Acquiring the necessary resources for a museum's activities has always been a major challenge. Recently, with public funding on the decline, it has now become vital that all museums, galleries, and cultural institutions invest in skills and expertise that will enable them to raise funds.
MOPA's first fundraiser was a series of concerts by the popular band 'Mottamadi Music'. Over multiple shows in Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy between Feb-Mar 2020, this fundraiser enabled MOPA to launch its corpus fund, towards setting up a physical museum in Chennai. The onset of the pandemic resulted in the Bangalore and Bombay shows being postponed indefinitely.
MOPA is grateful to Badrinarayanan Seshadri of Mottamadi Music and his team of musicians for agreeing to perform for this fundraising series. Our special thanks also to Appaswamy Real Estates for supporting this fundraiser, as well as to Chennai Art Theatre for partnering with MOPA in producing this series of concerts.