In Hazara City, a minority group on the outskirts of Quetta, stands Hatif Artwork Gallery, a solace for the troubled group. It’s right here that Arghawan Hatif might be discovered persevering with her father’s imaginative and prescient, surrounded by a kaleidoscope of artwork items, instructing younger artists within the colourful studio that doubles as a gallery. The hustle bustle within the gallery takes her again to the tales advised by her father, Hasan Ali Hatif, about instances that weren’t rosy and filled with hardships.
Hasan Ali Hatif had a ardour for artwork however didn’t have sufficient means to purchase artwork provides, and subsequently 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 by way of handbook work.
Upon his return, he arrange Hatif Artwork Gallery, the place he started to show younger males of the Hazara group. 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 instructing her daughter methods to hone her expertise.
Arghawan was simply 12 when she offered her first art-piece and began serving to her father on the library. Hatif was supporting the creative group for years however was unable to achieve past his group for he solely knew Persian. That’s when Arghawan realized that she may need discovered to attract and paint however to broaden the enterprise, she should broaden her communication expertise and enroll in pc courses and perceive methods to promote a enterprise by way of 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 Expertise, 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 have 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 and marketing 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 help us.”
Hatif Artwork Gallery now represents over 100 artists and extra are coming ahead by way of social media outreach. Lots of Hatif’s college students have joined artwork faculties such because the Nationwide School of Arts in Lahore and people who have graduated are slowly making their mark within the artwork group.
Talking concerning the coaching of Karandaaz WEC, Arghawan shared,
“The coaching by way of Karandaaz Girls Entrepreneurship Problem had an important impression on our enterprise. We have been in a position to diversify our artwork coaching program on the gallery and take our advertising and marketing efforts to a brand new stage.”
About Karandaaz Girls Entrepreneurship Problem 2018
Karandaaz is empowering Pakistani ladies by way of numerous entrepreneurial initiatives. Final week, they introduced an investment up to PKR 64 million in 15 women-led businesses who have been part of the earlier cohort of Karandaaz WEC 2017.
WEC is now again for 2018 and is at present accepting purposes. If you’re a ladies entrepreneur with a Three-year outdated startup, seeking to scale up what you are promoting, now’s your time to use. Chosen enterprise not solely obtain personalized enterprise improvement help but additionally turn into eligible for funding as much as PKR 20 million.
You may apply to Karandaaz WEC 2018 by way of this application form by July 10th.
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