Accredited with Special Consultative Status to ECOSOC, by UN General Assembly, July 2013
Welcome to Banglanatak dot com

banglanatak dot com is a social enterprise working across India with a mission to foster pro-poor growth and protection of rights of women, children and indigenous communities.
We specialise in communication for development (C4D) using theatre and developing community led creative industries based on intangible cultural heritage like performing arts and crafts."
Our facebook page: 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/303303923909/

  • 1 Advocating Rights
  • 2 Bridging Culture
  • 3 Building Skills
  • 4 Creating Cultural Space
  • 5 Creating Market for Traditional Arts
  • 6 Empowering children for protecting rights
  • 7 Empowering Folk Artists
  • 8 Empowering Women
  • 9 Promoting Cultural Tourism
  • 10 Promoting Ethno Tourism
  • 11 Promoting Folk Art
  • 12 Promoting Traditional Art
  • 13 Protecting Rights
  • 14 Reachingout The Marginalised
  • 15 Safegurding Folk arts
  • 16 Safegurding Heritage

Sufi Sutra
Health Communication
Culture and Development
Crafts Hub

Sufi Sutra, the three day festival of Sufi and traditional music in Kolkata held in the first week end of February is now a multi city affair with Patna holding the event for first time this year.

Programs at Bihar target behaviour change for improved reproductive and child health and making community a partner for strengthening access & usage of health services.

Art for Life (AFL) targets safeguarding intangible cultural heritage for socio-economic empowerment and inclusion of indigenous communities. We are successfully working with 39 art forms across West Bengal, Bihar and Odisha. Download Details

In recognition of our successful models for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage by making it a means of livelihood Department of Micro and (MSSE&T), GOWB and UNESCO have partnered with us in developing 10 rural craft hubs in the state.

Upcoming Events
Cultural Programme at Akhra@Baitanik
4 Elgin Road, Kolkata

Next program: 
Nov 30, 2014 at 6:30 pm
"Bhaber Ghore Bhab Nagare - Mahajani Pad" by Ila Ma & Ayushi



If you are interested to perform at Akhra, please email to 
akhra@banglanatak.com
Upcoming events
Nov 19 - Gyan Manch, 6: 30 pm, Rajani Bauler Gaan. 
Nov 25 - Peace Music Concert at Najrul Tirtha, Rajarhat New Town at 6:30 pm.
Festivals at a glance
Festivals 2014-15
Wooden Mask festival
Kushmandi, Dakshin Dinajpur
West Bengal
Dec 12-14, 2014
Chau Utsav
Bamnia, Purulia,
West Bengal
Decs 19-25, 2014
Sitalpati festival
Ghughumari, Cooch Behar
West Bengal
Jan 2-4, 2015
Fakiri Utsav
Gorbhanga, Nadia
West Bengal
Jan 16-18, 2015
Sufi Sutra
Dhaka, Jan 29-31
Goa, Feb 2-4

Kolkata, Feb 6-8
http://bit.ly/1xMZ9SA
Basanta Utsav
Deulghata, Purulia
West Bengal
Mar 5-7, 2015
For more details, please visit 
http://www.indiafestivalguide.com/
What We Do
• Development communication
• Capacity building of local stakeholders (AWWs, ASHAs, NGOs, CBOs, etc) in the areas of behavior change, communication and Life Skills development
• Capacity Building of local theatre/ resource groups in theatre based awareness campaigns on various developmental issues.
• Research with community participation
• Developing Rural creative Enterprise
 
Area of Work

We work in rural, tribal and urban areas.

• All districts of West Bengal, Bihar, Sikkim, Tripura, Goa.

• Extensively in Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Orissa, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh ,Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab

• Parts of Orissa, Assam, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Meghalaya, Nagaland,


CamEra is an innovative initiative of banglanatak dot com (www.banglanatak.com) to engage youth to heritage, thru their lenses and also to reach out to common man by holding public place exhibition. In Jun - Nov 2013 timeframe, we did it at Kolkata and in Apr-Jul 2014 timeframe, we did it at Bhubaneswar. 
Seeing the success, we plan to launch CamEra in Goa on Aug 25, 2014. 

CamEra schedule in Goa:

  • Meeting participants in Goa - Sep 18-20, 2014
  • Photo Walk - North Goa (Sep 21) and South Goa (Sep 28).
  • Photo Submission - Soft copy - for selection - Oct 17-26, 2014
  • Public Place Photography Exhibition - Nov 6-9, 2014
  • Gallery Exhibition - Dec 19-23, 2014

Follow us at our facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/CamEraOurCityOurAngle

CamEra Kolkata  
CamEra Bhubaneswar 

A brief on banglanatak dot com MusiCal
We launched MusiCal to strengthen non-film non-classical forms of music, including contemporary urban acoustic music. We feel with a little support in this sector, a huge talent pool will get the desired oxygen, will safeguard a treasury of resources, will open up a new window to the world and will show a path to the aspiration of young India. 

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If you are interested about collecting our folk album series or any collaboration or project initiative, email to musical@banglanatak.com

 Sectors
Awards and Recognitions
Bihar Innovation Forum II Award for innovative work in non farm sector 
Amitava Bhattacharya, Founder Director, received the Global Indian Award 2013 from Times Now, in the Amazing Indian Awards Category
Video Link : http://bit.ly/Zc0v66
Project Inspire
Best Creative Community Outreach Project in a  Project Inspire - 5 minutes to Change the World, global contest organised by UN Women and Mastercard.

Civil Society Award 2006 for HIV/AIDS Communication
using Art & Culture from UNAIDS, NACO and SAATHI.

Accredited NGO for providing advisory services to the intangible cultural heritage committee UNESCO, Paris 2010

UNFPA-LAADLI Media Award for Gender Sensitivity
for best community theatre project in Eastern India

Special Consultative Status to
UN ECOSOC (2013)
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Brief Profile
Newsletter
Art for Life  
Our International partners
Maison des Cultures du Monde (World Cultures Institute), Paris www.mcm.asso.fr


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