Folkland, International Centre for Folklore and Culture


Contact: 0091 467 2210699 / +91 4985209699
Postal address: Elambachi (P.O) Trikaripur Kasargod District Kerala 671311
Geographic Coverage of NGO’s expertise: India

URL: https://www.folkland.org

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Folkland envisions a society that respects the cultural heritage by conserving the art and cultural tradition and passes it to the future generation.

Activities include revitalizing and promoting performing arts that are on the verge of extinction, finding audiences for them and ensuring transmission by organizing master-student workshops. Folkland connects the performing arts with incoming gen

Year of creation: 1989

Safeguarding measures:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization

Main areas of work related to the Convention:

Relevant projects and initiatives

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Folkland is considered as a pioneer organization in ICH activities in India
and has been working with school students to help transmit traditions to
the new generation. Attempts have been made to inventory and revitalize
traditions such as Chimmanakkali (folk theatre), Mangalam kali (folk
dance), Tholpavakoothu (shadow puppetry) etc. It has also made efforts to
digitalize the palm leaf manuscript for posterity. Folkland has extended the
training to women folk in drum beating and mural painting for sustainable
development. It has also developed cultural programs to protect the cultural
identity of transgender community.