About National Institute of Fine Arts (NIFA):
Art & Craft has been an important & indispensable part of the education curriculum in our country for the past many years. One of the most important reasons for keeping art as an integral part of a child’s education is because it helps them to be creative with the help of various mediums of art like drawing, painting, craft, handicrafts, clay moulding, etc… This creative skill in turn helps the child to think different and explore new ideas. Art also helps the child to enhance other skills like presentation skills, concentration, team work, etcÔÇª
In the global economy, creativity is essential. Creativity in students must be nurtured and allowed to have a place in childÔÇÖs entire phase of education, in order to prepare the child for the future challenges in the ever innovative world. The study of visual arts & craft, as outlined in the NIFA Art & Craft Curriculum, provides a venue for creativity to flourish. The Art & Craft provide a place for students to explore new ideas, for appropriate risk-taking, for creative problem solving, for working together with others, for developing aesthetic awareness, for exploring and expressing the world, and for cultural awareness and representation, in addition to the benefits of study in the discipline of Arts. The study of Art & Craft is a critical element of a holistic education for every student.
NIFA Art & Craft program structures in a progressive manner from Early Years to Grade 10 which helps students develop the Art visualization and interpret their creative ideas to the outside world in a better way, which enhances their overall skills. Therefore, the planning and management of the NIFA Art & Craft Curriculum in Schools always has children as the focus of attention, with the overall purpose of providing creative and varied experiences.
NIFA Art & Craft program teaches the children to learn the art and craft skills which prepares them for various competitions and display their art skills. Parental involvement also increases due to art programs, since they can often help their children to complete a project or go to school functions where the art is exhibited. Parents get encouraged to take their children to go to art museums for further exposure and increase their knowledge of arts. Thus, it is important to be an advocate of arts in schools, making art programs a priority in the school budget.
India, being a multicultural nation, each corner of this subcontinent┬áoozes with a beauty of culture and tradition, National Institute of Fine┬áArts (NIFA) looks forward to give exposure to todayÔÇÖs youth to the┬ádiverse variety of human creations, activities, and expressions that are┬áeither appealing or attractive to the finer senses or bear some impact┬áto the mind of an individual, also to explore new ideas, for interacting┬áwith others from the industry, for developing aesthetic awareness, for┬áexploring and expressing the world and for cultural awareness and┬árepresentation.
There is a great need for improving art and craft literacy and┬áunderstanding in a world that is becoming increasingly more visual. By┬áimparting structured training and enhancing their skills, NIFA has a vision┬áof making each individual in the country not only great artists but also┬ácreative thinkers with freedom of expression.
We intend to create awareness about Art & Craft, inspiring ingenuity &┬áoriginality in all realms of life by encouraging creativity with the freedom┬áto imagine the possibilities, the flexibility to investigate options, and┬áthe opportunity to produce something to support that idea. . Also to┬áencourage innovative thinking, spontaneity, visualization and build on┬ánew ideas.┬áWe, through our mission want to create awareness about royal Indian┬áheritage arts & handicrafts and also retain the rich culture of arts and┬ácrafts from around the world.