Our Initiatives

Artists Initiative Programme

A phased series of sponsorships and mentorships which Gitanjali Maini started with the Artists Initiative Programme (AIP) to promote new and up-and-coming artists at gallery g. The AIP has helped several artists like Bharti Prajapati and Mohammed Osman forge successful careers.

Kochi Muziris Biennale

Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB) is India’s first and only visual art biennale. Its quality and diversity, its universality and strong local roots have set it apart as one of the world’s most successful biennales.

Our multi-leveled engagement with KMB began with the first edition in 2012-2013, extending from Gitanjali Maini’s role as promoter of gallery g to working individually with many of the Biennale’s participating artists, including its curators themselves, Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu.

The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation

A step that profoundly impacted how heritage art is now viewed and promoted was the starting of The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation (TRRVHF) in 2015.

Raja Ravi Varma was one of modern India’s greatest artists. His work influenced how art developed in our country and his grasp of printing technology took his work to millions of his fellow Indians. What’s more he led the way for many for his peers and later artists, and helped draw attention to other forms of our art and culture: SGMF now works with TRRVHF to ensure that his legacy continues to grow.

Facilitating heritage custodianship and new forms of creative expression