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About ACRI

About ACRI

Arts and Culture Resources India (ACRI), is a platform for knowledge exchange, information sharing, networking, and learning for cultural and creative industry professionals in India.


As creative professionals ourselves, back in 2013, we realised that while sharing and learning of artistic practice had several avenues, a space for arts administration was missing in India. ACRI was founded as a completely volunteer-led initiative to fill this gaping lacuna within the arts scene in the country, albeit as a Facebook group, Arts and Culture Opportunities, Residencies, Workshops, Jobs in India. 


We have come a long way in the last seven years, and the page now enjoys a strong online presence with over 60,000 members, and our cultural community continues to grow. 


With the intent of strengthening these online interactions, and to address the need for a robust system of arts administration, one which is more structured and focused, we at ACRI conceptualised and initiated ACRI Chapters across cities in India. The Chapters engage with the local community of arts professionals in tangible ways through networking sessions, upskilling workshops, presentations of research and non-artistic, industry-facing work, and capacity building initiatives.

Learn more about our city-specific Chapters here.

Join the Facebook group here.


ACRI is an initiative of The Art X Company



Our city-based Chapters are curated sessions dedicated to understanding the needs and localising the development of an arts administration system and network within the city. The sessions aim to maintain a focus on training, peer learning, and fostering professional networks within the creative community for the management of the arts, and to provide a strong offline platform for cultural professionals across India.

​With our ACRI Chapters we hope to address the cultural ecosystem across disciplines including but not limited to music, dance, theatre, film, photography, visual arts, museums, conservation and heritage management, publishing, gaming, design, literature, crafts, arts services, arts education, fashion, and architecture. With a firm focus on arts administration, the calendar of events will make all reasonable attempts to be inclusive across these disciplines instead of working with a narrow focus on one or a few sub-sectors.

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Mumbai Chapter

Run by the Art X Company, ACRI's Mumbai Chapter was the first to kick off. This one is characterised by boozy evenings and lots of laughs.

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Bengaluru Chapter

Nomadic, a little bit nerdy, and super chill - is how one would describe our Bengaluru Chapter. Run by the Art X Company's BLR team lead, this city chapter was the second to land. 

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Pune Chapter

Pune saw ACRI's third Chapter emerge. This one is all about deep conversations and talking circles, and run by

TIFA Working Studios. 

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Chennai Chapter

SPI Edge brings a whole bag of tricks to the ACRI Chapters family with radical ideas on management, entrepreneurship, and just how to have fun.

Delhi Chapter

Navigating Delhi is no mean feat but Kaivalya Plays' deep passion for theatre and arts administration means that conversations about the city's scene are cued in. 




ACRI works with institutional partners to develop and run projects that focus on capacity building and sector development. Through ACRI's network of cultural professionals and arts organisations, collectives, and companies, we are able to bring together partners and dovetail efforts across creative sectors in different parts of the country. With the core focus firmly on the culture sector, ACRI works closely with initiatives that mirror our vision. 

Learn more about our projects with British Council and SDA Bocconi.

CultureCon is our annual arts management conference, conceptualised and run in partnership with Godrej India Culture Lab


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