We have already begun work on many of our goals through ARTery – the portal, however, as we move along we face challenges like every other venture. Though Classical Indian performing arts are thriving, they face several challenges in keeping quality and traditions intact. The major challenge to sustainability is the lack of steady funding to present performances, lectures & workshops and to publish quality content in the form of books, CDs, journals and online archives. Corporate sponsorship has helped in sustaining art. However, such support fluctuates widely depending on the economic environment and there are occasions when the sponsor’s goals are not in line with the needs of the art! Reducing the dependence on corporate sponsorship is possible only with the generous and sustained support of individual donors. Hence we reach out you, the rasikas of this tradition, to help us realize our goals through this Center for Excellence.