The best way to support the Arts is undoubtedly by acquiring it although we understand sometimes this is not possible. So we came up with different ways to establish creative and mutually rewarding partnerships where you can help us promoting and supporting the Arts.
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There are multiple ways to get involved and literally thousands of projects, big and small, to support.
Awareness about climate change, about unsustainable over-exploitation of resources, about endangered species and about plenty of other serious threats to our planet, which ultimately compromise our health and Future, is bringing people together all over the world calling for action.
SUPPORT ONE OF OUR INITIATIVES. Small donations can make a huge difference to small projects such as the "Love Your Village" project. For great organisations, your support is much needed but not vital. For the "Love Your Village" project your support IS vital and will have an immediate effect in the local community.
LOVE YOUR VILLAGE
Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful countries with an incredibly rich and colourful biodiversity. Unfortunately most species are facing daily challenges to survive and not all are as smart as crows.
Alarmed by the amount of rubbish that poses constant threats to wildlife, we have helped setting up a group of litter-pickers to clean Madiha, a small coastal town in southern Sri Lanka. The pickers are all ladies who otherwise would not have jobs.
We started by teaming up with a local Dive Master, Chamlie de Silva, who has a passion for marine life and a remarkable experience diving. Chamlie helped many villagers back in the 2004 tsunami and cares for his community.
After an inspiring moment in 2015 following a dive with Chamlie in the Pigeon Island northeast Sri Lanka, we funded the purchase of a small second-hand boat to help Chamlie in his diving-centre business back in the south and simultaneously help picking the rubbish that is floating out of the team's reach. We also funded the last refitting works in his guest-house to help boost his business and in return Chamlie has committed to coordinate our Clean Madiha program and secured a land for storage and selection of rubbish.
We are sponsoring the program, sending funds every month to pay these ladies a small salary and to help sustain the initiative. But we need more help to reach neighbouring communities, specially communities this close to the last rainforests in the island. We need to get more people involved and you can help too!
We hope to see a small increase in revenue obtained through selling the recyclable rubbish but realistically there are many more non-recyclable bits of plastic floating in our oceans which need addressing. These hardly profitable bits of contaminants which survive the voracious appetite of unaware sea creatures are often brought to shore with the high tides. Equally unaware, birds then see an opportunity to eat and without much hesitation they regularly include plastic in their "diet". Numbers of more fragile species have been declining fast and initiatives like ours can be key to help reversing these concerning figures.
Make a one-off donation to the Love Your Village project which can be as little as the equivalent to a cup of coffee.
Friends of Sri Lankan Art
Efforts to bring awareness to the environmental impact of the tons of rubbish are yet very modest in the country but we are seeking local support and cooperation from both known corporations and government to implement awareness programs, sponsor themed art competitions and organise talks and related activities within school groups aged as little as 5/6.
Through Sinhalese artists we can bring awareness quicker to the youngest generations and hope they take to heart the need to take action. So we have started a new group dedicated to building a Sri Lankan art collection in Marbella and throughout Europe, strengthening ties between our countries and their art.
The beauty of Sri Lanka's biodiversity is often depicted, carved or even weaved into delicate fabrics. And although Buddha's image is likely to have been the most reproduced image of all, it is the island's spectacular wildlife which truly amazes and inspires.
Become a Friend of Sri Lankan Art and help their artists inspiring and giving back to their communities. It will encourage the next generations of artists and it will certainly bring colour and add value to your Art collection.