Call for Support – Adishakti


Dear Friend,

Under the powerful guidance of our teacher Veenapani’s undying spirit and tangible energy, Adishakti’s wings have been consistently expanding in terms performances and programs. Over the past two years we have successfully programmed national and international performance tours, hosted performances and residencies on campus, conducted SOPE workshops and of course steered two efficacious editions of the Remembering Veenapani Festival.

Remembering Veenapani Festival has been programmed annually as the name suggests in memory of Veenapani and her commitment to excellence on her Birthday month in April. However in 2017, next year we plan to reschedule the Remembering Veenapani Festival to February to beat the unforgiving summer heat in Pondichery. So our audiences and performers can be more comfortable and happier this time.

As you must know, after Veenapani’s demise Adishakti was able to attain full self-sustainability through self-generated income, however the overhead expenses for the festival exceed our yearly budget.

For the Remembering Veenapani festival 2015 and 2016, friends, well-wishers and performers who had been inspired by her work have come together in a celebration of creativity. These festival editions were made possible only because of the generosity of our performing friends and some consistent donors. Thank you.

For the coming festival we have been able to raise Rs.4.5 lakhs through our own savings and sponsorship from our local friends. We need some more. Although we ensure that each and every artist we invite to perform here is well taken care off, they have been performing for free so far. This time, we would like to pay them some performance fees and take care of their travel expenses. Entry for all shows at the festival is free and we’d like to keep it free. This allows for the space to be open to audiences from varied backgrounds to come, watch and enjoy.

We are writing to you because even a tiny bit of contribution you make will only help us make the festival crackling yet again.

If each one of you contributed just ₹500, which is only about the amount one would spend to watch a movie and buy a pack of popcorn at a theatre, it would help us immensely.
Of course, larger contributions are always most welcome.

If you would like to contribute you could wire transfer the amount to

Bank transfer details for Indian nationals:
Name of Account Holder: Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Art Research
Account Number: 05640200027975
Account Type: Current Account
Name and Address of Bank: Bank of Baroda, No 58-60 Vellala Street,
Puducherry – 605001
IFSC Code Number: BARB0PONDIC
MICR Code Number: 605012002

Bank transfer details for Foreign nationals:
Name of Account Holder: Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Art Research
Account Number: 05640200027978
Account Type: Current Account
Name and Address of Bank: Bank of Baroda, No 58-60 Vellala Street,
Pudhucherry 605001
IFSC Code Number: BARB0PONDIC
MICR Code Number: 605012002

For International transfers please visit: http://www.bankofbaroda.co.in/int/remittances.asp

Or send us a cheque in the name of “ALTAR”

And let us know you made the transfer or sent us a cheque on adishaktiprogram@gmail.com

If you need any clarifications regarding this call us on +91 (0) 413 2622287 / +91 9655933151 or send us an email to adishaktiprogram@gmail.com.

And let us help you help us.

Thank you for all your support, time and patience.

Warm Regards,
Vinay Kumar
Artistic Director & Managing Trustee
www.adishaktitheatrearts.com

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