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188/89, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata - 700045
Phone: +91 33 40047483

Registered Office Address:
58/114 Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata-700045
Phone: +91 33 24178516

Delhi Office Address:
E-781, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi - 110019

Contact :

Sayantani Raychaudhuri (General Manager )

Phone: +91 11 2627225 / 98312 18706

Goa Office Address:
Rio Sol Tower
Flat No - 31 , 3rd Floor, Campal, Panjim, Goa - 403001

Contact:

Rajyashree Mukherjee (Resident Representative)
Phone : +91 9800403759

Rural Craft and Cultural Hubs (RCCH): To Contact Folk Artists and Crafts Persons, call:

Moumita Kundu
Mobile: + 91 8420106396
Landline: +91 33 40047483

Nirmalya Roy
Mobile: +91 9903043382
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TourEast : Visiting artist villages

Moumita Kundu
Mobile: +91 8420106396
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Sharbani Sarkar
Mobile: +91 9051760160
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MusiCal : Performance at Akhra and Musical Collaboration

Debalina Bhowmick
Mobile: +91 8820586887
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Arpan Thakur Chakraborty
Mobile: +91 9674794117

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culture-based approaches. We work for protection of rights of women, children and indigenous people.

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Building Changemakers

  • Peaceniks: Combating Violent Extremism

    ‘Peaceniks’ is an initiative to build a movement led by youths to combat violent extremism [...]

  • The Sambhav Story: Grooming Adolescents

    “There is a thought in my mind which I have not shared with anyone so far, as to why all parents [...]

  • Swayangsiddha: Empowering Youngsters

    Human trafficking is a crime that has global dimensions. It is also a business worth billions of [...]

  • Nanoor: Weaving A Success Story

    Kantha, once a leisure engagement for Bengali women, now has global exposure

  • Women Leaders of MP Tackle Climate Change

    With support from EDN, we reached out to elected rural women leaders of Dewas

Connecting Cultures

  • Mapping South Asia’s ICH

    The publication “Contribution of Intangible Cultural Heritage to Sustainable Development in South [...]

  • Gannat – Bengal Crafts At Global Fest

    Art works from the Rural Craft Hubs (RCH) were showcased at the 10-day event in France

  • Bengal’s Madur Marches To Kyrgyzstan

    Bengal’s handicrafts made it to the OIMO Festival, and Madurkathi became the star attraction

  • Music for Peace, Music for All — Sur Jahan

    Sur Jahan is our annual World Peace Music Festival which began its journey as Sufi Sutra in 2011

Safeguarding Heritage

  • RCH to RCCH… A Journey of a Lifetime!

    Contact Base (trading style: banglanatak dot com) is working across India since 2000 to foster [...]

  • Improving Bauls’ Skill Base

    Weeklong residential workshops and training upgraded 750 artists' skills and performance

  • Tuning Bhawaiya To Modern Times

    Over 1,300 singers took part in 9 workshops for 5 days

  • Workshops On Chau Dance

    Gandhi Ashram at Nimdih hosted 1,300 artists for the exercise

  • Breathing New Life into Puppets

    How workshops with master artists help rural puppeteers

Timeline

  1. 2000

    Our journey begins

  2. 2001

    First theater based campaign for West Bengal government on literacy

  3. 2003

    First community mobilization project outside West Bengal under power sector reform with NPCL in UP

  4. 2004

    Strengthening livelihood collectives of women with district administration of Bengal

  5. 2005

    Inception of our flagship culture based development model Art for Life (AFL)

  6. 2006

    National Award for HIV Communication using Art & Culture by NACO, UNAIDS & SAATHI

    Empowering slum communities to achieve ODF with Kolkata Environment Improvement Project

    2006 – Work initiated for prevention of human trafficking at Goa and West Bengal

    2006 – Empowering slum communities for O&M of infrastructure and running micro-enterprise

  7. 2009

    Mobilizing communities for action against child marriage in Malda with Unicef

    Art for Life wins international bid ‘invest in people by European Union for scaling up

    Work initiated in Malda for community-led action for stopping child marriage

    Partnership with UNESCO, New Delhi, to extend our culture-based development model

  8. 2010

    Accreditation with the UNESCO ICH Committee

    Recipient of G/TIP grant of US State Department for prevention of TIP across 3 states

  9. 2011

    Partnership with UNESCO, New Delhi to extend our culture based development model

    Initiation of weekend cultural space Akhra@Baitanik in Kolkata

    Government of Bihar pilots Art for Life model under project JEEViKA

    Working with Planning Commission of India to establish systematic approach of professionalizing tradition cultural skills

    Inception of annual World Peace Music Festival Sufi Sutra – now Sur Jahan

  10. 2012

    Strengthening local NGOs of Rajasthan for action against child labour with Unicef

    Working with the primitive tribes to prevent malaria on behalf of Ministry of Tribal Affairs

    Reaching the left outs of Bihar with 10000 interactive shows to improve MCH under project ANANYA of BMGF with BBC Media Action

  11. 2013

    Accreditation with UN ECOSOC

    Working with Punjab Government for developing their ICH policy

    Establishing 10 Rural Craft Hubs with 3000 families in Bengal

    MusiCal initiative launched to promote musical entrepreneurship

    Working with migrant workers along with ILO

    Strengthening livelihood collectives of women Madhubani painters with U.S. Department of State

    Working with Planning Commission of India to establish a systematic approach of professionalizing traditional cultural skills

  12. 2014

    AFL wins innovation award under nonfarm in Bihar Innovation Forum II

    We launch our Goa office

  13. 2015

    Developing RMNCH+A communication strategy for Odisha

    Strengthening women leadership for adapting to climate change in Madhya Pradesh

    Strengthening regional cooperation with U.S. Consulate to reduce vulnerability of women in the face of violent extremism

    Strategy development for preventing of Cross border trafficking UNODC

    Partnership agreement with UNWTO for promoting responsible cultural tourism

  14. 2016

    Developing campaign tools on Safe Motherhood and stopping Child Labour for Jharkhand

    Developing advocacy tools for prevention of cross-border trafficking with UNODC

    Building NGO network in South Asia for advocacy on Culture & Development with ICHCAP & UNESCO

  15. 2017

    Rural Craft Hubs of Bengal success prompts scale up to Rural Craft & Cultural Hubs of Bengal with 15000 people

    Y4BIZ — Mentoring and supporting youths to evolve into entrepreneurs — in Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal

    Youth 4 Peace – Training 30 youths from India, Bangladesh and Nepal for action to counter violent extremism.

    ICH Directory – Developing directory of organisations and professionals working on heritage preservation and development in Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka and India.

  16. 2018

    Engaging youth with digital & cultural media

    Promoting entrepreneurship amongst youth

Our Verticals

    Development Consulting

    rndplus4

    Mapping South Asia’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

    The publication “Contribution of Intangible Cultural Heritage to Sustainable Development in South Asia” is [...]

    Development Consulting

    rndplus4

    Entrepreneurship as a Social Movement: Initiating Change with Values

    The common passage of entrepreneurship as an instrument for economic growth is well recognized across the [...]

    Development Consulting

    rndplus4

    Tea Tribes Discover Their Roots

    Bajasal folk dance of Odisha reconnected migrant workers in Assam with their origin

    Development Consulting

    rndplus4

    Innovating Education: Growing Reading Habits Among Children

    We did an impact assessment of an intervention on the reading abilities of children in Bihar

    Development Consulting

    rndplus4

    Family Planning in Bihar: The Ujjwal Way

    Street theatre shows in all districts of the state to spread awareness, meet the challenge

    Development Consulting

    rndplus4

    Aranyasundari: The Green Entrepreneurs

    How an organization of women's SHGs is changing lives of tribals in Jhargram

    Development Consulting

    rndplus4

    Bikna: Small Hamlet to a Business Hub 

    How a tiny village of Dokra artists underwent a sea change in terms of livelihood and lifestyle

    C4D

    rndplus3

    Maa se Shuru campaign: Prioritizing Mother & Child Health

    Prioritizing the health of mothers and children is an important objective of the Government of India. To [...]

    C4D

    rndplus3

    The Sambhav Story: Empowering Adolescents to Fight Their Own Battles

    “There is a thought in my mind which I have not shared with anyone so far, as to why all parents treat their [...]

    C4D

    rndplus3

    Skill Development of Madhubani Painters

    The experience of working with the Mithila painters of Bihar between 2011 & 2012

    C4D

    rndplus3

    Community Development in Vaishali: New Horizons

    The project covered 33 gram panchayats to create grievance redress mechanisms, with support from UNICEF

    C4D

    rndplus3

    Youth Action Against Child Marriage in Bengal

    With support from UNICEF, we trained adolescents to assess their education, health and safety at public spaces

    C4D

    rndplus3

    Women Leaders of MP Tackle Climate Change

    With support from EDN, we reached out to elected rural women leaders of Dewas

    Art For Life

    rndplus6

    Mapping South Asia’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

    The publication “Contribution of Intangible Cultural Heritage to Sustainable Development in South Asia” is [...]

    Art For Life

    rndplus6

    Developing cultural policy on ICH for Punjab

    A study of the state's Intangible Cultural Heritage and Traditional Cultural Industries

    Art For Life

    rndplus6

    Goa Folk Mela 2017: Showcasing Bengal’s arts & music

    The Museum of Goa at Pilerne organized Goa Folk Mela from 8 to 11 December, 2017, where various crafts of West [...]

    Art For Life

    rndplus6

    Branding Kenjakura: Reviving Handloom & Wood Apple craft

    Kenjakura is located in the western part of Bankura district in West Bengal. It is home to several traditional [...]

    Art For Life

    rndplus6

    Reviving Traditional Crafts & Weaves of Goa

    We conducted craft workshops in four villages of Goa — Ibrampur, Thane, Morlem and Avedem between 2nd [...]

    Art For Life

    rndplus6

    Nanoor: Weaving A Success Story

    Kantha, once a leisure engagement for Bengali women, now has global exposure

    Art For Life

    rndplus6

    Developing cultural policy on ICH for Punjab

    A study of the state's Intangible Cultural Heritage and Traditional Cultural Industries

    Art For Life

    rndplus6

    Gorbhanga: Evolution of a Music Hub

    Gorbhanga is a thriving hub of Fakiri music after an intervention with Art for Life model

    Art For Life

    rndplus6

    The Soul of Sur Jahan:
    The Workshops

    Sur Jahan is unique for its workshops, where visiting bands collaborate & exchange ideas with local musicians

    Art For Life

    rndplus6

    Improving Bauls’ Skill Base

    Weeklong residential workshops and training upgraded 750 artists' skills and performance

    Art For Life

    rndplus6

    Workshops On Chau Dance

    Gandhi Ashram at Nimdih hosted 1,300 artists for the exercise

    Art For Life

    rndplus6

    Breathing New Life into Puppets

    How workshops with master artists help rural puppeteers

    Art For Life

    rndplus6

    Gannat – Bengal Crafts At Global Fest

    Art works from the Rural Craft Hubs (RCH) were showcased at the 10-day event in France

    Art For Life

    rndplus6

    Tea Tribes Discover Their Roots

    Bajasal folk dance of Odisha reconnected migrant workers in Assam with their origin

    Art For Life

    rndplus6

    Bikna: Small Hamlet to a Business Hub 

    How a tiny village of Dokra artists underwent a sea change in terms of livelihood and lifestyle

    TourEast

    rndplus7

    Folk Art Centres & Tourism

    Rural Craft Hubs are now cultural tourism destinations with all modern facilities

    TourEast

    rndplus7

    Village Festivals: New Horizons for Folk Artists

    These events also provide rural artists and craft persons new exposure, market linkages

    TourEast

    rndplus7

    Heritage Education: Linking Future with the Past

    It is imperative to sensitize our youth about our intangible cultural traditions

    MusiCal

    rndplus8

    Sicilian Rhapsody

    The Italian trio, Oi Dipnoi, visited Bengal and criss-crossed through the state in 2016

    MusiCal

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    Bengal Savours
    Swiss Flavour

    When Jopo and Ingeborg Poffet, known as Duo Fatale, came all the way from Switzerland

    MusiCal

    rndplus8

    Akhra: A Cultural Rendezvous

    Located at Baitanik on Elgin Road, Kolkata, it is an open and alternative cultural space

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