Craft Revival Fellowship
With over 12 million artisans and 500+ craft clusters, India has an enviable inheritance of crafts that is perhaps unparalleled in the world. While the skill and ingenuity of India’s artisans has found appreciation and patrons around the world, many of our craft forms are endangered today. As artisans are often unable to directly engage with markets and buyers, they often rely on middlemen – a relationship that has historically been deeply exploitative. This has driven many to abandon their family legacy of crafts and migrate to cities for unskilled jobs. The irony is that although the crafts trade industry is doing well in India, the plight of artisans is appalling. This unique Fellowship is designed to change this prevailing dynamic in the sector.