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Patachitra on Intellectual Property and GI

February 2020

The Patuas of Pingla are known for their skill of beautiful representation of their thoughts on paper. After an initial sensitization and mobilization session on intellectual property, attribution, GI and Craftmark with the Patachitra  artists of Pingla, two senior artists- Swarna Chitrakar and Monu Chitrakar have put their learning on paper that is they have developed Patachitras on it. They have done so to sensitize others regarding the same.

Swarna’s Patachitra on intellectual...

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Festival Notice on Attribution and Hashtags

One of the many efforts of ours has been to create awareness among the people and stakeholders regarding the art forms- Patachitra, Chau and Baul  and the attribution of the artists. The village festivals attract a huge crowd and we thought it to be the best way to sensitize a large number of people within a short span.  Bilingual signage were developed and put up during the POT Maya (Patachitra Festival held ay Pingla), Chau Jhumur Utsav (held at Balarampur) and Baul Fakiri Utsav (held at...

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Art Codes

January 2020

At the HIPAMS workshops the participating community artists stated that film and documentary makers, amateur and professional photographers often visit the artists’ villages to record their process of art making and using it in their creative endeavour. The researchers or journalists often visit their villages to interview the artists about the art tradition, daily lives to publish papers, books or news reports. Sometimes those feature or documentary films are made for commercial...

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This research project, Heritage Sensitive Intellectual Property and Marketing strategies: India (HIPAMS - INDIA), is funded by the British Academy's Sustainable Development Programme, supported under the UK Government's Global Challenges Research Fund 2018-2021.