CRAFTSPERSONS

CAPACITY BUILDING FOR CRAFTSPERSONS
  • Product and Design Development Workshops in specific crafts
  • Integrated Design and Technical Development Projects in specific crafts
  • Skill Upgradation Workshops
  • Training Programmes
MARKETING SUPPORT
  • Provide marketing platforms for craftspersons at fora like Crafts  Bazars, Kuteera and other exhibitions.
  • Provide marketing support through KAMALINI - The Crafts Store.
SUPPORT EXCELLENCE WITH AWARDS
  • Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Vishwakarma awards for young craftspersons for excellence in craft, given by The Crafts Council of Karnataka.
  • Recommend craftspersons from Karnataka, for Shilpa Guru Awards, National Awards, National Merit Certificates
  • Recommend craftspersons for KAMALA AWARDS (Crafts Council of India) and, Kamaladevi Puruskar Award (Delhi Crafts Council) for young craftspersons.
Shilpa Guru Award presented to Shri. N.G. Neelakantachar for bronze craft by Shri. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Vice President of India.
National award presented to Shri. Ashok Gudigar for wood carving craft by Shri. Shankar Dayal Sharma, President of India.
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Vishwakarma Award, presented to Shri. S. Somasekhar for bronze craft, by His Excellency Shri. H. R. Bharadwaj, Governor of Karnataka.
WELFARE INITIATIVES FOR CRAFTSPERSONS
  • Financial assistance for aged craftspersons in collaboration with Ashvasan Foundation.
  • Health insurance
  • Scholarships for children of craftspersons
  • Assistance with procuring Identity cards for craftspersons.
TO INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE EXCELLENCE, DIVERSITY AND VITALITY OF THE CRAFTS OF KARNATAKA AND INDIA.
  • Public Lectures, Talks and Films
  • Publications
  • Communication through website, brochures and media coverage
  • Newsletters
  • Organising seminars and symposia.
CONDUCT SURVEYS, RESEARCH PROJECTS,ON HANDICRAFTS AND CRAFTSPERSONS.
  • Compilation of statistics on Karnataka Handicrafts and Handlooms
  • Research and documentation of Karnataka Crafts and Handlooms
ADVOCACY
  • Participation and collaboration with networks in crafts sector on important issues.