|English||Craft Revival Trust|
|Local language||क्राफ्ट रिवाइवल ट्रस्ट|
Oral Traditions and Expressions
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Policy and System
Education and Training
We believe that crafts and craftspeople have a vital role to play in contemporary India – not just as a part of its cultural and aesthetic past, but as a part of its economic future and its sustainable development.
Our mission continues to be the building of a policy and knowledge framework for practitioners and transmitters and their wider constituency.
The Craft Revival Trust (CRT), a registered non-profit organization is based on the principal that access to knowledge and its dissemination forms the vital core to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage of traditional arts, crafts, textiles and all related matters. This investment empowers and strengthens the cultural diversity of individuals, communities and societies.
CRT’s mandate is manifest through 5 main routes
The Asia Inch encyclopedia and archive, www.asiainch.org/www.craftrevival.org on the intangible cultural heritage of the arts, crafts, textiles and its traditional practitioners in India
A comprehensive database of 60,000 artisans and weavers working in more than 1200 craft, textile and art categories, the largest bibliography of publications and journals on the subject, essays by scholars and others, a quarterly journal, listings of museums and organizations in the South Asia region involved in this cause are some of the key features of the online encyclopedia.
At CRT we have developed field-research based policy recommendations, build networks of relevant players around key bottlenecks, engaged with other forums to spur policy reforms and reached out to the general public to raise awareness about the sector. From policy roundtables to seminars, writings and on-the-ground research on issues that impact the sector to CRT’s inputs at policy meetings in India and overseas all form part of its core work.
Identifying gaps in the policy regime relating to the sector additionally form part of the work. Additionally CRT is represented on several policy making bodies for the strategic development of the sector.
Since its inception, the Craft Revival Trust has been involved in researching and collecting information on matters that affect the sector and are of utmost importance to practitioners in the wider domain of intangible heritage in India and the larger South-Asian region. While chronicling the living traditions the research and document presents onthe-ground realities and policy prescriptions and recommendations for the future.
Thus CRTs work includes serving as a catalyst for linkages and as a forum for commissioned research consultancies.
|Contact Information (Organization)|
|Address||Craft Revival Trust S-4 Khirki Extension New Delhi – 110017 India|