Santiniketan Society of Visual Art & Design

The Santiniketan Society of Visual art and Design is a non profit organisation dedicated to the development, research and promotion of arts, design and other allied subjects. 

From Secretary desk

SSVAD is a non profit organization dedicated to the development, innovation and research in the field of visual art and design. That apart the centre is also designed to support folk and rural art development, publications of books, journals, folios, cards on arts, art club for young artists, designers, art historians, archives, museum, art fair etc. Interactive sessions are always appreciated and encouraged among the artists of multiple genres including local talents, art lovers and fresh graduates.

One of the major ideas behind the formation of SSVAD is to build a meaningful space for creation, without the boundaries of an institution – and provide breathing space for free thoughts and experimentations. The centre provides a regular studio space, library, seminar room, art gallery, guest house and other related facilities around the area of thirteen thousand and six hundred sq. ft at Sonajhuripalli in Santiniketan.

Jogen Chowdhury


Explore SSVAD


  • Exhibitions, workshops, art fairs
  • Artist’s Residencies
  • Seminar, Lectures
  • Study and research in art and design
  • Interactive sessions with artists from India and abroad
  • Theatre, Film shows and performances


  • Art Gallery
  • Working Artists’s Studios (Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture/Ceramics)
  • Open Air Theatre
  • Library and Archive
  • Guest House
  • Cafetaria

Art residency

SSVAD offers art residency opportunities to artists from other states and countries. Studio space and accommodations are provided with minimum charges (details on enquiry). Artists can avail the facilities of the centre and work with the artistic ambience of the place. As it is located in Santiniketan, which has a large community of artists associated with Visva Bharati, the University founded by the great poet and philosopher, Rabindranath Tagore.

Up Coming Events

18th to 30th


Young Santiniketan Artists’ Exhibition 2019

See Poster and download Application Form by clicking hereSSVAD EVENT 2019

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