Impact

Since starting our work in 2015, The Leela Foundation has had a transformative impact on artists, students, audiences and communities worldwide. 

$127K

Paid to Artists

69

Performances

18.6K

Audience Members Reached

360

Students Served

6450

Hours of Education Provided

15

Women Artists Supported

360

Students Served

26

Educators Supported

Fellowships Awarded

The Leela Foundation was established in 2016 with the purpose of providing direct support to artists and educators in Indian classical arts. In December 2020, we presented our inaugural artist awards using Endowment funds. It was especially meaningful, in a time when the pandemic has created a crisis for those who make their living in the arts, that we were able to make these awards to three of India’s finest classical musicians.

Debashis Sarkar

Jayanta Banerjee

Ben Kunin

Meet Our Artists

The artists we work with are leading the way for Indian classical dance and music. Their ingenuity and creativity inspires audiences and students alike around the globe. What’s more is that their stories

Meet Seibi Lee, kathak artist & teacher and senior disciple of the legendary Pt. Chitresh Das
Meet Satyaprakash Mishra, tabla artist, and disciple of Benaras Gharana doyen, Pt. Kalinath Mishra
Meet Ben Kunin, sarod artist and senior disciple of the illustrious music maestro, Ud. Ali Akbar Khan
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