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The Adivasi Arts Trust is a UK based charity (no 1132550) established in 2007 to promoting and preserving Indian indigenous art, culture and storytelling through animation and digital media.

The Trust has contacts with many tribal artists and it has tribal art and cultural consultants in India as associate members.

The Trust has collaborated with the India International Centre, the British Council, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Lalit Kala Akademi, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, National Institute of Design, Rajiv Gandhi University and North-Eastern Hill University in India, and with the Horniman Museum, Nehru Centre, Tate Modern, Warwick University, Bournemouth University, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and the New Art Exchange gallery in UK.

 

Wancho Animation Workshop

The Stories of Our Ancestors

The Stories of our Ancestors is a research and media project to study, record and interpret indigenous tribal stories for digital media.

Tales of the Tribes

The Tales  of the Tribes was a research project that led to the production  of  a series of five animated stories, adapted from folklore from indigenous communities in Central and North East India.

Tales of the Tribes

Welcome to the Adivasi Arts Trust

 

Objectives

  • Promote awareness of Indian tribal culture in India and abroad, to increase understanding of its artistic value.
  • Ensure long term involvement of indigenous people in digital media projects to promote their art.
  • Encourage and facilitate Indian tribal peoples in developing and marketing their artwork, to raise awareness of their culture and to provide a sustainable source of income.
  • Create an awareness of indigenous art as a resource for media and animation in India.

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