Friday, November 21, 2014 - 19:46

The News Minute | November 15, 2014 | 9.40 pm IST

India's biggest contemporary art event - the Kochi Muziris Biennale - has launched an online crowd funding drive to raise Rs.15 crore in 90 days.

The second edition of the Biennale, curated by renowned artist Jitish Kallat, will run for 108 days from Dec 12 and will feature the works of 94 artists from 30 countries.

Kochi Muziris Biennale 2014 has a projected budget of Rs.26 crore.

The Biennale's campaign, the first-of-its-kind in India, is hosted on the crowd funding platform Catapoolt.

"An event of this scale needs all the support it can get...," said Riyas Komu, who co-curated the first Biennale.

"We request everyone to take this donation drive seriously. The Biennale makes a major cultural impact and brings valuable international focus to the region," said Komu.

The campaign on Catapoolt, which has worked on 35 crowd funding projects in India, allows people anywhere in the world to make contributions, big or small, and offers rewards for every contribution made.

Of the projected Rs.26-crore budget, a chunk would go towards shipment of artists' works from India and abroad.


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