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Tata Steel flags-off Art Residency Programme at Centre for Excellence

Jamshedpur, November 09, 2018

~ First-ever residency programme in Jamshedpur of this scale ~
~ A total of 21 artists including four tribal artists will participate in the 12-day residency programme ~

Tata Steel, today, announced the first-ever Art Residency Programme in the city under the aegis of the Centre for Excellence (CFE) Jamshedpur.

The 12-day Art Residency aims to offer a platform for artistic experimentation and social engagement with a selection of iconic artists in the field of painting, sculpting and ceramic art. The programme is designed to encourage demonstrations, lectures, workshops, presentations and community interactions with Art. The theme for this year’s edition is ‘Dharti’. The Residency is being curated by Lina Vincent, an Art Historian and Curator from Goa.

In addition to the Padma Shri awardee, Paresh Maity, iconic canvas artists like S G Vasudev and Bose Krishnamachari will be a part of this event. Sculpting and Ceramics is being introduced for diversity. Renowned Sculptors Arun Kumar H G, Veg Prakash Gupta, Dimpy Menon along with Ceramic artists Vinod Daroz, Siraj Saxena, Aditi Saraogi, Neha Pullarwar and Arun Mukhuty from Jamshedpur will be a part of the proceedings. In alignment with our inclusive philosophy, four tribal artists will also be participating in the programme. The Centre for Excellence will host a total of 21 artists, who will create their art pieces and will also engage with the community and art students through various workshops and talks.

“Tata Steel is proud to put together the first-ever Art Residency at Centre for Excellence that brings together reputed painters, sculptors and ceramic artists from across the country on to a common platform. The Art Residency is also a reflection of Tata Steel’s long-standing patronage of the Arts. We welcome everyone to be a part of this signature event and interact with eminent artists through the workshops and talks that have been organised.” says Mr. Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Designate Tata Steel.

Tata Steel has a long-standing association with Arts. Apart from patronising several artists over the years, we also organised “Art in Industry” for the first time at Centre for Excellence in 1993, with 10 artists of national repute. This was a unique platform that connected emerging and eminent artists, youth, art connoisseurs and society at large. The endeavour aimed to foster participation in softer skills and community development.

We are extremely delighted to be in Jamshedpur for the first Art Residency hosted by Tata Steel. It gives opportunity to the artists fraternity to exchange their world views and help evolve the level of art in the country. It is my hope the Residency will be a good learning experience for the art lovers of Jamshedpur.” says Padma Shri awardee, Paresh Maity.

25 years down the line, Tata Steel has remained steadfast in its belief that Art reflects the Nation’s ethos and heritage and has demonstrated a strong interest in supporting artists across the country. In keeping with the global trend of Art camps, the Company has been successfully bringing together budding artists and eminent figures who have made their mark in the world of art.

Art Residency, which is to be held at the Centre for Excellence from November 10 - 22, 2018, is a wider format of the previously held Art-in-Industry camps.

About Tata Steel                  
Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2018. It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000. Tata Steel retained Industry Leader position in FY18 and ranked second overall in the DJSI assessment, 2017. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel was felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2014-15 and 2015-16, Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2018) and ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018). The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the sixth time (2018), Steel Sustainability Champions (2017) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2017 & 2018), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2017) as well as 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

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