The engagement of ARCH in design projects and programmes has progressed towards consultancy and concept development for industry through its Design and Development Project Consultancy Cell which extends to the turnkey implementation of projects in the areas of Visual Merchandising, Exhibition Design, Interior Design, Jewellery Design, Lighting Design, Product Design and the Development of prototypes in Apparel, Textiles, Crafts and Accessories, Furniture etc. The Project Consultancy Cell offers a comprehensive range of well designed support services to its partners including Govt. agencies, Not-for-profit / Corporate institutions grassroots Micro Enterprises and provides dedicated business solutions to suit the mounting aspirations of its clients.
ARCH, in collaboration with various Industry, Government and Semi- Government bodies is actively involved in conducting Design Intervention / Knowledge Dissemination and Training programs for Artisans, Designers and Women towards skill development and encouraging entrepreneurship. More than 2500 people have been trained under these programmes to date.
Arch Conducted a 'Craft Souvenir Development Workshop' in Colloboration with Access Development Services
FDCI is the apex body in the field of fashion design in India and to work for the development and growth of the fashion design industry. ARCH is the Institutional Member of FDCI.
Over the years Fashion Design Council of India has worked to provide a platform for Indian Fashion Designers with the aim of promoting Indian Fashion Wear in domestic as well as International arenas. The clear goal is to endorse and encourage designers grow their brands locally and internationally.
Recently, ARCH students got chance to work with FDCI for the India Couture Week, 2015
Since its inception in the year 2000, ARCH has been associated with MSME programs. These Entrepreneurship Development Programs have focused on the fields of Jewellery, Fashion Design, Visual Merchandising, Interior Design, Artificial Jewellery Making, Industrial Motivational Camps etc. ARCH is empanelled with MSME and NID (National Institute of Design) to conduct the DESIGN CLINIC SCHEME for the Jewellery cluster in Jaipur.
The first stage of the scheme involved design sensitization seminar to help develop business through design led intervention. The second stage - ‘a need assessment survey’ was conducted and feedback was given to the participating jewellers. The final stage of the scheme will conclude with a design workshop.
The Arch Academy is conducting Skills Up gradation Programmes for artisans and the underprivileged in Fashion Accessories under the HRD Scheme of the Development Commissioner Handicrafts (DCH), Ministry of Textiles (Govt. of India). ARCH has been sanctioned a five year long Artisans Training Program, by the Development Commissioner of Handicrafts, Govt. of India, under the Human Resource Development through the Established Institutions scheme in the year 2009. The objective of this program was to train 100 Artisans every year in the development of Fashion Textile, Leather, Metal, Wood & Terracotta Craft.
A Terra Cotta Lab, Wood Workshop, Textile Lab and Leather Workshop have been constructed and commissioned to fulfill the purpose. ARCH has successfully completed 4 years of this ongoing training program and trained 300 artisans till now. The nature of work involved the following:
ARCH has conducted several Technology based Entrepreneurship Development Programs sponsored by the DST, Govt. of India, in collaboration with the NGO RK Sansthan. The objective of these programs is to develop entrepreneurial skill among women, students etc. The various programs undertaken have been in the field of Jewellery Design, Gem Identification & Processing, Interior Design, Pattern Making and Garment Construction etc.
Arch has an MoU with the 26 year old Garment Exporters Association of Rajasthan (GEAR) for the facilitation of Industry Exposure/ Internship, Placement, Industry Mentored Real Time Classroom and Industry Design Projects and Industry Visits for its students. Additionally Member Industries of GEAR will participate as Jury members for Evaluation and contribute in the formation of a Board of Studies for Fashion & Apparel.
ARCH is the official Consultant Designer for the complete range of Uniforms covering all cadres for the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation.
ARCH has conducted several programs with RUDA to promote integrated and cluster based approaches for promoting rural micro enterprises for rural artisans in the state of Rajasthan. With a mission to promote sustainable rural livelihoods ARCH has conducted Skill Development Training Programs at Sujangarh (Churu) in the Tie and Dye craft. Cluster Development Programs were conducted at Tal Chapper with 150 women artisans & involved the improvement of product quality and the honing of sales & marketing skills to help improve the sale of products.
With an aim towards accelerating industrial growth in the State through entrepreneurship development and the up gradation of managerial and technical skills, ARCH has conducted various Skill Development Programs in Career Grooming, Screen Printing, Garment Checking Packing etc.
ARCH is also actively associated with other Industry bodies which include the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) and FORHEX. These bodies have assisted the ARCH faculty and students in areas of mentoring and networking. ARCH has assisted these institutions to organize their events and projects in accordance with the fulfillment of their missions and objectives.
ARCH is contributing to the up gradation of skills of Jewellery artisans through the JJADE project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the UPLIFT project of the DELL Foundation through Access Development Services.
ARCH in joint collaboration with Access Development Services, Jaipur and Jan Kala Sahitya Manch Sanstha (JKSMS), is implementing the JJADE Project, funded by SEEP Network, USA. The interventions under the project would percolate down to 20,000 artisans involved in Gems, Metalwork & Lac
It will contribute to the development of Fair Trade Practices and Value Chain addition in the Jewellery Industry with important contributions to the up gradation of skills of Jewellery artisans.
The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, USA is providing funding support for a three year project, “Urban Poor Livelihood Innovations through Finance & Training�? (UPLIFT) to support 10,000 fashion jewellery artisans in Jaipur. ARCH Academy of Design & the ACCESS Development Services, which is implementing the project, have signed an MOU where ARCH will be a partner to implement –