The space is designed for interaction that aims to initiate dialogue, both between individuals as well as with the multiple resources available at the centre— its collection of books, films, digital media and educational content in the many fields of Visual Art and Art history. The centre intends to engage different audiences through its exhibitions, lectures, workshops, interactive dialogues, film screenings, children’s art engagements and more. The different spaces available within the centre seek to invite curious minds to participate in the curated programs as well as with the space itself. The centre aspires to carry forward the local ethos of Santiniketan—of knowledge exchange and cultural transmission.
— Soumyadeep Roy, Centre Coordinator, Arthshila Santiniketan
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.