About

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.

Our Objectives

  • 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.

Partners

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.

Culture Monks Featured by Thai Public Broadcasting Service

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

  • 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

  • The South Asian Fringe Festival

  • 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.

Do drop in at our space at 164/C/17 B, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata – 700045, West Bengal , India.
Our website is culturemonks.com | culturemonks.in
You can reach us (including whatsapp) at +91 8697919308 or email sudipta@culturemonks.in.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Please click here to know more about the team .

 

 

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2 Replies to “About”

  1. Hi,
    Season’s greetings !!!
    I am an alumni of The National School of Drama, Delhi (1981)
    Have done lot of ‘Sanskrit theater’ in ” natyashastric” style.
    I would like to know more about the activity and may be become a part of it.

    warm regards,
    Bhargav
    09327741708

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