What is POBA?

POBA is the first-ever “virtual cultural arts center” to celebrate the enduring and transformative power of creativity by featuring works of deceased 20th and 21st century artists that span the full gamut of artistic expression. POBA was founded to showcase, promote and preserve the creative work of exceptional artists who have died without recognition of the full measure of their talents or creative legacies. Our name derives from the Hindi word phowa – describing the transformation of consciousness at death. POBA’s mission is simple: POBA aims to keep their creative works alive, and through them to inspire, provoke, intrigue, entertain, and enliven us.

POBA is Where The Arts Live!

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  • March 17, 2015 Know Your Value

    POBA's newest partner makes it possible for you to know the value of your creative legacy - financially, historically, artistically and personally.

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  • March 4, 2015 A New Webb

    POBA's partner PAAM bring us our newest artist, Nancy Webb, featuring her smaller sculptures of simple creatures cast in bronze, resin, and plaster.

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  • February 18, 2015 Music Matters

    If you create music or manage the legacy of someone who did, you will want to learn more about how to reclaim your copyrights and protect your works.

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