The organisation laid up its foundation in 2010and began its public work in the same year.Artreach grew out of an exuberant mural painting project with Salaam Baalak Trust at the New Delhi station.
Their first project, Volunteer Residency, which was with the children of the New Delhi railway station who come every day to a Salaam Baalak Trust 'contact point' for food, medical attention and basic schooling. Artreachwanted to help give their space, a face lift and to ‘catch their imaginations’. With artist Alexis Halliwell at the helm we embarked on ten days of exuberant creative activity. Children’s tired faces would light up with delight as they walked in to the centre, clocked what was happening and entered the fray with paint brush or roller. Sometimes they just couldn’t stop and the paint overflowed, on to the cooler or the ceiling, on to each other. Anyone was welcome to join in: teachers and social workers, passing police men. The final outcome was a rather magnificent tiger and a jungle of other animals.
In 2015 Artreach India registered as a charitable trust in New Delhi and under the visionary directorship of Deeksha Nath, launched the first Teaching Fellowship and the Community Arts programme. The following year, first Artroom worskhops took place for graduates of the Teaching Fellowship. Since then to year 2019,Artreach has a dedicated staff of three in Delhi and associates in Jaipur and Mumbai, as well as mentors across the globe.