Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya
Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya (KRV), an initiative of Kala Raksha Trust, develops the environment, curriculum and methodology designed for traditional artisans, as a new approach to the rejuvenation of traditional arts.
KRV is an educational institution open to working artisans of Kutch, conservatively estimated at 50,000. It aims to provide knowledge and skills directly relevant to the artisan’s traditional art to enable market appropriate innovation, while honouring and strengthening the tradition. Kala Raksha has well established links with premier Indian design institutions, including the National Institution of Design (NID), the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and the Indian Institute of Crafts & Design (IICD).
KRV is situated on 8 acres in Mundra Taluka, a rural setting near the Gulf of Kutch. The campus, including craft studios and a Computer Aided Design Center, was designed using traditional, recycled elements by Hemen Sanghvi.