About Different Art Centre

Different Art Centre aims to empower and educate 100 specially abled children with various disabilities -not just intellectual-and expand the focus of training from concentrating on magic to art forms such as music, dance, drama, cinema making, painting and skills in various musical instruments, all blended with a magical touch.

Our Vision
Our vision is to develop a world class art centre, that provides training and opportunities for talented mentally challenged children in our society to showcase their learned skills before wide audience. Different Art Centre strives to enrich the physical and mental development through various art forms with the touch of magic, thereby a supportive environment that will empower differently abled children to stand on their own legs and lead a meaningful life. 

Opening of the Different Art Centre
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan formally inaugurated the Different Art Centre on Thursday, 07 November 2019. He termed the Different Art Centre at the Magic Planet, founded by magician Gopinath Muthukad, as an exemplary model for the intellectual and mental progress of differently abled children. He added that the project has become a proud initiative of the government which has been working on transforming the State into a differently abled friendly one. The centre has developed various platforms to engage 100 differently abled children with autistic disorders by showcasing their talents in music, dance, painting and skills in various musical instruments.

The centre aims to empower these children by recognising and sharpening their raw talents through special and appropriate methods. The appreciation from the audience, reaching the centre from different parts of the world, increases a sense of confidence and better self-awareness of all participants.


The following personalities are the members of our Ethics Committee.

Dr. K. M. Abraham IAS
Chairman
Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council
Government of Kerala
Sri. Biju Prabhakar IAS
Secretary to Government
Department of Social Justice
Government of Kerala
   
Dr. Babu George
Director
Child Development Centre, Trivandrum
Government of Kerala
Dr.Gita Gopal
Former Lead Evaluation Expert, World Bank
   
Dr. Arun B Nair
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry
Medical College, Trivandrum
Government of Kerala
Dr. Leena Sumaraj
Social Scientist
Child Development Centre, Trivandrum
Government of Kerala
   
Dr. Mohammed Asheel
Executive Director
Kerala Social Security Mission
Department of Social Justice
Government of Kerala
Sri. Mahesh Gupthan
Malayala Manorama
National daily in Malayalam
   
Sri. Gopinath Muthukad
Executive Director
Academy of Magical Sciences
Trivandrum, Kerala
Sri. Chandrasenan Mithirmala
Director
Academy of Magical Sciences
Trivandrum, Kerala

STAY SAFE

Aiming to empower and educate

From our guest book

"I congratulate Gopinath Muthukad and his team for exploring the hidden talents of these differently abled children. The use of magic to bring out the inherent talents of these disabled children was a creative way of telling the world that they are not differently able or disabled but specially abled and they could achieve wonders."

Dr. Mohammad Hamid Ansari
Former Vice-President of India

Initial Spark

In 2017, Magic Academy, in partnership with the Government of Kerala and its Anuyatra (Walking together) Program, a comprehensive rights-based life cycle approach in disability management, began its journey to integrate differently abled children into its programs. This paved the way for Magic Academy’s journey towards an inclusive society and towards empowering differently abled community to join the mainstream.

Birth of MPOWER Centre

Inspired by the highly successful performance of the children, Magic Academy decided to establish a permanent performance platform for them -Mpower centre in 2017. This Centre trains and develops their talents, while ensuring life skills to make them more confident and self-aware.

Education for Children

Along with artistic development, DAC has formulated comprehensive learning program that encompasses basic functionalities of learning such as Reading, Writing, Simple Mathematics, Language Development, Simple Matching Exercises, Puzzle Exercises, Simple Sequences and Attention through sound as well as behavioural coaching.

Want to get involved?

You can get involved with the works that we do at the Different Art Centre. From volunteering for a small work to sponsor a project, there are multiple roles that you can play to make a difference in our social life.

IDENTIFY

Our first goal is to identify the differently abled children and their inherent talents.

NURTURE

We apply various methods to enlighten the spark of talent in the identified children and nurture them to grow.

SUCCEED

Along with artistic development, Magic Academy has formulated educational programs for the intellectual development

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