Arts, Crafts & Culture

Bringing back the colour and joy to craftsmen’s lives

India’s long tradition of culture over the millennia is now established in highly evolved art forms. However, artistic and cultural practices are at risk of disappearing due to rapid social changes and the inability of artists and artisans to make a living from them. Monuments, museums and archives of historical value in India have also been slowly decaying, due to a lack of interest in conserving them.

Over the years, Tata Trusts has worked towards enhancing livelihoods and quality of life of artistes, artisans and craftsmen, by supporting:

  • Initiatives to secure the livelihoods of crafts communities
  • Sustainable livelihoods in performing arts
  • Preservation and conservation of culture
  • Community media to aid development
  • Identifying and supporting education in the arts across various disciplines

Kalapana — sustaining a rich legacy