We are gearing up for the Chitpur Local Festival and we need your help to fill the lanes with art, walks, music, film and more...
Why we need your help...
Since 2013, through our project Chitpur Local, we have been working with different communities along Chitpur Road, one of Kolkata's oldest and most diverse and historic localities.
‘Tales of Chitpur’ is the second edition our community-led art festival, and will be held in public spaces across Chitptur, from February 24th to 25th, 2018. This year, more people from the community have joined the artists to develop 8 projects in order to share their stories, and reveal different facets of their neighbourhood. For community members and visitors alike, it will be an opportunity to experience this locality in a completely new way and see it from a fresh perspective.
Through public art, walks, films and music, ‘Tales of Chitpur’ will not only showcase the diverse histories of the locality, but will also address the critical issues of its present, and create a platform to create new imaginations for its future.
We have raised partial funding from the prestigious India Foundation of the Arts to cover the production costs of the artworks. However, we need your help to create greater community engagement, bring more audiences to Chitpur, and make a deeper impact.
We have partnered with the crowdfunding platform Ketto to harness the magic of our community of supporters and well-wishers, so do contribute in any way you can, and help us spread the word!