The Institute conducts several craft-specific workshops and training programmes to help artisans with new designs, tools, technology, techniques, raw material, etc. Most of these workshops have had global consultants coming together to work with groups of 20-50 artisans at a time.
Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan runs training program of six months duration throughout the year in 10 various forms of art and craft. Students get trained under the guidence of skilled craftsmen. They also learn entrepreneurial skills, promotional activities connected with their traditional arts and crafts. These craftsmen come from various parts of India. Hostel facility is available for outstation students.
In the past few years, Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan has collaborated with other agencies, NGOs and organisations to provide inputs on design as well as marketing suggestions to local artisans. The institute also organizes exhibition of handicrafts for marketing purpose. The long term production and marketing channels are now being put in place.
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