Urban Folk Project is an initiative to archive folk art forms in Karnataka. We want to use elements of these forms to build bodies of works that engage an urban audience with folk art practices. This initiative began as a means to bring lesser known folk forms and artists to the fore.
Our belief system is anchored around a collaboration and the creative commons. We feel that the way to create art is to use what we know and explore the connections that can be made by making the folk and so called contemporary collide.
In this light, Karnataka offers up a rich tapestry of knowledge, which we hope to archive and showcase in a way that respects the form and its practitioners. We have been fortunate to meet inspiring and experienced practitioners across Karnataka. We hope to make it up to our past and future mentors by making folk a part of the contemporary.