The Centre enjoys the advantages of being a self-funded institution. And invests it with the ability to indulge in its value systems and its ideals. Its financial independence gives it the authority to grant scholarships in the areas, which it deems necessary.
Experimental Liberal Education is probably the best way to describe the Centre’s system. Stemming from a deep respect for Art and its study, the formulation of the Centre’s curriculum was drawn up with inputs from various leading personalities from diverse creative art fields.
Occasional seminars which invited participation from painters, sculptors, architects, poets art critics, dance critics, art historians, educationists, industrialists and heads of various prominent institutions served as its springboard. It was decided to make the Centre a catalytic agent for both institutions and students.
Providing them with tools, and access to an environment that would foster the germination of ideas. An environment dedicated to removing as many obstacles as it can from the path of the proverbial ’struggling artist’.
The Centre will soon be starting a performing arts section in the near future in a view to complement the other activities of the Centre. Kanoria views itself as a Centre which has endless growth and limitless possibilities, changing and maybe even mutating into different forms along with time, since the Centre’s core strength is creativity.
And imbibing the essence of different art forms, whatever they may be, will continue to be the life-blood of the Centre. Apart from other related activities as per the prevalent requirements to keep pace with the developing world. The Centre will always continue its work with the commitment of Shri and Shrimati Kanoria of the Kanoria Family Trusts.
Foundation year of the centre : 1983.
Infrastructures / Facilities
Snuggling in a nest of foliage, the Kanoria Institute houses studios, lecture rooms or workshop spaces, a library, a main administrative centre and residential spaces.
Social and artistic disciplines
The Centre has facilities to work in metal, stone, wood and plaster in the sculpture department. The print making department offers equipment for lithography, etching, screen printing, woodcut and linoleum printing.
Ahmedabad Education Society
Urmila and Kailash Kanoria