In Hazara City, a minority neighborhood on the outskirts of Quetta, stands Hatif Artwork Gallery, a solace for the troubled neighborhood. It’s right here that Arghawan Hatif will be discovered persevering with her father’s imaginative and prescient, surrounded by a kaleidoscope of artwork items, educating younger artists within the colourful studio that doubles as a gallery. The hustle bustle within the gallery takes her again to the tales instructed by her father, Hasan Ali Hatif, about instances that weren’t rosy and stuffed with hardships.
Hasan Ali Hatif had a ardour for artwork however didn’t have sufficient means to purchase artwork provides, and due to this fact began drawing on the sand. Struggling to earn a sustainable livelihood, he by no means gave up on his ardour. He managed to journey to Iran and enrolled in an academy in the meantime supporting himself via guide work.
Upon his return, he arrange Hatif Artwork Gallery, the place he started to show younger males of the Hazara neighborhood. Throughout this time he was blessed with a daughter, Arghawan. Rising up, she found her expertise for drawing and portray. Having the attention to acknowledge expertise, Hatif began educating her daughter how you can hone her abilities.
Arghawan was simply 12 when she bought her first art-piece and began serving to her father on the library. Hatif was supporting the inventive neighborhood for years however was unable to achieve past his neighborhood for he solely knew Persian. That’s when Arghawan realized that she might need discovered to attract and paint however to broaden the enterprise, she should broaden her communication abilities and enroll in laptop courses and perceive how you can promote a enterprise via digital media.
Throughout this quest, she got here throughout the Karandaaz Girls Entrepreneurship Problem (WEC) and utilized for it. She was chosen for the coaching at Balochistan College of Info Know-how, Engineering, and Administration Sciences (BUITEMS) the place she gained a brand new perspective about her work and the way artwork can transcend self-expression and supply a sustainable livelihood. Arghawan shares,
“Earlier than, we had been simply attempting to serve our folks, however after studying about monetary methods and enterprise plans, we can do a greater job of selling their pursuits.”
With the coaching supplied in Karandaaz WEC, Arghawan has now developed a book-keeping system for the Hatif Artwork Gallery. She has additionally discovered about on-line analysis, advertising artwork and utilizing digital media successfully. Her father additionally shares,
“My enterprise was a small one and never that skilled, however since Arghawan started to make use of social media to advertise our work, we developed common prospects and organizations have come ahead to assist us.”
Hatif Artwork Gallery now represents over 100 artists and extra are coming ahead via social media outreach. A lot of Hatif’s college students have joined artwork faculties such because the Nationwide School of Arts in Lahore and those that have graduated are slowly making their mark within the artwork neighborhood.
Talking concerning the coaching of Karandaaz WEC, Arghawan shared,
“The coaching via Karandaaz Girls Entrepreneurship Problem had a terrific influence on our enterprise. We had been capable of diversify our artwork coaching program on the gallery and take our advertising efforts to a brand new degree.”
About Karandaaz Girls Entrepreneurship Problem 2018
Karandaaz is empowering Pakistani ladies via varied entrepreneurial initiatives. Final week, they introduced an funding as much as PKR 64 million in 15 women-led companies who had been part of the earlier cohort of Karandaaz WEC 2017.
WEC is now again for 2018 and is presently accepting functions. In case you are a ladies entrepreneur with a 3-year outdated startup, trying to scale up what you are promoting, now could be your time to use. Chosen enterprise not solely obtain personalized enterprise improvement assist but in addition turn into eligible for funding as much as PKR 20 million.
You possibly can apply to Karandaaz WEC 2018 via this utility kind by July 10th.
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