Welcome to Culture Monks !!
Culture Monks is a creative enterprise based in Kolkata, India.
Our journey which started in 2014, as an artist collective which engaged in contemporary art and aesthetics with strong focus on inter – cultural collaboration and multi disciplinarity.
We have been committed to seeking new forms of creative expression on pertinent themes affecting the individual, society and culture.
It has since grown into an a multidisciplinary and inter cultural organization offering a diverse portfolio of creative services and solutions for artists, society & businesses.
We are interested in experiments with forms, languages and approaches with the intent to emerge with new forms of creative expression and in applying our learnings in forging transformational action in the society.
- Capacity building of the local art community
- Fostering inter cultural dialogue and collaboration
- Mobilizing communities for greater participation & dialogue in culture formation
- Dissemination of information and practices in contemporary art & aesthetics
- Facilitating new form of creative expressions
- Deploying arts & aesthetics as a vehicle for social& economic progress.
More About Culture Monks
Culture Monks is a creative enterprise, based in Kolkata, which has over the past 8 years been working with various modes of creative expression to extend the boundaries of arts & aesthetics in order to facilitate an environment for critical discourse on various issues. We are engaged in tranning and capacity building, cultural activism , production and culture management. We believe in cross cultural collaboration and have several international partners.
Culture Monks is also is part of an international peace network called Masterpeace & is the host of Masterpeace Bengal. We are committed to facilitate a dialogue on development and peace through arts & culture. This is aligned to the United National Development Goals.
Culture Monks Website : culturemonks.in
Please visit our Youtube channel : Culture Monks YouTube Channel
Young Monks is the Children division of Culture Monks which offers a wide range of creative services and production which are designed for children.
Young Monks Website : youngmonks.club
Culture Monks offers a wide range of training programs for adults and children in theatre, music, arts, photography, film making , design, creative writing, public speaking, storytelling, puppet making, etc.
We are also engaged in production of theater, films & interdisciplinary art projects including festivals, social projects, etc.
We make films and undertake training & consultancy projects for businesses.
We have worked with and are working with NGO’s, foundations, educational institutions and SME’s on various aspects including providing support for video making, brand consultancy, community arts projects , etc.
Moonfool , UK ; Marcus Shahr, Israel ; The WOW Project , Germany ; Instabili Vaganti, Italy ; LAMDA, UK ; Jillian Haslam Associates, UK ; Suboddy Butoh School, India ; Alliance Francaise du Bengale ; Italian Institute of Culture, New Delhi ;Embassy of Israel in India ; Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute ; Tomorrows Foundation & Many Others
Culture Monks in Media
We have been covered by local, national & international media.
Newspaper reportage (The Telegraph) of our community development project through art intervention in Chukhim, Darjeeling : https://bit.ly/2olX8A4
More many more press clipping https://culturemonks.in/press-media/
Culture Monks Projects
We have an exhaustive portfolio of work which covers several areas. A few projects are listed here
International video residency project with Marcus Shahar, Israel . Watch the video here : https://vimeo.com/313172523
Internal Video Art residency project with Josh Jung from UK. Watch the video here : https://vimeo.com/258379664
Film Festivals from Europe – in association with countries from the European Union
Actor Chorus Text – Physical Theatre Residency by Anna Helena McLean
The Marko 93 Project in Kolkata
The Insabili Vaganti Project
Storytelling Project with Roger Jenkins
Theatre Adda – Park Street Sessions
Cafe Philo Sessions
An Evening of Stories
Momentum Experimental Arts Festival
Arts intervention project for Adolescent friendly City project of UNICEF Link : https://bit.ly/2N2Ib3N
Talking Texts & Performing Prints : a collaborative project with the children of Patahchitra community in Midnapore and Participatory Publishing Praxis. This was showcased at the Appejay Kolkata Literary Festival. Link : https://bit.ly/2om1WWn
World Music Day celebration with the subaltern community living by the railways tracks in New Alipore area . Link : https://bit.ly/2wo4wzy
Art & performance intervention project with the women idol makers are Kumartuli. In association with Participatory Publishing Praxis and Green Tara Trust Link : https://bit.ly/2wp5g7q
We have also initiated a project to donate books and start libraries in slums of Kolkata. We have already made the first donation to the community at Tangra under the Open School project run by Tomorrows Foundation.
Do drop in at our space at 164/C/17 B, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata – 700045, West Bengal , India.