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Art Literacy
NSPA hope to contribute towards a larger Art consciousness in society, fostering a greater societal ownership and educated appreciation of our Arts heritage and diversity and the larger Artist community. In line with this idea is NSPA’s Art Literacy Mission. The program currently consists of three primary interventions with its scope limited to children up to the age of 16 years across public and private schools and city neighbourhoods. The basic methodology comprises the use of interactive and experiential techniques to impart Art education complementary with the prevalent school curriculum.

The interventions range from distribution of simple, portable and economical instruments sourced from local artisans to students already undergoing some sort of musical training, interactive performances by independent Artists to more in-depth workshops where Artists initiate their audiences to the context and contours of their Art form and practice. Each artist through his/her experience of teaching young children engages them in a conversation through which diverse Art forms are taught, performed and an appreciation of Art gradually created and nurtured.

Art Literacy Venues
S. NoLocationDaysTimeAddressAction
1Sneha Dharavi, Art LiteracySaturday5.00 pm to 6.00 pm90 Feet Road, R P Nagar, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400017View Events >>
2Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedakar Municipal School, Art LiteracyThursday2.30pm to 3.30pmOpp Bld no100, BDD Chawl, SS Amritwar Marg, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013View Events >>
3G K Municipal School, Art LiteracyThursday3.30pm to 4.30pmGanpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013View Events >>
4Ram Krishna Param Hans Municipal School, Art LiteracyFriday2.00pm to 3.00pmOpp Kherwadi Police station, Shri Hari Mandir Marg, Government Colony, Bandra East, Mumbai -400051View Events >>
5Touching Lives, Art LiteracyC-3, Carolyn Bunglow, Babudev Ranade Rd, Mandapeshwar, Dahisar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400068View Events >>
6Kranti NGO, Art LiteracyMonday7.00 pm to 8.00pm28/219 Anand nagar CHS, behind OLA Vakola Banquent, Santacruz East 400055View Events >>
Some Upcoming Art Literacy Performances

Today's Performances
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
Sakinaka Metro Station
7:00-8:00 pm Vishal Bajpai
8:00-9:00 pm Achchhai & Ajit
Carter Road
6:00-7:00 pm Amruta & Ashok & Reshma & Sagar
7:00-8:00 pm Gyan & Neeraj & pranav & vinar
8:00-9:00 pm dharmendra & rajnish & rohit & Roshni

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Street Speak

listened to some great bhajans at borivali station PF no. 1
- @Sandeepmz

Very nice. Wonderful concept.
- Padmavathi Thyagaraju

My first ever seen live street performance with great message.
- Sanjay Singh

Truly excellent initiative....... The performances are enthralling and force you to stop in your daily rush and take a breath of music ... Keep up the good work
- Amit Si

Amazing initiative.. all my blessings with u'll .. Prosper
- Selina

It was a wonderful experience for me watching Rahul Pais sing and play music. Thanks for a wonderful effort by NSPA in putting up performances. I have never seen something like this at churchgate station.
- Venus John

An opportunity to listen to good music.. Thanks
- Mayuri Mistry

NSPA u rock !!
- Ishaan S

I loved d performance of pratyul joshi and rahul bakshi at borivali station on 25th april.
- Chintan Joshi

A great effort and congratulations to all those who worked to make it happen.
- Sidharth Bhatia

Love it !! Great finding some fresh music in the city. Maybe have it in a more open spot in the station so even more people can enjoy it 
- Sonaly Patel

borivali station performance was too good...  Keep up the good work 
- Hrishikesh Poduval

I from small district Gondia. I listen Niraj Arya on 17th. very rocking. I invite you to my city
- Vivek Raut

Very nice. Sound system should be allowed.
- Sanjay Naranje

It's peace away from chaos, should have put it out on the railway speakers. Amazing !!!
- Raj Solanki

Very nice! This is a good attempt !
- Vivek Jodi

Its a great message forwarded to people through the six strings. Great !!
- Jignesh Patel

Wow, what a fabulous initiative. Let's come out on the streets and support them
- Suruchi Aulakh

Can be more interactive. Otherwise very innovative !!!
- Linto Joseph

Wish you people all the best and thank you for bringing music to common mumbaikar's life
- Avinash Singh

Nice !! Very very refreshing and brings back the place of joy within us.
- Joseph Anthony

Just read about this! brilliant work you doing out there :)
just made me smile. Thank You!
hope to catch the next one at churchgate

- Anuja Sanghavi

Thanks to u and ur authentic orchestra.. just experience it at churhcgate stn
- Prasanna Ghaisas

Saw a beautiful folk set by Ellie and Zack at Churchgate stn. :)
- @Bombay_Rat on twitter

Pratyul Joshi, All the best. You have a promising career ahead. As for the initiative, thumbs up. Suggestion: You can conduct street plays on general awareness. Am sure people will watch just like this!
- Radhika Shetty

Really Gr8 job it should be national.
- Ashok Bhandari

Peace, love one to anothe... Music brings peace to all. Thank you very much.
- Bernadette Rodrigues

The purpose of art is not only to amuse the people but to enlighten the hearts of the people, to seek good and to transfrom the ordinary life for someting extraordinary and to help people to live in a better society.
- (Kirtankar) Deepak Jawane

This is such a good activity and very helpful concept for society. Keep it up.
- Ranvirsingh Gohil

It's something new. Want you to come to Vasai.
- Harsh Shah

Great performance by pratyul joshi and rahul bakshi at borivali station today simply kept me grooving loved it guys hats off to u all. Pratyul your banzara song is beautiful kept me humming.
- Jignesh Gor

Very impressed by what you guys put up... Do let me know if something else interesting comes up... :)
- Abraham Mathews

It is a fantastic job. More popularity needs to be collected through increasing frequency or FB and all
- Shrushti Gohel

Refreshing to see Pratyul Joshi perform at Churchgate station yesterday evening. Kudos to NSPA for such a bold endeavour!
- Jaisinh Gaikwad

Its a brilliant initiative! :) Will share and spread the word : :)
- Abhishek Thakore

Very calming. Feels good at the railway station
- Anisha Modi

Good job, not seen this in Mumbai before. Keep it up. Very happy.
- Prameela Monteiro

- Shaun Williams

Its too good. The artists are also just awesome. Completely refreshing.
- Saurabh Dasgupta

Awesome job!! Best of luck for your initiative
- Kunal Vishe

I just wanted to let you know, what you are doing with live music at the railway stations is absolutely amazing. Several years ago I saw the new York symphony orchestra play in the new York subway and it changed me forever.Thank you for bringing back a little soul to Mumbai.
- Kanu Gupta

Liked the new concept of taking the music to mass n encouraging the artist. I am out of Bombay but would love to see the next event. All the best
- Vimal Rachna

Fabulous. Appreciate it !!
- Aamir B

Bandra station se jo gaana suna. Uske kuch achchi baatein aur ek achchi samajh mili hai. Jisise mujhe fayda ho, saare kaam achche tarah se karta hun aur sabhi ko achcha se achcha kaam kar pata hun !!
- Santosh

In this busy life schedule I could take time off to listen to the performer. Hope this will bring forth also the poorer folks, that they would be given opportunities
- Anonymous

Excellent system. Real good work at no profit.
- P.S. Mahajan

Very good job. Public gets exposure to good music. Also you guys play very well.
- Harsha Shah

An initiative that our city needed ! Learned many varieties of genres through this.
- Karthik Chandramouli

This is a best way to educate people or generate awareness for citizens.
- Sufiyan Qureshi

Congratulations!! Great start NSPA!!!
- Ritika Afb

I reached Vashi station tired and worn out from the days work, to see a crowd formed around a man, went to investigate, and I saw a man performing a song which sounded like Sufi music to me. His voice echoed through the granite corridors of the station and the merry strums of his guitar filled the air with melancholy. I stood there hearing his song about finding God in ones own belief, reminded me of Kabir ke Dohe which i had read when i was a kid.
- Satish Kumar

Accidently bumped into Nitesh's performance this morning at borivali stn. Great going. Keep it up.
- Amit More

Dear NSPA, Had an opportunity to listen to you guys in ACTREC lawn today. Great team and a wonderful evening. Cheers!
- Vaishali Aggarwal

Awesome job. The singing is superb and guitar was played superb as well
- Zaied Ahmed


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