IFA@Kolkata: Tales of Chitpur: Local Art Festival | February 24 and 25, 2018

We are delighted to invite you to Tales of Chitpur, the second edition of the Chitpur Local Art Festival, on Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the historic neighbourhood of Chitpur in Kolkata. The festival will regenerate the lanes and bylanes of the locality through public art, addas (dialogues), music, films, walks, workshops and more! The projects and events will be located in community spaces such as libraries, heritage homes, craft studios, schools, and even the local police station, along Chitpur Road. The weekend will bring together artists and local students, residents, and craft producers from the Battola neighbourhood of Chitpur Road, an erstwhile centre of printing, publishing, jewellery-making, jatra and other popular art forms.

Sumona Chakravarty of Hamdasti Collective, who leads the Chitpur Local project, received a grant from IFA to facilitate and build continuing interactions between institutions and families and artists in the area, through workshops and events.

Hamdasti, founded by Kolkata artists, works as a platform to explore the ways in which art can transform relationships between people, communities and the city. The collective initiated the Chitpur Local project in November 2013.

For the festival schedule, please click here

Sumona Chakravarty along with collaborators Varshita Khaitan and Nilanjan Das of Hamdasti Collective, Kolkata, received a grant from India Foundation for the Arts, under the Arts Practice programme.