The Kala Chaupal Trust founded in 2018 works in the area of arts, culture and environmental sustainability. We are committed to facilitating collaborations between traditional and contemporary arts; creating conversations that impact an in-depth appreciation of art, and encouraging a confluence of ideas and exchange of knowledge through powerful visual narratives.
Our project approach works from the ground up and engages with sustainable development goals to influence an approach to climate change.
‘Aqueduct Walk’ at the Nahargarh Fort of the participating artists of Jaipur Kala Chaupal 2017
An interactive discussion with the mountain women of the SHG on water sufficiency at Jadipani, Chamba, Urrarkhand, 2019
The Kala Chaupal Trust is a not-for-profit organisation based out of India working in the areas of Arts, Culture and Environmental Sustainability.
The Kala Chaupal identifies socially relevant themes and explores them through the lens of visual, performing arts and public space arts, driving a powerful impact in the process.
The devastation caused by tropical Cyclone Fani, which ravaged the eastern Indian state of Odisha on 3 May 2019, has refocused attention on the grim outlook for the state in the face of climate change, experts say.Odisha, like its neighbours Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, has seen some of the worst ever cyclones in India’s history.
Between 1891 and 2018, the state was hit by about 110 cyclones, says tropical meteorologist Uma Charan Mohanty, a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar. “That’s a massive number.”
The geography of the state contributes to the development of the culture for the state as it stands as a coastal corridor between the northern and southern India.Dedicated labour of the artisans scattered all over the state has made Odisha a fabulous market of souvenirs and mementoes. Stemming from centuries of exquisite craftsmanship, they are a colourful testimony to the integral life force of the people.
#Rise4Odisha was initiated to raise crisis funds to rehabilitate the artisans from the heritage village in Raghurajpur devastated by Cyclone Fani in 2019.