Baithak Foundation believes that music exposure and education are as important as mainstream education.

Since 2016, we are working towards creating a society with equitable music access and learning opportunities for children from the most marginalised communities.

Welcome to Baithak Foundation!

Music Practice – A Solution for Many Challenges

From increasing stress to increasing isolation, today’s children need an anchor. An anchor that keeps them rooted, energised, motivated, curious and sensitive.

We believe music exposure and training can become that anchor in a child’s life.

Our Flagship Initiaitive: The APT Project

The APT Project (Anubhav > Parichay > Taleem) is a three years long intervention which systematically introduces traditional art forms (vocal, instrumental and dance) to children from marginalised communities.

Step 1 Anubhav: We curate highly engaging concerts in the school to develop liking and appreciation towards traditional art forms.

Step 2 Parichay: We organise participative workshops that introduce basics of art practice to the children.

Step 3 Taleem: Once a week music training to children which equips them to master their chosen art form.

The SoundBox

As the name suggests, SoundBox combines simple instruments and fun activities to engage children with various musical and sound related activities.

Sound is a primal medium of learning, exploration and expression. The SoundBox helps educators to deepen their children’s engagement and understanding of sound as a medium.

The sound box improves listening skills, vocalisation skills, team work and confidence of the children through fun games and activities.

What are the biggest challenges of this century?

How does music help us?

Why is music critical in human society?

Why work with children?

All our work focusses on these three key aspects.

The APT Project

Anubhav ~ Inspire

Parichay ~ Engage

Taleem ~ Develop

Bringing joy in learning spaces since 2016. Currently operational at 40 schools and centers in Pune and Solapur.
To inquire –

Would you like to bring the joy of ITM to children? We need your generous support!

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Pune Kabir Festival

From curating the five main events of the festival to a week-long engagement with schools, educational centers and community spaces to executing a festival that was nuanced in it’s approach – all done with volunteers!
The web page of the festival with full details.

Talking with Tradition

Understanding Traditional Indian Arts

Our annual flagship immersive, Talking with Tradition is not only an opportunity to engage in deeper conversations about arts and art practises but also an opportunity to be part of a collective that is invested in listening and speaking across the tight lines of domains, ideologies and preferences.
Edition 2024 was tried unpacking the idea of Intellectual Property in the context of Traditional Arts.

Tune IN

A series of highly interactive sessions curated for a completely novice audience, focussed on appreciation of Hindustani Khayal and Carnatic Music.
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Curated Concerts

Tastefully and thoughtfully curated house concerts. Every Baithak creates a lasting memory of bonding over great music.
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Baithak Musium

Curated archival material through stories. Listen to exhibitions by young musicians by and a long list of Rāgs and Artists.
Go to Musium!

Bandish Bank Project

A bank of Khayal (vocal) compositions. A project that began in May 2020 to support artists during the global pandemic.
Would you support dialogues and open forums that engage with Indian Traditional Arts? Would you support research that aims to better understand Indian Knowledge systems?

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What’s New?

Our latest book speaks about the life of a disciple with his master. To book a copy click here.
An illustrated book on Pt. Firoz Dastur. To book a copy click here.

Have you checked our exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture?

Connect ~ Attend ~ Enjoy

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