Bridge For Artisans

What good is talent if it’s never seen?

It was started with the aim to ignite and promote dying arts and crafts of India. India is brimming with skilled artisans, however their skills have not been brought to the fore. Aiming to ignite and promote dying arts and crafts of India, we forge a bridge between these talented rural artisans and the urban market.

Support Talent by Conscious Consumerism

Campaigns

null

Our goal is to mobilize forces to form a cohesive working unit & bring about a co-ordinated effort to combat urban malnutrition in association with other allied partner organizations. This initiative provides healthy and nutritious meals to malnourished children while anchoring them to mainstream education.

India’s weaving traditions & styles are rich & diverse, but in many parts of the country, they are decline & weavers have to struggle to continue working at their looms. Their incomes are falling, they have to compete with cheap power loom- made fabric, & they get little support from the government. Bhavyata Foundation is helping them by connecting them with various Fashion Designers across Mumbai, helping them promote their products.

Education at all stages has been regarded as a powerful instrument for social transformation. The basic emphasis in interlinking education and culture should be on helping a child to discover his latent talent and to express it creatively. Handicrafts in this country are an important part of our rich cultural heritage, which serve to satisfy the aesthetic needs of man and provide a vehicle for his urge for self-expression. Crafts in schools gives an opportunity to revive and keep active the rich heritage and cultural traditions of our country and encourages creativity among students. The crafts which are generally taught are Pottery, Clay Modelling, Papier Mache, Mask Making, Tie & Dye, Rangoli, Wall decoration, Cane Work, Bamboo Work, Book Binding, Paper Toy making, etc.

Bhavyata Foundation supports handicraft and handloom artisans across India to help revive dying arts, fading cultures and diminishing livelihoods. By promoting in various corporate and other avenues for consumption. Inside Marketing Support - Support the Marketing Efforts of the Craft by supporting the Venue & Exhibition Participation Fees and Social Media Marketing Costs of promoting the Craft Support 2 Artisan Families of the craft – their purchase of tools, their children’s annual education costs, etc. Corporate Gifting of products from the Craft – to employees, partners, customers for Diwali, New Year, Project Milestones, etc. Corporate Event – facilitate and help market Exhibition & Sale of the Arts & Crafts through a mela at your corporate premises

Project

null

Dhatu - Revive Kansa Artisans by lifestyle value addition

12-Feb-14Feb 2019

Location name

Kansa is as old as the hills or as old as the Bronze Age. It is a kind of bronze, an alloy of copper and tin and has been used for centuries in India for cooking and serving food. Kansa is recognized by its clear sound and temple bells are usually made of kansa which is probably why it is also called bell metal. The Ayurvedic lifestyle prescribes the use of certain metals in cooking or storing food in order to get trace metals and minerals like zinc, copper and iron directly. Metals are used a lot in making ayurveda medicines too – in ashes or bhasams, in cooking medicated oils as the goodness of the metal transfers into the food or medicine. Food plays an extremely important role in Ayurveda’s balancing of doshas and so does the vessel it is cooked in .There is both science and chemistry behind this thinking. There is tradition too. Kansa artisans are on the decline as its rich tradition and value is being replaced by other alternatives like steel, plastic, ceramic, etc. In bid to revive this dying craft, Bhavyata Foundation supports the livelihood by awareness, exhibition and membership avenues to promote wide scale consumption.

Akriti - Revive hand craft by promotion of board games

12-Feb-14Feb 2019

Location name

Traditional Board Games were not just games, they were designed in such a way that one can develop lot of skills like logical thinking, building strategy, concentration, basic mathematics, aiming, and lot more. Traditional Games act as learning aids. They teach us many things like strategising, develop sensory skills, count, add, improve motor skills, improve hand-eye co-ordination and finally to have fun, naturally one play or watch a game to have fun. Presenting them in various paint styles and textile traditions, board games can revive the play as well as the art form. Apart from presenting, these games become a tool for awareness and education on dying art forms, while being ecologically sensitive and empowering rural initiatives. Paint styles like GOND, PHAD, MADHUBANI, SANTHAL, WARLI, KALAMKARI art can become the tool of representation while also involving eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, Eri Silk, Recycled wood and other such alternatives. While representing the art form, they also become the medium of expression of local culture, folklore and tradition, providing simultaneous livelihood and lifeline to various art forms in India.

Venu - Revive Bamboo craft by conscious consumerism

12-Feb-14Feb 2019

Location name

Bhavyata Foundation celebrates the spirit of brotherhood with its long-time partners- the bamboo artisans of the tribal village Lawada, Melghat in Maharashtra. Tribals from Maharashtra’s Melghat region are creating green rakhis that use wafer-thin bamboo shavings combined with other locally sourced decoration material. Also they make various articulate pieces of momentos, home decor, jewelry with bamboo as renewable resource material.

Collaborate

Collaborate for Bridge for Artisans as an Individual. Please fill the form to confirm.