Craft Village is focused on rebuilding the creative and cultural industry. Art, Craft and Culture constitute the largest part of the 'Creative Economy'. In 2019, Creative Industry was estimated at USD 5-Trillion, employing over 100 million people worldwide. The Creative Goods Industry is growing @14% per annum and Creative Services are growing @18% per annum. They are considered important sources of commercial and cultural value.
Craft Orientation Programs and Workshops
Started to build Rural-Urban connect, and to sensitize urban & global populations on 'Crafts of India' through regular training and orientation. In the last 8 years, Craft Village has trained more than 10,000 individuals. These programs have helped crafts to connect better with schools, colleges, industry, government and consumers
International Craft Day
International Craft Day has been marked on 15th October every calendar year, to celebrate world crafts. Craft Village has been instrumental in dedicating this day for the craft community, patrons, organisations and countries to celebrate global crafts. The 1st International Craft Day was inaugurated by His Excellency Tomasz Lukaszuk, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland.
Besides helping generate better income and wages for Craftsperson & Artisans, Craft Village started the ‘International Craft Awards’ to recognize the contribution of individuals, organizations, brands and other stakeholders working in the craft sector. Instituted in 2017, the awards have received over a thousand nominations from 40 Countries
India Craft Week (ICW)
India's official and world's second-largest craft week. It is the only platform that binds art, design, and culture on a single platform. ICW has given an opportunity to hundreds of Craftspersons and Artisans (Free of Cost, where Craft Village doesn't charge them either on booking of space or sales & orders of their products). Over the last three chapters, ICW has grown by leaps and bounds. In 2020, more than a million visitors participated virtually during the India Craft Week "Digital Preview" and over 6500 in its physical chapter in 2021. Despite the pandemic, it was the only show that happened in hybrid mode (Virtual & Physical). The visitors included HNI's, Diplomats, Industry Experts, Brands & Retailers, Global Buying Federations, Institutional Buyers, Museums, Art Galleries and many others.
Craft Village is creating content since 2019 enriched with Crafts and local community promoting Indian Culture. Bringing artisans in the forefront, it is important that folklore and skills are married in a unique setting. Various Fims created so far:
1. Mir In Kashmir
2. Phad-Wandering Shrine
3. Aj Rang Hai
6. Marasim Series by Iti Tyagi
8. Shades of You
9. Blown Away
10. Dhonk- Ranthambore
Crafts have always been a great source of inspiration for designers, brands and industry. It brings the diversity of ideas, materials, media, stories, and context that influences the design ideas.
In 2020, due to COVID hit markets fort affected badly and so did the artisans. Craft Village opened its E-commerce shop Indiacraftweekshop that is selling only artisanal products by artisans
Craft Village has created 'Social Impact' by empowering hundreds of Craft Communities and thousands of Craftspersons across India to think original, be creative and generate ideas that can help them get better value. It has helped Artisans achieve business & trade success through various activities/initiatives.