The Ancient Arts and Crafts Regeneration Policy .

In view of the known facts and those stated above, and taking a holistic and comprehensive view of the problems, issues and factors that are plaguing these vital areas of the nation’s blood-flow and livelihoods narrative, The Rising India Party presents the following Ancient Arts-Crafts Regeneration Policy as below; additions, alterations to these would be made once this document is made public and members of the public add, knowledge, inputs and experience to the narrative below:

  1. The Rising India Party on winning elections, will implement the suggested Policy contours and take the actions below.
  2. The government would immediately move to creating the arts-crafts infrastructure upgrade.
  3. The government would create a new architecture for the salvage and promotion of dying arts, crafts and Traditional skills such that there is solid economic, and production and sales activity in the sector, with emphasis on exports. The sector is a huge potential for self-employed family growth and will be made to come alive, quickly.
  4. Artisans and craftsmen will be given the option of either going in for home infra upgrades through the creating of work-rooms that are of a good working size, well lit, have work-benches and tools of requisite need to ply their craft with relative ease allowing for continuous development and creating works that are of value to and in the market.
  5. Simultaneously, and as an available alternative to those artists and craftsmen who do not have existing facilities as part of a home run business or trade, the government will convert substantial warehouse type space into arts-craft infrastructure.
  6. These spaces would be designed to art-craft specific work benches or other infra.
  7. These would be made available as small, medium and larger work spaces to artists, artisans for work at varying levels of charges or fees structured to cater to all possible permutation-combinations of individuals in the socio-economic spectrum.
  8. Means-tested rents or fees would be charged. For those from extremely poor background but proven craft or talent, space would be provided Free for One year with possibility of renewal if the concerned person has produced saleable work.
  9. The government will assist in the setting up of hub-design studios where designer education would be imparted alongside active design for various arts and crafts surviving in India.
  10. The government would assist the setting up of warehousing and marketing infra to co-op entities set up by artisans to market their wares and productions.
  11. The government would set up laws whereby the private buyer, or wholesaler would, by law, have to pay a 10% royalty on the sale price of the product of the concerned art or craftsman sold by him.
  12. Private sector-arts and crafts-artisans must be reshaped, by law, to one where the artisan gets a living wage for turning our products for the trader, plus a royalty on the work produced and supplied which usually fetch handsome sums to traders and financiers. 
  13. This would create real wealth and incentive for craftsman to ply their trade and create employment of self and family even as the work earns large markups by traders and shops.
  14. Such a frame would also help businesses sell higher quantities of product which can only happen if those producing it are fairly compensated and are developed as a mass.
  15. There is a major need for tools and technique upgrades and for this purpose the government would encourage tie ups with universities and arts and crafts departments to take up teaching projects in India collaboratively with Indian institutions.
  16. Public-Private working models would be employed to deliver the infrastructure and growth required to be achieved quickly.

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