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Community Based Indian Folk Artist in Residence

The "Community Based Indian Folk Artist-in-Residence-2023" at Prayogillu is a celebration of Indian folk culture, diversity, creativity, and storytelling with active community participation. We believe in the power of art to transcend boundaries and connect people on a deeper level. The invited folk artist from India engages with the local community, immersing yourself in the vibrant tapestry of village life. We encourage folk artist to depict the rich social and cultural stories of the village through the intricate and expressive medium of folk style, transforming into not only an artist but also a storyteller, sharing the narratives behind your creations with the community. Moreover, we encourage a symbiotic exchange between folk artist and the local community. As part of our initiative, we aim to empower the residents by providing them with the opportunity to learn and engage in the Indian folk art technique. This collaborative effort will enable them to express their own cultural, ritual, and social experiences through the Indian folk art styles.

A well-known Mithila (Madhubani folk art) painter Shanti Devi from November 16-20, 2023

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During Prayogillu's community-based Indian folk artist residency, the local community, especially women and girls, engaged with the renowned Mithila Painter Shanti Devi to depict Velulla village stories through the lens of Madhubani painting, all while embracing the art of storytelling from November 16-20, 2023. In this way, Indian folk art from Madhubani cherished through collaborative efforts, social interactions, cultural transformative reflections, and the magic of storytelling.

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