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What is calligraphy ?

Calligraphy: The Art of Beautiful alphabets

Imagine letters that transcends mere communication and becomes art. That’s the essence of calligraphy! This artistic practice uses pens, brushes, or other tools to create beautiful and expressive lettering.

With roots in the Greek words for “beauty” (kallos) and “to write” (graphein), calligraphy goes beyond legibility. It focuses on:

  • Flow and Harmony: Letters dance across the page with a graceful rhythm.
  • Form and Style: Different cultures have developed unique calligraphic styles, from the elegance of Arabic script to the bold strokes of Chinese calligraphy.

More than just writing, calligraphy is:

  • A Skill: Mastering tools, ink, and paper allows for precise control and expression.
  • An Art Form: Calligraphy transforms written words into visual masterpieces.
  • A Tradition: It preserves cultural heritage and adds beauty to invitations, certificates, and artistic creations.

Career option

Unleash Your Calligraphy Career

Explore a world of exciting career possibilities:

  • Freelance Artist: Design unique artwork, wedding invitations, and collaborate with brands.
  • Design Professional: Leverage your skills in graphic design and typography for agencies and publishers.
  • Cultural Preservationist: Contribute to preserving ancient scripts through projects with museums and institutions.
  • Digital Calligrapher: Breathe life into websites, social media, and multimedia projects with digital creations.
  • Educator: Share your passion by teaching workshops, classes, or online courses.
  • Event & Wedding Specialist: Design personalized invitations, signage, and hand-lettered details.
  • Branding Expert: Craft unique logos, brand identities, and promotional materials.
  • Publication Designer: Contribute to book covers, titles, and typographic elements for publishers.
  • Exhibitor: Showcase your work in galleries and exhibitions to gain recognition and sell artwork.
  • Design Studio Collaborator: Partner with studios and agencies to create stunning visuals for advertising and packaging.

 

The Calligraphy Foundation

The Calligraphy Foundation (TCF) is a recognized trust dedicated to promoting the knowledge and instruction of calligraphy.

We aim to enhance public awareness and understanding of the art of calligraphy by offering a complete platform for artists to acquire knowledge, develop their skills, instruct others, establish connections, and find inspiration for their creative pursuits. Our group is committed to advancing and spreading awareness of Indian scripts and calligraphy, with the goal of establishing it as a universally acknowledged art form.

The Calligraphy Foundation (TCF) is a recognized trust dedicated to promoting the knowledge and instruction of calligraphy.

We aim to enhance public awareness and understanding of the art of calligraphy by offering a complete platform for artists to acquire knowledge, develop their skills, instruct others, establish connections, and find inspiration for their creative pursuits. Our group is committed to advancing and spreading awareness of Indian scripts and calligraphy, with the goal of establishing it as a universally acknowledged art form.

Vision :

A Global Hub for Calligraphy Excellence

We envision a world where calligraphy transcends borders, flourishing as a globally recognized and esteemed art form through a vibrant academic ecosystem.

Mission :

The Calligraphy Foundation: Cultivating Excellence in Indian Calligraphy

The Calligraphy Foundation fosters a dynamic academic environment dedicated to the advancement of both artistic practice and scholarly understanding of Indian calligraphy.

Our Core Objectives:

Nurturing Expertise: We cultivate a community of skilled artists and calligraphers by providing opportunities for rigorous skill development and knowledge acquisition within a supportive academic framework.
Preserving Heritage: We champion the promotion and preservation of Indian scripts through comprehensive academic exploration. This includes documenting scriptural traditions, conducting historical research, and disseminating knowledge through publications and conferences.
Expanding Knowledge: We propel the educational aspects of calligraphy by facilitating a holistic understanding of its historical significance within Indian art and culture. Additionally, we explore contemporary applications and theoretical frameworks within a rigorous academic context.

In essence, The Calligraphy Foundation serves as a bridge between artistic practice, academic scholarship, and the ongoing evolution of Indian calligraphy.

Core Values:

The Calligraphy Foundation: Where Passion Meets Connection

  • Connect: We build bridges between calligraphers worldwide.
  • Inspire: We ignite your passion and share knowledge.
  • Create: We foster a vibrant community for artistic expression.

Goals:

  • Connect: Build a nationwide calligraphy community that thrives on connection and collaboration.
  • Empower: Provide accessible learning resources and mentorship for all calligraphy styles.
  • Inspire: Bridge the gap between generations, fostering inspiration between new talents and calligraphy masters.

What we do to aware & educate ?

Calligraphy workshops

Workshops: Conducted workshops throughout the year covering Indian and Roman scripts.

Virtual Meetup

Online and Offline Meetups: Meetup connects us virtually and offline, fostering regular interactions through frequent virtual events and year-round offline meetups.

Artist's Meetup

Workshops: Conducted workshops throughout the year covering Indian and Roman scripts.

Navankur Sulekhan

Workshops: Conducted workshops throughout the year covering Indian and Roman scripts.

Calli Chapter

Workshops: Conducted workshops throughout the year covering Indian and Roman scripts.

Events

Akshar mahotsav

Akshar Mahotsav: Since 2022, TCF has been celebrating World Calligraphy Day in India through “Akshar Mahotsav.” This event serves as a platform to connect and encourage artistic expression on a global scale.

Foundation Day

Foundation Day: Recognized on the 11th of December in Delhi, Foundation Day is a momentous occasion to showcase TCF’s achievements and actively promote the learning and appreciation of calligraphy.

Sulekhan Kala Pradarshini

Calli-Chapter Meetups: TCF organizes regular Calli-Chapter Meetups, facilitating gatherings that bring together calligraphy enthusiasts. These meetups provide an opportunity for artists to network, share insights, and collectively contribute to the growth of calligraphy as an art form.

Calli-Chapter Meetups

Calli-Chapter Meetups: TCF organizes regular Calli-Chapter Meetups, facilitating gatherings that bring together calligraphy enthusiasts. These meetups provide an opportunity for artists to network, share insights, and collectively contribute to the growth of calligraphy as an art form.

Publications

Newsletter

Successfully published 10 newsletters with structured sections for acknowledgment, comprehension, and bulletin.

Guidelines

Successfully published 10 newsletters with structured sections for acknowledgment, comprehension, and bulletin.

Calligraphy Blogs

Successfully published 10 newsletters with structured sections for acknowledgment, comprehension, and bulletin.

Varnawali

A comprehensive handbook for Indian scripts, featuring 10 scripts in a tabular format, published by TCF.

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