Shakti Art by Women was established by Mohini Malhotra who is the Founder and Executive. The organization reflects Malhotra's passions for social justice, development and art. She has spent years working for the underprivileged around the world to access financial services, homes, education, health services, voice and basic rights. Art became her window into appreciating a country’s culture and people, and artists her translators of the cultural refrain.

As the name indicates "Shakti," means divine power - this Award has invigorated the artist in and energized my future work. The fund enabled me to realize my work for the Kathmandu Triennale and prepare for a solo exhibition at the Siddhartha Art Gallery – both my shows received so many positive vibes. This is such a valuable award for Nepali art and will continue to empower women artists. Saurganga Darshandhari Visual Artist and Founder of Bindu A space for Artists.

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