an Orientation/Training (in New Delhi), a two-week project in the village, and a week long time to compile their learnings into a public exhibit/campaign.
Happy Hands’ work with young people spans across disciplines and focus areas . In this cross-flow of ideas and inspired learning, the fellows discover their own self, strengths, aspirations and have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of rural artists while learning from them. The Fellowship kit and other details can be found here.