Chandana Art Foundation International (CAFI), a registered public charitable Trust was founded in 1999, to facilitate and to provide all possible facilities and conveniences for due promotion of various forms of performing and visual arts, folk, tribal, traditional, architectural, art history, temple architecture, puppetry, research and documentation and is deeply committed to promote children art. CAFI aims at reaching out to the marginalised, socially deprived sections of the society, economically dis-advantaged but talented persons, particularly women, children and people with disability for self sustenance through Art & Craft. PROJECTS : ART BEYOND VISION : • Individualised Art Education for Blind & Visually Impaired INDIAN CHILDREN PARTICIPATION in INTERNATIONAL ARTS OLYAMPIADs • International Arts Festival 2003 – Washington DC : USA • International Poster Competition: UTOPIA STATION II; 2004 – Munich : Germany • First International Exhibition of Cultural Figurines and Children’s Puppets at Munich Germany from May 26th to June 9, 2006 under the theme, ‘Outlook, Insight and Worldviews’. • 4th International Arts Olympiad in progress PALETTE SERIES: • Organise annual "Child Art & Creativity Exposition" art exposition titled as "Palette" since `99 to unearth the talent amongst the children and to show creativity is inherited in all children irrespective of their disability or ability where mentally retarded, physically challenged with general students take part. CHANDANA CENTRE FOR RESEARCH : • A series of workshops by a traditional master craftmans for young people in the community. • Assist students in exchange program of research work etc PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST / EXHIBITION : ARTIST IN ACTION • To bring awareness amongst the general public the living condition of the artists CHANDANA PUTHALI : • Revival of ancient Karnataka Traditional Puppetry HEALING ARTS FOR TSUNAMI SURVIVORS : Camp : Nagapatinam, October 2005 • Children Affected by the Tsunami Find Joy and Solace in a Multiple Arts Workshop : INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATION: • International Child Art Foundation : www.icaf.org • Art Education for the Blind – USA : www.aeb.org AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS • Government of Karnataka Honours Managing Trustee - CAFI Shri K.Venkatesh with ‘STATE AWARD’ as “BEST VOCATIONAL ART TEACHER FOR THE YEAR 2005” on 3rd December, 2005 at Jawahar Bal Bhavan for Outstanding Service to Physically, Intellectually Challenged Children.