Kala Ghoda Collaboration for Art & Culture
Sahabhag, an intiative of The Chief Minister’s Office driven under the leadership of Hon. Shri Devendra Fadnavis has joined hands with one of Mumbai’s oldest art promoter, Kala Ghoda Association to provide a platform to artisans, self-help groups and tribal craftsmen and women from different parts of Maharashtra at India’s largest multi-cultural festival,
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018. This collaboration has provided these local ‘Kalakaars’ a unique market exposure unlike any before. This unique opportunity has been facilitated through ‘Sahabhag’, the Social Responsibility Cell of the GoM. Sahabhag is Maharashtra’s social responsibility platform created to facilitate multi-stakeholder collaborations between Corporates, NGOs, Foundations & Citizens for social development in the state. Some of the core focus areas for Sahabhag are women empowerment, skill development and livelihood for disadvantaged social groups among others. MAVIM (Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal), BRTC (Bamboo Research Training Centre), ;
MSKVIB (Maharashtra State Khadi &Village Industries Board) and Tribal artisans of Maharashtra would be exhibiting their unique handicrafts at the Sahabhag Stall from 3rd Feb 2018 to 11th Feb 2018 at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018. The sturdy, yet eco-friendly bamboo cycle, the beautiful Tussar silk saree, innovative Paper Mache, Warli art crafts, the handloom woven khadi products are a few among the exotic and diverse range of products that the visitors at festival can experience and buy at the Sahabhag stall in the festival. During these 9 days, the visitors will also get a chance to indulge in the tourist experiences that Maharashtra offers. Kalpavriksha (the mythological wish-fulfilling tree), a 15-feet tall public art installation at the Rampart road, will showcase different facets of Maharashtra that one would experience as a tourist. Rooted in the five elements of the nature, Maharashtra fulfills every tourist’s wish, whether one is looking for beaches or adventure, tantalizing food or diverse beverages, long-lost heritage or divine religious places.
MTDC (Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation) would be fulfilling the wish of the ‘tourists’ at the festival through an exciting selfie contest. Creative agency Wizkraft has supported this social cause by lending their creative minds to design and curate the stall at Kala Ghoda showcasing the handicrafts of all the participating groups. The Chief Minister’s Office, Government of Maharashtra & Kala Ghoda Association would like to invite you for this extravaganza to experience the remarkable local arts of Maharashtra at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018. Take a piece of Maharashtra back