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Folk Art & Crafts Revival

Through the Folk Art & Craft Revival programs, Happy Hands aims to study, and promote languishing crafts. We believe that by creating more craft-practitioners, and by enabling the public to understand craft, we can hope to preserve some of the oldest traditions that exist in India while simultaneously impacting livelihoods.

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Artisan Empowerment

It is estimated that each year, 10% of the artisans abandon their craft to migrate to cities in search of labour jobs, or find other means of earning. Children of artisans, therefore, find no motivation in following suit and continuing with traditional art work. To address these concerns, and to restore dignity to the profession of being an artist, we focus on programs which would enable artisans to learn, be educated about design and the emerging market trends, network, and develop professionally.

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Youth Leadership

Happy Hands works closely with young people. Through its various projects and interventions, HHF encourages and enables youth participation and interaction with beneficiary communities to impact lives of young people as well as the community they work with.



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Exchanges & Residencies

Exchanges and Residencies are aimed at encouraging an artist to engage with a different culture, learn through experimentation, and realise their potential to grow. When artists from two different countries with similar or vastly different skills meet to create something in unison, the result is exquisite and rich with experience.

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