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Welcome to Banglanatak dot com

banglanatak dot com is a social enterprise working across India with a mission to foster pro-poor growth and protection of rights of women, children and indigenous communities.
We specialise in communication for development (C4D) using theatre and developing community led creative industries based on intangible cultural heritage like performing arts and crafts."
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  • 0 South Asia Sub Regional Meeting of NGOs 2016
  • 1 Campaigning for Prevention of Child Marriage
  • 2 Celebrating Heritage at Village Fair
  • 3 Celebrating Heritage of Khadi at Akhra@Baitanik
  • 4 Celebrating Heritage Week at Victoria Memorial
  • 5 Communicating Climate Change to Elected Members
  • 6 Communicating Climate Concerns
  • 7 Communicating through Folk Art
  • 8 Creating Cross Cultural Dialogue
  • 9 Demystifying Climate Change for Women Panchayat Leaders
  • 10 Developing Health Communication Strategy for Odisha
  • 11 Empowering Children
  • 12 Facilitating Participation for Securing Rights
  • 13 Heritage Education
  • 14 Learning Self Reliance
  • 15 Mobilizing Grassroot Action
  • 16 On Culture & Education at Manila
  • 17 Promoting Cross Cultural Dialogue
  • 18 Promoting Heritage
  • 19 Promoting Heritage
  • 20 Showcasing Heritage
  • 21 Strengthening Young Voices
  • 22 Supporting Cultural Milieu
  • 23 Youth Action Against Child Marriage

Cultural Tourism in West Bengal
Health Communication
Culture and Development
Crafts Hub

"TourEast" is our new initiative to promote Cultural Tourism in West Bengal and the Rural Craft hubs as tourism destinations. Our model of community led cultural tourism promotes responsible tourism and offers an authentic experience of heritage and artsy culture of India.

Programs at Bihar target behaviour change for improved reproductive and child health and making community a partner for strengthening access & usage of health services.

Art for Life (AFL) targets socio-economic empowerment and inclusion of indigenous communities, while safeguarding intangible cultural heritage.

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The Department of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises & Textiles (MSME&T), Government of West Bengal is developing 10 Craft Hubs in association with UNESCO. As UNESCO partner, we are designing and implementing the project. 
www.ruralcrafthub.com

Upcoming Events
Cultural Programme at Akhra@Baitanik
4 Elgin Road, Kolkata

Feb 18 at 6:30 pm:
Folk Music by Kajallata and Munmun

Feb 26 at 6: 30 pm:
International Music Collaboration

FY 17-18 calendar
   
If you are interested to perform at Akhra, please email to 
akhra@banglanatak.com
RCCH at Biswa Bangla Haat

Biswa Bangla Haat Eco Park, Gate 5, Action Area II, Rajarhat, Newtown, Kolkata

Feb 17 - 19, 2017 at 5pm
Folk Theatre Festival

Feb 24 - 26, 2017 at 5pm
Jhumur Parab
   


Cultural Tourism in West Bengal

https://youtu.be/sqfYy3bVyDE
For details : www.toureast.in 

Packages : Day Tour, Weekend Tour, 10 days Tour 

Festivals 2016-17
  We are participating at

ITB Berlin, Mar 8-12, 2017
Hall 5.2B, Stand 244

Village Festivals in Bengal

Basanta Utsav

Festival of Colours
Nimdih & Tepantar
Mar 11-13, 2017


Bhawaiya Utsav, Alipurduar
Apr 4-6, 2017

Darjeeling Folk Festival, Darjeeling
Apr 7-9, 2017
For more details, please visit 
http://www.indiafestivalguide.com/
What We Do
• Development communication
• Capacity building of local stakeholders (AWWs, ASHAs, NGOs, CBOs, etc) in the areas of behavior change, communication and Life Skills development
• Capacity Building of local theatre/ resource groups in theatre based awareness campaigns on various developmental issues.
• Research with community participation
• Developing Rural creative Enterprise
 
Area of Work

We work in rural, tribal and urban areas.

• All districts of West Bengal, Bihar, Sikkim, Tripura, Goa.

• Extensively in Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Orissa, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh ,Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab

• Parts of Orissa, Assam, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Meghalaya, Nagaland,


Our Initiatives
A brief on banglanatak dot com MusiCal

We launched MusiCal to strengthen non-film non-classical forms of music, including contemporary urban acoustic music. We feel with a little support in this sector, a huge talent pool will get the desired oxygen, will safeguard a treasury of resources, will open up a new window to the world and will show a path to the aspiration of young India. 

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If you are interested about collecting our folk album series or any collaboration or project initiative, email to musical@banglanatak.com

 
Upcoming Workshops with Rural Craft & Cultural Hubs 

Chau Workshop  
Feb 16-20, Feb 22-26, Feb 28-Mar 3

Dhokra Workshop at Biswa Bangla Haat
 Feb 18-27

Bhatiyali/ Banbibir Pala
 Feb 23-26 at Jogeshgunj, 
Feb 28-Mar 3 at Gosaba


Puppetry Workshop at Biswa Bangla Haat
 Mar 21-22

Raibenshe Workshop at Tepantar
 Mar 20-24
 Sectors
Awards and Recognitions
Bihar Innovation Forum II Award for innovative work in non farm sector 
Amitava Bhattacharya, Founder Director, received the Global Indian Award 2013 from Times Now, in the Amazing Indian Awards Category
Video Link : http://bit.ly/Zc0v66
Project Inspire
Best Creative Community Outreach Project in a  Project Inspire - 5 minutes to Change the World, global contest organised by UN Women and Mastercard.

Civil Society Award 2006 for HIV/AIDS Communication
using Art & Culture from UNAIDS, NACO and SAATHI.

Accredited NGO for providing advisory services to the intangible cultural heritage committee UNESCO, Paris 2010

UNFPA-LAADLI Media Award for Gender Sensitivity
for best community theatre project in Eastern India

Special Consultative Status to
UN ECOSOC (2013)
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Art for Life  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grVX_3JNbJQ

Our International partners
Maison des Cultures du Monde (World Cultures Institute), Paris www.mcm.asso.fr


United Nations World Tourism Organisations

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