Hamdasti, meaning partnership in Persian, is a non-profit arts organization based in Kolkata, India that develops collaborations between artists and communities.
We believe that art and design play a critical role in creating public platforms for dialogue, interaction, civic participation and social engagement.
Hamdasti aims to supports fellowships in which creative practitioners from diverse fields work with communities, schools and government departments to collectively design and implement cultural projects.
Through innovative, community-driven art and design practices, we aim to strengthen the relationships between people, communities and their cities.
“When I cannot find a solution for a problem… I ask myself: 'What would an artist do?'”