arts for development 

using arts as a catalyst for change,
by enabling expression, sparking discourse & inspiring action
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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.  

  • vulnerable communities  

  • social development organisations,  

  • displaced & re-settled communities  

  • special needs & abilities focused institutions  

  • construction sites  

  • 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

with udaan

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. 

 

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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.