About Artpodium

“ART is not a thing, it is a way.” (Elbert Hubbard).

ARTPODIUM is an online community that brings together like-minded art lovers! Whether you are an experienced art collector, a budding artist, art critic, gallery, curator or auctioneer, ARTPODIUM aims to offer you a profound and enriching experience.

Our primary purpose is to acquaint the community with the world of art through diverse art collections, talented artists and the rich history behind the art we showcase. As such, our approach to art is holistic. It includes focusing on art production, art management, curation, interactive art education & appreciation, along with supporting art charities.

On ARTPODIUM you can expect to see rare collections of heritage, modern and contemporary artworks by masters, award winners and upcoming artists from Singapore, South and Southeast Asia and much more!

ARTPODIUM features wide and varied forms of art. The website currently displays paintings, installations, drawings, sculptures, lithographs and photographs. However, very soon, we will be expanding our repertoire with the addition of videos as well as instructional clips on filmmaking, ceramics and architecture.

We have hosted several exhibitions and fairs showcasing renowned art masters, award winners and numerous upcoming artists. At these events, the artists got the opportunity to interact with the exhibition attendees, describing their art, participating in panel discussions, and generally recalling their experiences and journeys into the world of art. We have also hosted poetry reading events, live painting demonstrations and silent auctions.

Additionally, ARTPODIUM has partnered with various galleries, media companies and corporates within the region to bring some exceptional art exhibitions to life. Our events are kept open to the public with the objective of nurturing and encouraging art lovers to not just appreciate the works but also be able to discern between the different styles on display.

Completing the circle, our efforts also support charities that use the power of art therapy to help overcome trauma and provide a means of livelihood.

The pandemic has affected our lives in more ways than we’d ever imagined and the entire planet is struggling to find different ways to adjust to this new environment. The world of art and culture hasn’t been spared either and manner in which art is exhibited has to evolve too.

We at ARTPODIUM are therefore striving towards bridging this gap, and as a first step our mission is to bring you a 360° immersive art experience that can be viewed from the comfort of your own homes. Do watch this space!

If this sounds compelling enough we’d encourage you to join ARTPODIUM’s vibrant community of like minded creatively inclined people. We are excited to dedicate a special platform exclusively for the artists and other art stakeholders to display their works and interact with one another. Art lovers / enthusiasts/ collectors on the other hand would be able to browse through our platform for specific art styles or artists that they may be seeking. Register with us at no extra to meet others in the industry and get the latest news on art!

Thank you for visiting ARTPODIUM. We hope to connect with you through art and get to know you better.

Kavita Raha
Founder

Kavita Raha is the founder and curator of ARTPODIUM. She is one of Singapore’s best-known event managers, successfully organising and curating art exhibitions for over 15 years.

She is well known in art circles and is an avid collector herself, having dealt with senior artists and contemporary international masters alike.

Before founding ARTPODIUM, Kavita was the co founder of Phi Events, an event management company with a reputation for organising high quality art and theatre events in Singapore. She started her career in the hospitality industry in India and worked with two major groups, ITC Hotels and Oberoi Hotels. She subsequently changed tracks to start a career as a Banker where she spent 10 years with Bank of America and Standard Chartered Bank.

After moving to Singapore, Kavita fell back on her experience in the hospitality industry and helped develop the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences & events) business in the region as Regional Director, first for Helms Briscoe and subsequently with Global Cynergies, both global leaders in the MICE space, She is also the author of “ Smart MICE in the Lion City” an industry guide on organising meetings, exhibitions, conventions and events in Singapore.

Aside from her love for arts, she is passionate about supporting and volunteering her time towards social causes that help the lesser privileged sections of the society. Kavita founded Pink Platform in india in 2012. A non-profit organization dedicated towards women issues – abuse and problems. Now in  her spare time in Singapore Kavita is involved in community development in her capacity as leader of her neighbourhood residents association working closely with the government to promote well-being and harmony. On a personal level she organises charity fundraisers, and contributes towards non-profit causes through her art events.