VAICA 2 has received full financial support from the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation of the Bajaj Group Trusts. It will be presented by Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in association with Comet Media Foundation.

An introduction to our supporters

Presented by

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum first opened to the public in 1857 and is Mumbai’s oldest museum. It is the erstwhile Victoria and Albert Museum, Bombay, which showcases the city’s art and culture through a rare collection of fine and decorative arts that highlight early Modern Art practices as well as the craftsmanship of various communities of the Bombay Presidency. After several years of neglect, the Museum building and collections underwent a comprehensive, UNESCO-Award winning restoration from 2003 to 2008, spearheaded by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Mumbai chapter, supported by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation.

The Museum re-opened in 2008 with a strong focus on contemporary art and culture through its extensive exhibition and outreach programs. The Museum has exhibited contemporary creative practices in design, crafts and textiles, architecture and urbanism, as well as film and video art. The Museum has successfully collaborated with international museums and institutions to showcase both traditional and contemporary practices and exhibitions.

In association with

Comet Media Foundation

Comet media foundation is an acronym of the expression Centre of Open media for education and transformation. Founded in 1992, it works towards fostering education, social change and sustainability. Towards this end, the organisation undertakes activities that build curiosity, invite questions and open out discussions through innovative cultural experiments

Our Sole Sponsors

Bajaj Trusts

For several decades now, Bajaj group has been contributing, directly or indirectly for various programs like Rural & Economic Development, the application of Science & Technology for Rural Development, Formal & Non Formal education, Healthcare and Community Welfare, Women & Child Development, Supporting Arts, Culture, Heritage & Sports, Awarding & Honouring people who have aligned themselves for community development based on Gandhian Values.

Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation

The Group Founder, Late Shri Jamnalalji Bajaj, a visionary and philanthropist, and one of the patriarchs of Freedom struggle popularly known as the 5th son of Mahatma Gandhi, espoused the Trusteeship concept of management and took the unprecedented step of using business to serve the society.


Our collaborators for VAICA 1


Comet Media Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded with the aim of building a space where creative persons could research and make meaningful educational communication materials on science, technology, culture and education, to foster social change and a sustainable future. The group creates learning experiences through interactive knowledge festivals, holding workshops, making films and forming partnerships with groups working in communities.

Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation (JNAF), draws on one of the richest private collections of art in India, some 800 works collected between 1968 and 2001, to promote the knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary Indian art. The collection reflects the complexities, the vitality and crucial phases of development in modern Indian art history. The JNAF stimulates educational pursuits, research and intellectual inquiry drawing on this resource.

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) is a private museum exhibiting modern and contemporary works from India and the sub-continent, established at the initiative of art collector Kiran Nadar. The KNMA intends to exemplify the dynamic relationship between art and culture through its curatorial initiatives and exhibitions, school and college workshops, art appreciation discourses, symposiums and public programmes. It is focused on fostering a museum-going culture in India.


MUMBAI | Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai, G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, The Godrej India Culture Lab

DELHI | Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA)

GOA | Museum of Goa

AHMEDABAD | National Institute of Design

BARODA | Fine Arts Students Film Club, MS University and Gallery White