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Nandita Palchoudhuri
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Nandita Palchoudhuri is a social entrepreneur Curating and Consulting internationally, in the field of Indian Folk Art Craft and Performance Practices.

Her work creates cutting edge artistic and functional applications using traditional skills that often address a current social need. This explores the possibility of Art to re-examine the old and create new relationships between social engagement and aesthetic gesture.

She designs and delivers; Exhibitions; Installations, Educational workshops; Seminars and Lecture-demonstrations using Indian Folk techniques and traditional practices.

This process helps to regenerate the craft as well as provide income and a sustainable livelihood for the highly skilled but often unemployed artisan.

  • Ex-Chairperson - Trustee on the board of the India Foundation for the Arts headquartered in Bangalore. (www.indiaifa.org)
  • Member - Ford Foundation - International Initiative for Social Philanthropy
  • Trustee - Academy of Fine Arts
  • Trustee - Calcutta Regeneration Trust
  • Trustee - Calcutta Carnival Trust
  • Trustee - Neemrana Music Foundation (New Delhi)
  • Governing Committee - Calcutta School of Music
  • Member - Governing body Alliance Francais du Bengale