“ First of its kind artist centre with world-class facilities for contemporary art-making, evolving from JSW Foundation’s
legacy of supporting art and heritage in India for over 30 years.”
Launched in February 2024, Hampi Art Labs is a new arts centre near the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hampi in south India. Evolving from a legacy of supporting art and heritage in India for over 30 years and founded by Sangita Jindal and her daughter Tarini Jindal Handa, Hampi Art Labs is an initiative of the JSW Foundation - the social development arm of the JSW Group, one of India’s leading business houses.
The facility spans 9 acres of landscape and comprises exhibition spaces, studios, apartments for residencies, gardens, and a café. The centre offers artists unique production facilities, an environment to retreat creatively, and galleries for world-class display.
Located near the last capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar and UNESCO World Heritage Site Hampi, the centre is founded on an ethos of building an interdisciplinary institution inspired by the ancient temple city where art, architecture, and literature flourished from the 14th to 16th centuries. Uniquely born of a place where art, heritage, and nature intermingle, Hampi Art Labs sits in a spectacular setting dominated by the river Tungabhadra, craggy hill ranges, and intriguingly large boulders that dot the landscape.
Hampi Art Labs' programming will offer initiatives engaging the local community and international visitors with contemporary art in all its forms. Learning activities and workshops will be developed for schools in the area. The centre seeks to create cultural links across the Global South through residencies, programming & collaborations with like-minded institutions and organizations.