Gudi Samskruthika Kendra
Districts : Shimoga
State : Karnataka
Gudi Samskruthika Kendra was started by Ekbal Ahamad and Tajuma Ahamad- renowned theatre personalities in Karnataka as a centre for the development and promotion of art, theatre, handicrafts (terracotta jewellery, ceramics and readymade garments from handloom cloth in rural areas) and other art forms. The centre located in Shikaripura, Shivamogga district has an amphitheatre and a 150 seater auditorium where plays by theatre troupes located across Karnataka are hosted.
The centre also has a livelihood centre for the women of Shikaripur town. The centre makes apparels and home linen, as well as brick kiln fired terracotta and ceramic jewellery. The products made by the artisans at the Kendra are displayed and sold at Gudi Heritage Hut located in Basavangudi area of Bangalore.