Mangaluru: Mindcraft Studios, a Space for Interdisciplinary Arts by Art Kanara Trust, was formally launched on Friday September 3 at 5.00 pm at Kodialguthu Center for Art & Culture, Ballalbagh, Mangalore. The event took place in the presence of V. U. George, Editor-Publisher, Mangalore Today and Reverend Dr. H. M. Watson, Principal, Karnataka Theological College.
U. George mentioned that Mindcraft Studios fulfils a very important need to transmit the rich art heritage of Dakshina Kannada to the next generation. “Every human being is born with an instinct for art and it can flourish only when there is a right outlet for it. I’m sure this venture will play an important role in propagating art in this region,” he said.
Reverend Dr. H. M. Watson appreciated the effort keep the artistic legacy of this region alive and assured to provide his institution’s cooperation.
Mindcraft Studios is an initiative of Art Kanara Trust dedicated to deliver art educational programmes for the public. It will organise educational workshops, seminars, art camps, exhibitions, internships, reading groups, publishing projects and other activities. Internship programmes will be provided to graduates of various disciplines like fine arts, literature, architecture, media and communication and the humanities. Bridge courses will be provided to support students aspiring to study at premier, art, architecture, design and visual communication institutions in India and abroad.
A range of practice and research-based programs will be available to students and individuals in creative fields like photography and photojournalism, art appreciation and writing, painting, sculpture and interdisciplinary practices.
Nemiraj Shetty made the introductory address. Subhas Chandra Basu, President, Art Kanara Trust, compered the programme. Several interns of Mindcraft Studios shared their experiences.