arts for development
using arts as a catalyst for change,
by enabling expression, sparking discourse & inspiring action
we strongly believe in art as a catalyst for social change and development.
by enabling expression, art can unearth new ideas, spark active discourse, and inspire action.
through partnerships with state & non-state agencies, we offer arts based programmes & experiential learning modules that tackle challenges in health & social welfare, in areas including — poverty, gender, health & hygiene, disability, environmental welfare & education.
our programmes are designed to cater to —
our programmes focus on themes including —
we do this by creating & curating — street plays, customised participatory multi-arts programmes, lectures, workshops, performances, screenings & more.
social development organisations,
displaced & re-settled communities
special needs & abilities focused institutions
sensory challenges focused institutions
coping with trauma & displacement
health, wellbeing & social care systems awareness
employment enabling skills building
awareness of their rights & systemic functions
enabling creativity & discovering latent skills for expression
& other specific needs & requirements
our ongoing partnership
we are presently collaborating with Udaan, a joint initiative of Tata Trusts & the Government of Maharashtra. Udaan seeks to reform the Regional Mental Hospital, Nagpur & provide community-based interventions across 13 blocks in Nagpur, through the District Mental Health Programme.
our programme in collaboration with Udaan uses theatre & principles of drama to engage with participants. drama is holistic & includes elements of visual art, craft & other performance arts such as music, rhythm & movement within its scope.
the programme is bespoke & is designed in collaboration with the staff members from the Udaan team to suit the needs of each ward or audience.
the process includes:
do read about our outreach activities and programmes.
get in touch with us if you are an individual or an organisation & would like to create and execute programs in your specific areas & geographies!
and if you would like to be a part of our programmes!
using arts-based interventions to improve participation, social & functional recovery outcomes for service users (at the Regional Mental Hospital & through the District Mental Health Programme), for example - increased focus on activities of daily living, social transactions, relationships, occupational functioning, attention span, mobility, etc.
including caregivers and community members in the process, thereby enabling an inclusive environment that reduces caregiver burden and stigma as a result of mental health concerns.
offering workshops & training for mental health professionals & para-professionals, including - case managers, social workers, psychologists, nurses & community-based workers - to use & offer drama & arts-based services.
archiving, documenting & developing arts-based & recovery-oriented intervention resources to improve mental health outcomes.