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Sculpture by Ramu Kumar, Patna, Bihar. © Artist

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Support art education and professional development opportunities to develop societies of 21st century craft persons, armed with technological advancement, knowledge and skills to attract global investors and carter global market.

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By becoming a Friend with Benefits, you’ll be part of a group of great people giving regularly to Folkartopedia Archive.

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Folkartopedia Media Archive is the first project in Bihar to combine the media collection of art contents; audio-visual interviews, dance, music and theatrical practices, oral histories, and cultural expressions. If you would like to send over original media content, please get in touch. That could include original audio-video recordings. 

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If you would like to send over art books, monographs, art journals, art research papers, published articles and original manuscripts on art, please get in touch with us. 

If you would like to send over equipment (new or used) that our  contributors could use, please get in touch. That could include still and video cameras, audio digital recorders, laptops, hard disks and other equipment.

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Why we need you ?

Folkartopedia Archive is an open online encyclopedic resource of folk, traditional and tribal art and culture including contemporary art in India. The Archive is continually growing as a searchable database of visual and performing art. By uniting records from art organizations, art communities and artists into one comprehensive resource, Folkartopedia aims to provide universal access of art practices unfolding the untold stories behind folk art practices and expressions. Folkartopedia’s mission is to create and build one of the largest database of folk culture and we can’t do it without you.

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Become a Patron and make a significant difference to what the Folkartopedia Archive can achieve, by providing crucial funding for a variety of our art conservation, preservation and documentation projects and art activities.

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Collaboration and Partnership

Are you a foundation, trust or corporate with CSR fund, open to support art research and documentation, art fellowship, art for life projects and support traditional art and crafts fraternities? We invite you to become a partner with Folkartopedia archive and support the Archive’s initiatives.

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You can send a donation only from an Indian bank account, in Indian rupees. We are currently not registered with FCRA for accepting foreign funds.

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