The Sanskriti Kendra is a space where creative minds devoted to diverse disciplines can create, interact and reflect upon any area of their choice. Exchange of techniques, experiences, and skills across the countries under the ambit of a facilitated residency is always useful in understanding of diversities in culture.
Started in 1993, the Kendra has hosted residencies for more than five hundred artists, poets, scholars and writers from nearly 35 different countries and to some 300 crafts persons.
It hosts residencies under 3 Models:
Sanskriti can offer the following exclusive facilities to artists in residence. Some of these are:
Sanskriti Museums: There are three museums located within the Sanskriti cultural complex. These are the Museum of Indian Terracotta, Museum of Everyday Art and the Museum of Indian Textiles. The collections of these museums are representative of India&rsquos diverse tangible heritage.
Collaborative work with traditional craftsperson: Sanskriti maintains networks regular linkages with traditional crafts persons and crafts workshops all over India. Throughout September till March we organize and facilitate workshops in different fields of art and culture.
Materials: Sanskriti has developed a resource for various traditional materials both in terms of their identification and their procurement. Such materials would include mineral pigments, natural dyes, variety of cloth material, gold and silver leaves, shellac, handmade paper, different kinds of clay, printers wooden blocks.
Popular culture: Sanskriti has established connections with archives of Indian popular culture for artists to explore possibilities of their individual expressions through these images.
Site-specific installations: Sanskriti has a large complex for resident artists interested in site-specific art works or experiment on this line.
Sanskriti Foundation is a registered Public Charitable Trust founded in 1979 with a view to nurture some of the most essential elements of India&rsquos heritage. The Foundation has been working towards cultivating an environment for both preservation and development of artistic and cultural resources not only of India ,but that of the world.
Spread over seven acres of land on the foothills of the Aravali ranges, this is a retreat offered to artists, writers and scholars to reflect interact and create. The Kendra is an oasis where culture, nature and architecture blend in harmony. Hundreds of indigenous trees planted here have transformed this historically rich but geographically arid land into a green oasis.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Weeks: 3
- Months: 2
- Visual Art
- Textile Art
- Education Programmes
- Private studio / workplace
- Ceramics facilities
- Fabric and textiles
- Exhibition space
- Library/research resources
- Ceramic facilities
- Open Studios