Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Policy and System
Education and Training
Rupantar is dedicated to unlocking human potential, empowering people, strengthening democratic practice, promoting cultural diversity and protecting the environment.
Specifically, Rupantar’s role is to:
The field activities of ‘Rupantar’ started in 1995 initially with cultural activities using alternative theatre, folk drama and popular publications for the men and women at grassroot level. ‘Rupantar’ has always been implementing new activity with the past field experience and learning.
‘Rupantar’ started research with the local folk culture of the Sundarbans region to find out the scope for mainstreaming the folk culture in development. After a great deal of research. ‘Rupantar’ identified a number of nearly extinct folk cultural media that were used as education and communication media in the past. These cultural media are being developed and updated to be used as communication media.
The awareness at the grassroots level through theatre and popular publication became well known to many in a very short period of time. The methodology of awareness campaign using cultural media and popular publication is known as “Rupantar Method of Development Communication” and it drew the attention of many government and non-government organizations and international development communication specialists. Thus ‘Rupantar’ continue to receive due advantages of funding for various projects like; UNICEF, UNESCO, UNDP, USAID, SDC, GCERF DAI, VSO, OXFAM, LGED, Sida-Swedish ITI, The Asia Foundation, WaterAid and IOM .
The cultural activity of ‘Rupantar’ also encompasses the ‘Grassroots Theatre Forum’, a networking of cultural groups of the southwestern region of Bangladesh and perhaps, it is the biggest cultural network of the country having 58 cultural organizations as members.
‘Rupantar all activities/ projects are implementing under five programmatic areas as follows:
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