About

About SSVAD

The Santiniketan Society of Visual art and Design is a non profit organisation dedicated to the development, research and promotion of arts, design and other allied subjects. SSVAD organises art workshops, residencies and exhibitions.

The History

In 1989 a group of teachers and few ex-students of Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, came together with the idea of creating a centre for community living and art practice. Prof. K.G. Subramanyan suggested the acronym ‘SVAD’, which means ‘taste’ in our vernacular language. In 2003 the society was registered as the ‘Santiniketan Society of Visual Art and Design’ (SSVAD).​

When the proposal was made, artists all over India very generously donated their art works, which raised a considerable fund for the construction of the art centre. The centre has been conceived with the view to offering, with various facilities, an ideal working platform for artists, especially for the young and upcoming artists of this community. The foundation stone for this centre was laid on 25th June 2008 by Prof. Dinkar Kowshik.

The Santiniketan Society of Visual art and Design is a non profit organisation dedicated to the development, research and promotion of arts, design and other allied subjects. SSVAD organises art workshops, residencies and exhibitions. It proposes to extend the activities manifold, including the establishment of exchange programmes with national and international bodies, and creation of professional opportunities for young artists working at the Centre. The young artists working in its studios will be able to consult its library and archive and use its facilities for experimenting and researching with new ideas, concepts and materials.

Members

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1Prof. Jhanak Jhankar NarzaryPresident
2Prof. R. Siva KumarVice-President
3Prof. Jogen ChowdhurySecretary
3Sri Goutam DasAssistant Secretary
4Sri. Arghya Priya MazumdarTreasurer
5Sri Bipin GoswamiMember
6Sri Shyamaprasad DuttaMember
7Sri Shyamsunder MukherjeeMember
8Sri Dilip MitraMember
9Dr. Sitansu MukhopadhyayMember
10Sri Salil SahaniMember
11Sri. Pankaj PanwarMember
12Sri Rishi BaruaMember
13Sri Prasanta SahuMember
14Smt. Banatanni DasmahapatraMember
15Sri Prasun Kanti BhattacharyaMember
16Smt Sanghamitra DasMember
17Smt Ushmita SahuMember
18Smt Mahjabin I MazumdarMember
19Smt Sheema BaruaMember
20Sri Uttam BasakMember
21Sri Amit DandaMember
22Sri Tanup NathMember
23Sri Anupam ChowdhuryMember
24Sri Tejendra Singh BauniMember
25Smt. Rita DuttaMember
26Sri Sheikh Gul MohammadMember