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Goa Open Arts is pleased to introduce the ENGAGE GRANTS which aim to support community based projects led by creative practitioners through their artistic practice.


The first edition of the ENGAGE GRANT​ 2021 was awarded to the project proposed by the Aldona Community Collaborative led by five arts practitioners who mentored over forty children from Aldona village to create a public mural.




Aldona Community Collaborative

(Conrad Pinto, Eveny Luis, Isa Hinojosa, Blaise D’Sa, Flavia Lobo and the children and community members of Aldona)


The project is a collaborative community mural in the village of Aldona. Painted on the wall of a local park, the work is an outcome of a series of workshops engaging children and students from the local schools, conducted in collaboration with the Bookworm’s Little Library. Invited to reflect upon the natural, rural and urban intermingling of the village, the children developed their own imaginative mural. 


Tree of Life invited collaborators to think deeply about their place in the local environment, and also encouraged local authorities to rejuvenate the children’s park and to create a safe and accessible place for recreation and play.


Visit the Tree of Life Mural at the Aldona Park, behind the Statue of Edward Soares 

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Goa Open Arts is a platform initiated by artists for artists to support and invigorate creative practice in Goa with the belief that creative thinking and discourse are vital for a healthy society. This initiative is supported and funded by people who acknowledge the role that art plays in community. You can support the initiative in your own way - from making a financial donation, contributing in kind or bringing on board your expertise.

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