Be A Part Of The First Ever Traditional Art Entrepreneurship Summit

By: Kevin Sonnenschein, 2017-01-08 03:30:28.0Category:  Events
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MITHILAsmita, a Madhubani Painting Social Enterprise, and New Delhi Institute of Management, in collaboration with ZUYD University Netherlands is organising the first ever Traditional Art Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to strengthen the artisan sector in India on the 14th of January, 2017 in New Delhi.


Artisan sector is the second largest employer in developing nations, only next to agriculture and this Summit aims to discuss the role that Entrepreneurship can play in addressing the challenges of this sector through contribution of various stake holders (Academia, Corporations, Funding organizations, Business Incubators and Government Bodies).


"NDIM realized very early that Social Entrepreneurship is the next big revolution for the coming generations of India. Founded in 1992 with the vision of paying back to the society , NDIM has been exploring launching of full-fledged MBA in Social Entrepreneurship in association with various stake holders including Ms. Ihitashri Shandilya (Founder MITHILAsmita) and senior officials of SIDBI. NDIM organized several Industry - Academia meets to forge meaningful partnerships in this direction during the last two years . NDIM is delighted to support and partner with MITHILAsmita in their initiative to organize the first ever traditional art entrepreneurship summit and the formation of Pan India Alliance in Artisan Sector (to be launched during the Summit) for boosting social entrepreneurship in India and a step forward in our continuing endeavour." - Shri VM Bansal, Chairman, NDIM.


During the Summit, multiple panel discussions will be held to discuss how these stake holders can together contribute to the sustainability of traditional art and craft forms and the economic empowerment of the artists. The Participating organizations are Harvard University South Asia Institute, NIFT, British Council, Indian Angel Network, Villgro, Fair Trade Forum India, Dastkari Haat Samiti, NSDC, NIESBUD, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs ANDE, Scale Ventures, Raah Foundation, Happy Hands Foundation, Karmacircles, Kumaon Handicrafts, Sasha Handicrafts, Maati Ghar, End Poverty & more.


An exhibition follows soon after the panel discussion where multiple art enterprises will exhibit their work.


An All India Arts Alliance (AIAA), a collaboration of multiple Indian artisan enterprises will be launched during the Summit, an initiative by Ihitashri Shandilya (Founder, MITHILAsmita) and supported by leading art & crafts organizations of India, Corporates, Trusts and Academia. This Pan-India Alliance will work towards the empowerment of Indian artisan enterprises using the concepts of management, technology, marketing and collaboration.


The Alliance will be inaugurated by Dr Shashank Shah, Harvard University SAI & Shri VM Bansal, Chairman, NDIM. VM Bansal said, "NDIM realized very early that Social Entrepreneurship is the next big revolution for the coming generations of India. Founded in 1992 with the vision of paying back to the society , NDIM has been exploring launching of full-fledged MBA in Social Entrepreneurship in association with various stake holders including Ms. Ihitashri Shandilya (Founder MITHILAsmita) and senior officials of SIDBI. NDIM organized several Industry - Academia meets to forge meaningful partnerships in this direction during the last two years . NDIM is delighted to support and partner with MITHILAsmita in their initiative to organize the first ever traditional art entrepreneurship summit and the formation of Pan India Alliance in Artisan Sector (to be launched during the Summit) for boosting social entrepreneurship in India and a step forward in our continuing endeavour."


The Chief Guest of the event is Jaya Jaitly, Founder Dastkari Haat Samiti Creator Dilli Haat. Guests of Honour are Dr Sharmila Dua (NIFT Dean), Dr Shashank Shah (Harvard University SAI), Archana Chaudhary (UNESCO MGIEP), Amit Kr Singh (Mondelez International Inc), Dr Baldev Setia (NIT Kurukshetra), Prof Saraswati Setia (NIT Kurukshetra), Mallikarjuna Lytha (Fair Trade Forum India) and Geeta Athreya (UNICEF).




Students from ZUYD University, Netherlands have travelled for two months with the Young Professionals Overseas programme to intern at MITHILAsmita and to learn about social entrepreneurship in India.


The Summit will conclude with high tea which would be a great platform for stakeholders to network, collaborate and support artisan businesses.







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