Shikar

Shikar (activities for development and preservation of folk art & Craft): In course of time most of our important folk-art and Craft forms are disappearing. Apart from that the small indigenous groups of our country also have artistic living styles. Folk-arts and craft of any country are the philosophical expressions of the common people of that country. So in 2008, Santaran started the program Shikar of public art program to provide the support for surviving of folk-arts and craft in the changing scenarios of time, and to fulfill that aim Shikar presents the folk-arts and craft of different countries with active interactions to our artists for encouraging them in preserving those folk-art and craft forms. With this aim in 2008 popular Nepali folk-art form Mithila artist and in 2009 Indian narrative scroll painting Patachitra artist have worked jointly with our artists to continue the working process. In 2010 it was a workshop with our artists and once popular art form of our country the Cinema-Banner painting artist.  2015 Nepali Traditional Thanka painter have worked jointly with our artists to continue the working process. Through these activities the popular art and craft forms of own country and other countries are coming to the views of art-connoisseurs in new forms. As a result this is creating awareness among common people for preserving the folk-art and craft forms. Santaran is also working for creating awareness about art among the forth coming generations of those folk artists through Kalpapuri and Shikar programs. Santaran believes through this process the new generations of folk artists and artisan will be able to create new modes of their arts and present them to art-connoisseurs and that way those folk-arts and craft will survive with proper dignity. Santaran wants to start the activities of Shikar Program in Alikadam, Banderban from 2018. Santaran would like to develop & preserve the traditional motif, pattern, design and weaving processing of fabric, bamboo, cane and jewelry of various indigenous community in Alikadam, Banderban. Develop a marketing system for trade the product of the shikar for better livelihood of the artists and artisan of indigenous community is the main goal of the Shikar Program of Alikadam, Bandarban.