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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  • 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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  • February 13, 2015 Rare as Gold

    Only on POBA! Check out newest portfolios of legendary Andrew Gold's never-before or rarely-heard recordings & a trove of his unique line drawings.

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  • February 3, 2015 Yes, You Can!

    Check out the new portfolios published on POBA today of Daniel Mincer and Carol Kessler, made entirely with love and DIY energy. You can do this, too

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