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Head Office Address:
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
Landline: +91 33 40047483


TourEast : Visiting artist villages

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

Sharbani Sarkar
Mobile: +91 9051760160
Landline: +91 33 24178516/18


MusiCal : Performance at Akhra and Musical Collaboration

Debalina Bhowmick
Mobile: +91 8820586887
Landline: +91 33 40047484

Arpan Thakur Chakraborty
Mobile: +91 9674794117

Ours is a turbo charged work environment where passion runs high. We are an equal opportunity workplace and summarily apolitical. Here roles are offered with no cap on one’s ability to own responsibilities and demonstrate leadership capability. Candidates should be ready to travel and may be required to stay at project locations for a short duration

 

 

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RCH to RCCH… A Journey of a Lifetime!

Contact Base (trading style: banglanatak dot com) is working across India since 2000 to foster pro-poor growth and inclusive development using culture-based approaches. In doing so, we depend on our alternative development methodology Art for Life (AFL), which facilitates the development of creative enterprises based on traditional arts and crafts. AFL has a three-pronged strategy — capacity-building, establishing direct market linkage, and facilitating exchange and collaborations. We have a partnership with UNESCO New Delhi for rolling out initiatives based on AFL.

AFL was first put into practice in 2004. The aim was to revive and revitalize a few marginalized folk art and craft forms of West Bengal and create sustainable livelihood opportunities for the artists concerned. We worked with the support of EZCC (Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre) from 2005 to 2009, and then with the support of the European Union from 2009 to 2011. During this period, we worked with 3,200 artists representing six art and craft forms — Baul-Fakiri in Nadia district, Chau and Jhumur in Purulia, Jhumur in Bankura, Patachitra in East and West Medinipur, and Gambhira and Domni in Malda. The UNESCO evaluated our work and endorsed the AFL methodology in 2008.

In 2013, the Department of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Textiles (MSME&T), Government of West Bengal, launched the Rural Craft Hubs (RCH) project in association with UNESCO to create 10 village artists’ clusters covering 10 craft forms and 3,000 beneficiaries. We took charge of the design and implementation of RCH through AFL.

The RCH project ended in 2016 and its success prompted the MSME&T Department to expand the scope of intervention by launching the Rural Craft and Cultural Hubs (RCCH) project, also in association with UNESCO, in September 2016. We remained in charge of the design and implementation part. The target was to cover 12,000 more artists and craft persons in 15 districts of the state. In addition to more craft forms, RCCH includes performing folk art traditions like Baul, Bhatiyali, Bhawaiya, Chau, Jhumur and Raibenshe.

As we near the end of 2017, several RCH and RCCH artists have participated in fairs, festivals and other cultural events across India. Many exceptionally skilled artists have participated in international festivals in the United States, Italy, France, Poland, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Lithuania.

Quite a few Village Festivals have now become major attractions for culturally inclined tourists, artists, businessmen, fashion designers, students and researchers. Some rural artists’ hubs have also become Cultural Tourism destinations where local Folk Art Centres offer accommodation facilities to visitors!

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