Two University of Kansas students were recently recognized with the Social Innovation Award for their proposals utilizing art to advance social change both at home and abroad. The funds awarded will help these undergraduates put their strategic plans into action.
Karvin Fernando, a junior from Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, majoring in engineering physics, also won $2,500 to jump-start his proposal, “Zeylan Collective.” The collective will expand opportunities for impoverished artists based in Sri Lanka to get their works to the global market. The project is an online art gallery that locates and sells abstract artwork.
The full press release can be found at this link.