What is Kalaloka Institute of Fine Arts?
Kalaloka Institute of Fine Arts (KIFA) provides children and adults in the Northwest Arkansas area an opportunity to learn Indian music, dance and theater, and other fine arts related to Indian art and culture, in a sustained way. We aim to provide a high quality experience in learning and certification levels that will help students attain various levels of proficiency. The curriculum at KIFA aims to provide a well rounded education in Indian Fine Arts, both theoretical and practical.
When can I enroll for classes?
The school year at KIFA starts in September and continues till August in the following year. There are three sessions of three months each:
What is the difference between learning here and any other institute online?
It is our goal to provide a high quality learning experience with certification levels to encourage students to achieve various levels of proficiency in the Northwest Arkansas area. Our classes are provided locally with a combination of online and in-person classes in a safe environment. Children and adults learn best in a community and we take that very seriously at KIFA. Student showcases, staff performances, and participating in the wider community help students build their identity in their art. This adds motivation to learning.
What is the fee structure at KIFA?
Registration Fees - To be paid at the beginning of the school year, every year. For one individual it is $75 and for two or more from the same family, it is $125. This fees includes the cost of most materials that will be provided to the student such as textbooks and practice videos. Some materials may be provided at a nominal charge depending on the situation. This will communicated at the time of registration.
What is your absence policy?
If the student is absent, he/she will have to make up using the materials provided for the missed class.
Where and How are classes held?
Classes are primarily held online on ZOOM sessions. Depending on safety levels, we will have at least one set of classes in person during the session. Staff performances are also built into the class curriculum to encourage students to listen and learn.
Who teaches these classes?
The teachers are selected based on their knowledge and passion to teach. We try to hire as much as possible from our local community. In some cases, we will hire a teacher from outside the state.