VM Centre for Traditional Arts (VMCTA) is a not-for-profit project in Pakistan founded by the Rangoonwala Foundation. Inspired by the country’s artistic practices and rich cultural heritage, VMCTA’s goal is to revive traditional art forms and techniques while also promoting their relevance to modern-day Pakistan.

To ensure the quality and sustainability of the project, VMCTA partnered with the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts in London to establish the programme. VMCTA provides a platform for local artists and craftsmen to showcase their skills locally and potentially at a global level.

The vision of VMCTA is to empower local artists to champion the traditional art forms of Pakistan on a global stage. Highly-skilled tutors conduct research on traditional techniques and teach these methods to students. VMCTA aims to build a pool of highly-skilled artists in Pakistan who can contribute to the restoration of historical monuments and cultures, attracting tourism and creating employment opportunities for local craftsmen.

VMCTA operates out of the Rangoonwala Community Centre in Karachi. Courses are taught by experts in various traditional art forms such as Islamic geometry, ceramics, textiles, woodworking, painting, and manuscript illumination. VMCTA caters to all levels of skill and experience.