Watch the Arts Education Film: 7 years of Kali Kalisu!

The Arts Education programme, called Kali-Kalisu and translated as learn and teach in Kannada, seeks to integrate arts into the school curriculum, making learning a joyous exploration. It enables connections between the syllabus and the lived experiences of the children who come from various socio-economic backgrounds. The programme achieves this through grants made to teachers and artists, and training workshops and block level events for teachers and administrators working in government school contexts, across the state.

The film showcases the incredible breadth of work being undertaken and provides a glimpse into classrooms enlivened and enriched by music, colour, literature, dance, theatre and so much more from local cultural contexts.

We are proud to share this work of our passionate teachers and artists, who are our inspiration for this programme and bring alive the arts and culture in classrooms through their engagements with students and communities across the state.

We launched the film in Bangalore on August 18, 2017 and can’t wait for it to reach you, who could not be here. And of course with your friends who you must share this film with.

Under Kali Kalisu IFA has enabled 7 Years of training, 47 art projects with teachers and artists
in government schools in Karnataka; covering 20 districts, with over 1000 government school teachers,
100,000 children and families!

Please do share the film with parents, teachers, students, artists and fellow art enthusiasts!

The Arts Education programme for the years 2009 - 2016 was supported by Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore.

This film and the Arts Education programme for the year 2016 - 2017 were supported by Citi India.