Since starting our work in 2015, The Leela Foundation has had a transformative impact on artists, students, audiences and communities worldwide.
Paid to Artists
Audience Members Reached
Hours of Education Provided
Women Artists Supported
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.
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