An initiative of Takshila Educational Society, Arthshila is an immersive platform for creating and sharing ideas centred around the arts with spaces designed to facilitate artistic expression and curate creative experiences. Our focus is on architecture, cinema, design, literature, performing arts & visual arts across four unique locations—Ahmedabad, Santiniketan, Patna, and New Delhi. The Arthshila centres offer regular quality curation of performances, seminars, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, and interactions that seek to inspire curious minds.
Our vision is to unite the arts with its people through enabling environments designed to facilitate both artistic expression and creative experience and the dialogues in-between.
At Arthshila, you will always be welcome to immerse yourself in the arts through platforms of active participation. Here we push ourselves to always be curious and spark curiosity in the minds of artists and audiences alike. To inspire a creative mind, we curate every showcase of the arts, or dialogues on art, to be thought-provoking, sharable and memorable.
At present, the collection is endowed with over 1500 works of art — comprising of painting, sketches, graphic art, photograph, ceramics, sculptures, and installations — from the Contemporary Art and the Folk and Tribal Art segments. It represents creations from almost 20 Indian indigenous art traditions and over 275 artists — 245 from India and 30 from 15 foreign nations. A part of this growing collection is created through the symposia and residencies organized at the Arthshila Art Studios. This collection will be accessible via the Arthshila New Delhi centre and will rotate amongst the 4 centres thematically with the programming of each. The Takshila Art Collection will be revealed with the launch of Arthshila New Delhi.
Takshila Educational Society is driven by the desire to influence and shape culture through its liberal knowledge platforms. These platforms have grown over 20 years of Takshila’s dedicated work in Education (Delhi Public School – Patna, Pune, Ludhiana, Coimbatore), Social Development (Parivartan), Art & Culture (Arthshila) and Children’s Literature & Publishing (Ektara). Takshila Educational Society serves to be an expression of knowledge across the multi-faceted initiatives it supports. Each initiative embodies the vigour of Takshila in its commitment to creating meaningful impact.
Envisioned by Takshila Educational Society, it is Takshila’s expression of knowledge in the field of Art & Culture. Born of Takshila’s vision to build heritage connections in contemporary India, Arthshila is the coming together of creative and curious minds that believe in the role art has to play in society.