MOPA is supported through a network of generous individuals and businesses across India and the world. Your donation empowers our work to collect, conserve, research and showcase the performing arts of South India, bringing people together to study, understand and enjoy this region’s diverse artistic heritage.


Your donation, in any amount, will make a measurable difference to:

Preserve and Present

Plan and develop an exciting schedule of exhibitions.

Educate and Engage

Develop art education programs for students every year, including workshops, lectures and symposia.

Connect and Inspire

Provide free admission to low-income, underserved members of the community that might not otherwise be able to visit our exhibitions. Enrich, enlighten, and inspire our community in many other ways.

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Revenue from corporate sponsorship will provide critical annual support for the museum’s operations, including its educational programs, community access and conservation efforts. Contributions from corporations will help make the MOPA’s world-class exhibitions and public programs possible. We invite your company to become engaged with the museum, its wide circle of supporters, and its diverse audience.

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MOPA’s endowment funds will be channelised towards the promotion of young talent, research and archiving of content, scholarships to students for MOPA’s art and event management courses/workshops and the support of indigent artistes - in the fields of music, dance and theatre. Interested in setting up an endowment fund? Send an email to [email protected]


MOPA relies heavily on the support of dedicated volunteers to help out as docents, event staff, office support. As a volunteer you will help MOPA achieve its mission, meet fellow music-lovers and become a member of a supportive community. Interested? Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “interested in volunteering in MOPA, Chennai”.


There are several options for partnership with MOPA. Interested? Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “interested in partnering with MOPA, Chennai”.

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