Adarsh Alphons

Founder, ProjectArt

Adarsh founded ProjectArt because he truly believes that art saves lives. Expelled from school when he was just 7 years old for drawing in every class, by the time he was 15, he was painting portraits for Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and the Pope – all because one teacher perceived his passion for art and believed in him. He is a CNN Hero, among the Top 50 Philanthropists in the World (Town & Country), represented US on behalf of the US Dept. of State, Columbia University Community Scholar, AmEx-Ashoka Emerging Innovator, Apollo 40 Under 40 and Hero of Education (City of New York).

Authored Content

  • Jun 14 2016
    Blog Post Unleashing Creativity in Nation's Public Libraries A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert, said entrepreneur Andrew Carnegie. However, the idea of a free public library can be traced to someone just as entrepreneurial—the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and one whose founding […] Adarsh Alphons