ALUMNI AND OUTREACH
The KRV design community is growing. The enthusiasm with which they practice their traditionsisthebestinsurancethattheywillflourish. Excitingco-creationwasclearlyevidentin this year's alumni fashion show collections.
Last year we launched the KRV website. This year, The Victoria and Albert Museum in UK contacted KRV through the website and are choosing several graduates to participate in a international exhibition on Indian design.
KRV women graduates have created a series of narrative works depicting their memoires of traditional life, and the rapid changes they have experienced. The exhibition, Fabricated Memory will be shown along with the work of seventy Italian art students from the Art Institute of Trento from 10 February 2012 for three months. The third group of Kala Raksha Artisan Designer interns made their final collection of stunning Art to Wear jackets for the Mumbai market. The collection was launched in Mumbai in December 2011.
Artisan Design Online
Find Kala Raksha Artisan Designed work online at www.equalcraft.com
Articles on Artisan Design have been published in three important online craft journals: Hand/Eye www.handeyemagazine.com 3 February 2010; Craft Unbound www.craftunbound.net 27 January 2011, and the Craft Revival Trust Newsletter www.craftrevival.org vol 110, issue 2 Winter-Spring 2011.
Kala Raksha is now on Facebook. And join a discussion on issues of craft and design on our blog http://www.kala-raksha-blog.org/
THANKS TO GLOBAL GIVING!
KRV succeeded in raising the funds to cover the academic year of 2010! The Indian financial year spans between April 2010 and March 2011, and our sixth year of classes is finished. To date we have received RS 2979,267 ($ 59,585), with two pledged grants yet to be cleared. This brings us close to balancing the budget for the current financial year.
KRV relies entirely on donations. 3% of 2011's funding so far is individual donations— equivalent to two scholarships. Global Giving has made a substantial contribution.
As one donor wrote, “The Global giving website is easy to navigate. It makes giving so much easier.”
Your generous contribution can help! You can make a difference in the lives of our very creative constituency!!