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Seva Grant

To coincide with Indorama’s founder and CEO SP Lohia’s birthday, S.P. Lohia Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Seva Grant: a £50,000.00 subvention specially created to encourage and support Indorama’s extended family of employees in their commitment to a good cause. 


Seva is a Sanskrit word meaning selfless service. SPLF requests that the applicant is personally involved in the cause to be eligible for this grant, investing personal time and resources to match the support.


SPLF hopes that the Seva Grant will spiral up, creating a never-ending succession of selfless efforts for positive change. 


The grant is available to Indorama’s employees across eleven countries. It may provide the seed capital for a new philanthropic venture, support existing charities, or sustain a grassroots community project.


The Seva Grant 2022 appointed jury, comprising Aarti Lohia, Amit Lohia, Germaine Kruip, Dr Shwetal Patel and Tara Londi, will allocate a minimum of £5,000.00 to a maximum of £25,000.00 per application.

To apply for this grant, please download and fill in the application form then submit your application before the 31st of October 2022 to


To learn more about SPLF’s charitable work and updates on the Seva Grant, please follow our Instagram account


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Aarti Lohia is an Indian born international art collector, art patron and philanthropist.

Aarti combines her role as a wife to Amit Lohia, and mother with her passion for sustainable change and the arts. With the support of her businessman father-in-law, SP Lohia, Aarti has initiated and overseen a wide range of philanthropic ventures in education, healthcare, and sports. 

In addition to her role as Trustee of SP Lohia Foundation and Indorama Charitable Trust, Aarti is the leading philanthropic partner for developing the India Foundation for the Arts Archive based in Bangalore, India. She sits on the Victoria & Albert Museum's International Council, The South Asian Acquisitions Committee at Tate Modern, the Serpentine Gallery’s International Council, the British Fashion Council Foundation as well as MOMA’s David Rockefeller Council. Aarti also sits on the prestigious National Gallery's Modern and Contemporary Programme's Advisory Panel as Leading Philanthropic Partner.  In 2016, she appeared in Apollo magazine’s 40 under 40 Asia Pacific list among the Top 100 Asian Art Collectors and is a Founding Patron of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.  




Born in 1974 in India and raised in Indonesia, he obtained his Undergraduate Degree in Finance from the Wharton School of Business and subsequently joined his family business, Indorama, at their corporate office in Jakarta in 1996.  Since then, he has executed numerous industrial projects and acquisitions for Indorama in various countries.  After working in Jakarta, he worked 10 years in Singapore and presently resides in London with his family. 


He is currently the Vice Chairman of Indorama Corporation, which is a holding company with subsidiaries manufacturing fertilizers, polymers, medical gloves, and textile raw materials.  Mr. Amit Lohia is on the board of several companies including Indorama Ventures Limited, the world’s largest producer of polyester products.  He is also part of organizations such as the Wharton Executive Board for EMEA and YPO.




Germaine Kruip (b. Castricum, NL) is a visual artist, advisor and mentor living and working between Brussels and Amsterdam. She completed a master in advanced research in theater and dance studies at DasArts before a Postgraduate in visual arts at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (Amsterdam, NL). Kruip won second prize in the category ‘theatre & visual arts’ at the 1999 Prix de Rome and was the recipient of the Charlotte Köhler Prize in 2001. Since 2018, she is a board member of the Niemeijer Foundation in Amsterdam, with whom she developed the Theodora Niemeijer Prize, an incentive prize for emerging women visual artists.

Over the past two decades, Kruip has been developing a practice that merges time, space and perception. In between the visual arts, the stage, and architecture, she investigates and presents her observations through architectural, sculptural and performative interventions. Kruip studies the scenography of ungraspable phenomena, such as the ever-changing daylight and the passage of time; the relationship between art and ritual in repetitive gestures, aiming to subtly alter perception; historical attempts to create abstraction by means of geometry – and finally the desires, theories and ideologies underlying these attempts. 




Dr. Shwetal A Patel is a writer and researcher working at the intersection of contemporary art, exhibition-making practices, and development studies. He is a founding member of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, and holds a practice-based PhD from University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art. He has operated within the arts in Europe and Asia for over two decades, and regularly contributes to journals, academic conferences and other platforms. He is an editorial board member of OnCurating (Zurich University of the Arts), advisor to Kolkotta Centre for Creativity and a trustee of Milton Keynes Museum. 




Tara Londi is an Italian-Irish independent curator and writer and currently runs the SP Lohia Foundation. Tara is a graduate of Goldsmiths University in London and has over ten years of experience as an art curator and strategic consultant in the UK, France, USA, Latin America and Asia. Her projects include exhibitions, cultural programs, film festivals, documentaries and philanthropy. Her exhibitions and her essays have been featured in many international publications on art and culture, including Frieze, Vogue, and Le Figaro. Previously Tara has lectured at NCAD, National College of Art and Design in Ireland and worked with Crac Occitanie, Phaidon Press, Rua Red Art Centre and the Pavillon Populaire museum among others. 

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