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CULTURE DIGITAL

Culture digital is one of the projects of Folkartopedia, which aims to develop an online encyclopedic resource of folk, traditional and tribal art and culture. The project requires massive documentation of the tangible and intangible culture of India. These documentations will help Folkartopedia in maintaining all types of records of traditional knowledge of art and crafts, history, cultural beliefs, in the format of audio-visual contents and textual materials. Culture digital will also create a space for critical engagement on arts, culture and heritage among art communities and common masses.

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BORN DIGITAL

It’s an upcoming repository of Born Digital contents, specially designed for young kids and school students to interact with our traditional art and culture and their cultural legacies. It will be a composite of folk songs, folklores, folk theatre, folk dance, proverbs, riddles, tales, poems and other creative properties. Interacting with a rich digital repository, they will emerge as a culturally better human being. It will make the parents understand the role of ‘modern’ education in undermining indigenous knowledge and ways of teaching and learning.

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LIVING LIBRARIES 

A paper presented by Wim van Zanten states there is a well-known quotation from Amadou Hampaté B (1901-91): ‘In Africa, when an old person dies a library burns down’. I give this reference in the Indian context where each passing year, libraries are burning down without any documentation of their indigenous-evolution of art forms, styles and oral histories of art traditions. We are in urgent need to document such ‘libraries’ of India, for the future of present and next generations, art communities, researchers and even art lovers.

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CONNECTING CULTURE

The aim of Connecting Culture project is a residency program to share traditional knowledge and encourage intercultural dialogue between young creative people from South Asia and other Indian Diaspora Communities around the world. Our endeavor is in the direction of creating a platform where our differences should not be seen as a challenge, a problem or an excuse, but as a tool and advantage which can empower us to help people in need and make the world a better place for everyone regardless the cultural differences. The young participants will learn a new culture of being one on equal grounds.

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SHARE HERITAGE

“Heritage” is a property, something that is inherited, passed down from previous generations. In the case of “cultural heritage,” the heritage doesn’t consist of money or property, but of culture, values and traditions. Cultural heritage implies a shared bond, our belonging to a community. It represents our history and our identity; our bond to the past, to our present, and the future. Folkartopedia wishes to Share Heritage with other states as a part of the community development and knowledge enhancement program. Please be a part of It.

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RURAL CRAFT CENTRE

The Rural Crafts Centre (RCC) aims to develop a vibrant creative sector by safeguarding and professionalizing the traditional skills of Bihar into a viable enterprise and ensuring socio-economic inclusion of the poor. It’s an Art for Life project for the development of information centres and marketspace in major crafts districts. RCC will push forward the idea of Common Facility Centres of Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises up to next level to promote rural creative enterprises with maximising the physical appearance of crafts and onto digital platforms as well. ANN India is designing 4 RCCs in Bihar.

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