A unit of Anamika Kala Sangam Trust (AKST), Kolkata Centre for Creativity(KCC) is a multi-disciplinary interactive art and creativity centre located in Kolkata, West Bengal. The 70,000 sq. ft. centre champions the Art and Cultural landscape of contemporary India with a belief that while the popular contribute to the academic, the academic in turn, uplifts the popular.
Inaugurated on 21st November 2018, KCC comprises of an Amphitheater for performances & creative contemplation, Exhibition & Learning spaces, Dance studio, a Conservation lab, Books & Materials Library, a Creative Culinary space, a Craft & Design outlet and a Skills Development Maker’s section to create prototypes using the latest digital technologies.
Experience, Learn, Explore, Conserve and Innovate are five key pillars of KCC.
To build a culture through Art and Craft with global network of institutes, governments and people public partnerships, using Research, Documentation, Conservation, Display and Public engagement as enablers.
Kolkata Centre for Creativity encourages participation in Arts, Culture and Creativity through multi-disciplinary exchange. Arts comprises here of Visual, Performing, Music, Design, Photography, Architecture and Crafts not limited to either traditional, modern or contemporary.
Working on the principals of Cultural Diversity, Gender Equality, Conservation of Environment and Inclusion of people with disabilities, we aim to achieve these through partnerships and collaborations.
The 5 values that we follow are:
Growth and Development
At KCC we are committed to easy access for everyone.
We are making our space and programs as accessible as possible to people with special needs, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments.
We are constantly working towards improving the accessibility for our users. The building is equipped with easy wheelchair access along with universal access toilet. We plan to have a dedicated area as ‘Inclusive Arts Corner’ for variety of special needs groups for a tactile tangible effect. We will be providing Braille guides and signage’s at KCC.
We always make sure that KCC follows accessibility best practices by following the principles of universal design provided by the access audit and consultant.
Mrs. Richa Agarwal
CEO, Emami Art & Executive Director, KCC
Richa Agarwal is keen to preserve the artistic legacy and heritage of Bengal, whilst embracing its modern and contemporary avatar. A commerce graduate from Coimbatore, Richa’s innate sense of business and her experience with the family’s businesses made her initiation into the business of arts smoother.
Mr. Pinakin Patel traveled all over the world and particularly the entire length and breadth of India to update his modern sensibility with a thorough understanding of India’s rich heritage. At the height of his popularity, in 2000, Pinakin shifted his studio from the hustle bustle of Mumbai to the quiet of Alibag. Here, amidst the spiritual ambience of nature his creative energies received great visibility and acclaim.
Reena is an awardee of ‘Australia Council’s International Leadership Program’, fellow of
‘ArtThinkSouthAsia’ and fellow of the ‘InternationalSocietyforPerformingArts’. She has received
‘Emerging Scholar’ award from Ground Research Networks. She is President of the International
Council of Museums in India, A.V.P. at Kolkata Centre for Creativity and a practicing Artist.