About
Ra-Ve

EDUCATE.INSPIRE.SUSTAIN

Diversity is the essence of life. What would we be without our artists? In a world increasingly dependent on a screen, we at Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation seek to bring real world experiences to our little corner of the world here in Northwest Arkansas. 

We are a registered non-profit dedicated to bringing Indian music and dance to NWA. Donate now and support us. It means a lot to us!​

We are proud to receive grants from the Walton Family Foundation and the Walmart Foundation.

Board Members
SRIVIDYA VENKATASUBRAMANYA
President & Executive Director

Srividya is a founding member and the President of Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation. Her exposure to Indian..

SATISH RAMANI
Treasurer

Satish grew up in a small town in the south of India, where he lacked opportunities to learn or listen to live music concerts.

ARUN GOPINATH
Vice-President

Arun’s appreciation for classical arts were shaped by watching his sister learn and perform Indian classical..

GOKUL KRISHNAN
Fund Raising

Gokul has made beautiful NWA his home for the past 10 years. Prior to this, he has lived in China, Dubai and India

NANDHINI VARADARAJ
Secretary

Although Nandini grew up learning Carnatic music, she doesn’t recall attending many concerts.

SMITHA KARTIK
Communications

Despite growing up outside India, Smitha had the opportunity to not only learn but also attend and appreciate Indian Arts 

Staff Members
VIJAYASHRI VITTAL
Music Coordinator

Born and raised in a family of musicians, Vijayashri Vittal started her musical training from her grandmother,

KAILA BUCK
Administrative Assistant

After working in education over the last 10 years, Kaila understands the importance of learning in all areas

VINITHA VIJAYAM RAMAKRISHNAN
Sapthaswara & Natyam Coordinator
Volunteer

I am a B.Pharm graduate from SRM University and worked for two years in Zifo technologies, IT Pharma Company

MARUTHACHELVI KOTHANDARAMAN
Communications Assistant

Hailing from an academic family - with both her parents involved in community service

Volunteers
ASHWIN MARATHE
Volunteer

My name is Ashwin Marathe and I’m a senior at Bentonville High School. I have been learning Tabla for three years

AMULYA MANCHIKANTI
Volunteer

My name is Amulya Manchikanti and I'm a junior at Bentonville High School. I have been learning Bharatanatyam for over 5 years.

DHEEKSHA KRISHNAN
Volunteer

Dheeksha is currently a senior at Bentonville High School. She has been learning Bharatanatyam

SHREYA RAMANI
Volunteer

Shreya Ramani is currently a highschool student. She personally was drawn to volunteering at Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation

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