The Rajasthan government, through its department of Art and Culture, will be launching a unique initiative on 10 October. This will be the first time that a state government has taken the initiative of creating a database of artists through crowdsourcing.
Speaking to media, Secretary of Art and Culture Department, Mugdha Sinha, who is also the Director General of the Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, said that this database will include the artists basic details along with their genre of art. This will include all art forms including performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, dying arts, folk arts and tribal arts.
This initiative till be launched in Jaipur on 10 October and the launch will also demonstrate in detail how the artist can fill the Google Form. This is the second such initiative of the Rajasthan government this year, the first being in April, when the "Mukhyamantri Lok Kalakar Protsahan Yojna" was launched to extend help to folk artists. The government since then spent Rs 9 lakh to support 337 artists, as per official statements.
Calling this a participative and inclusive approach, Mugdha said that the initiative to crowdsource artists' information involved reaching out and involving stakeholder artists themselves in collecting data through Google Forms.