The Pomegranate Workshop

Creative Energies At Work

The Pomegranate Workshop is a 15 year old Mumbai based arts education company.

After 14 years of being in physical classrooms, Pomegranate successfully migrated with great efficiency and success online in 2020 to continue delivering our services seamlessly during the pandemic and we are now a 100 percent online company with the same quality standards we have maintained for 14 years!

In 2012 Pomegranate was selected through an international call for applications as a mentee company of the UK based Cherie Blair Foundation helmed by Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Selected as a ‘standout’ performer by the Cherie Blair Foundation in 2013, Pomegranate has been featured as a case study in a research report and film presented at the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Annual Conference in Glen Cove, New York.

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Cherie Blair made a visit to The Pomegranate Workshop in 2014 and interacted with the team, workshop participants as well as parents of participants.
Pomegranate has delivered programs from pre primary to grade 12 across schools and boards of education covering over 20 schools on a sustained basis through the academic year and thousands of students.

Pomegranate’s student films have been screened at over 15 International film festivals and garnered prestigious awards and Pomegranate Theatre production Antigone 2.0 was selected in the top ten theatre picks of Mumbai by the Mumbai Theatre Guide in 2016
Pomegranate has extensive experience in working with children from all demographics ranging from International
Baccalaureate Schools to Schools following Madrassa education. The programs are delivered in multiple languages.

Pomegranate has been working with:

International Baccalaureate Schools: Ascend International; Aditya Birla World Academy; Nahar International, D Y Patil International School, Worli; D Y Patil International School, Nerul; Fazlani L’Academie Globale, Don Bosco International School, The French School of Mumbai

ICSE and CBSE schools : The Somaiya School, The Lodha Group of Schools, MSB Education; Shishuvan; India First Foundation School, Karjat; Nirja Mody School, Jaipur

Mumbai Municipal Corporation schools:
Pomegranate has developed curriculum and trained facilitators through RPG Enterprises Corporate Social Responsibility program, for Municipal Corporation run schools in Mumbai

Pomegranate affiliation with Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (Industrial Design Center, IIT Bombay)

Pomegranate has a tie up with the Bamboo Studio incubated by IIT Bombay, helmed by Prof A G Rao who spearheads the team which conducts art and science based workshops for Pomegranate.
The Childrens Film Society of India, under the aegis of the Union Ministry for Information and Broadcasting engaged Pomegranate exclusively for conducting all workshops in film making, scripting and animation at the prestigious Biennial International Childrens Film Festival of India (ICCFI) for the three consecutive festivals in Hyderabad in 2011 and 2013 and 2015.
In July 2014, Pomegranate’s adaptation of the classical Greek play Antigone was selected by the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, one of South Asia’s largest multi venue cutltural centres and performed at the prestigious Godrej Theatre as part of NCPA’s Zest Youth Theatre initiative.
  • Feeding Diversity – Special Jury Mention ICFFI 2017
  • Feeding Diversity – Longlisted at Oberhausen 2017
  • Drum Roles - Bollywood International Festival 2017 (Los Angeles) – Award Winner, Best Short Film
  • Drum Roles-Show me Justice Film Festival 2017 – Semi-finalist in the High School Student Category
  • Drum Roles – Screened at the Ringerike International Film Festival Norway 2017
  • Feeding Diversity – National Childrens Film Festival Jaipur 2016
  • The Silenced Siren - Winner of The Golden Elephant for Best film in Little Directors, 19th ICFFI 2015

Silenced Siren - Special Jury Mention at The Langesund Film Festival, Norway 2016

  • Silenced Siren - Special Jury Mention at Kala Ghoda Bombay Shots, documentary short film competition. 2016
  • Universal Multicultural Film Festival 2017, Los Angeles
  • International Children’s Rights Festival 2017, Turkey
  • The Fredrick’s Film and Music Festival 2017, Fredrick, Maryland
  • Silenced Siren - Selected for screening at the IAWRT Asian Womens Cinema Festival 2016
RPG Enterprises (Curriculum development and facilitator training for their CSR program – ‘Akshar’ which runs across municipal schools in Mumbai)

Union Bank of Switzerland(online programs for employee families, 2020)
CRED – Credit card aggregator platform – Online workshops for members, 2020
Australian Consulate General, Mumbai – Online literature festival, spoken word poetry camp and two sets of STEM modules one with Australia’s apex National Science Research organization – 2021 to 2021
L&T Insurance (Specialized creative writing workshops for the marketing team)
Rustomjee Builders (dedicated workshops for residents of Rustomjee developments)
IL&FS (Story and Creative writing sessions for children of employees)
Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Mumbai (Art sessions for copywriting and visual design team)
S P Jain Institute for Management studies (Creative problem solving for students of the S P Jain Entrepreneurship program)
Juhu Gymkhana (Magic Reading Room for Members children)
VIDYA – NGO that works Municipal schools in Mumbai
Muktangan – NGO that runs several municipal schools in Mumbai
Ecole Mondiale World School
Aditya Birla World Academy
Shishuvan School
Online Teacher Training Module – CBSE
India Habitat Center, New Delhi
Epicenter, Gurgaon
CSMVS (former Prince Of Wales Museum, Mumbai)
Mohile Parikh Visual Arts center at NCPA which works with a network of 20 NGOs.
Each One Teach One, NGO
Tulika Publishers, Chennai
Young Zubaan Publishers, New Delhi
International Childrens Film Festival of India

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
Equal Streets, Bandra
Bandra Fest
Navi Mumbai Fest
Times Worli Festival
DNA YA Childrens Festival