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The Revolving Door: Diversity and Inclusion in Indian Arts Festivals - 22 Nov, 2019

A Festival Connections event in partnership with Bengaluru By Design

22 Nov, 2019 | 4.00 - 7.00pm at Cowrks, Residency Road


As a part of the British Council's Festival Connections - an Annual Programme of Expertise, Knowledge, and Networking between India and the UK - a series of four sessions were organised across Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai where the focus of discussion was - Diversity and Inclusion in Indian Art Festivals.

In Bangalore, a panel discussion consisting of Ekta Mittal - Co-founder, Maraa Collective, Poornima Sukumar - Founder, Aravani Art Project, Siddhant Shah - Founder, Access for ALL and Suprita Moorthy - Founder, Bengaluru By Design was held to engage with this very critical aspect of festival making.

The session moderated by Dipti Rao, saw the speakers and the audience discuss and debate inclusive festivals, and how we can work together to support the development diverse and inclusive festivals in the country.

You can watch the video recording of the session here.

About Festival Connections: British Council India’s Festival Connections series addresses India’s vibrant cultural festival sector. As a part of the organisation’s activities in the arts, the programme aims to support festival teams through upskilling workshops, peer sharing sessions, and opportunities to connect with the national network of Indian festival managers. Sessions across Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, and Kolkata will explore myriad aspects of the management of a cultural festival through the experience of festival veterans, emerging talent, and creative professionals from the industry.

The Festival Connections Series is presented in association with Art X Company and Arts and Culture Resources India (ACRI). Arts and Culture Resources India (ACRI) a.k.a. Arts and Culture Opportunities, Residencies, Workshops, Jobs in India, is a space for knowledge exchange, information sharing, networking and learning for cultural and creative industry professionals in India. What started as a Facebook group for information sharing on professional and funding opportunities in the arts is developing into a comprehensive online resource for the cultural sector in India. ACRI Chapters in different cities provide an offline avenue for culture professionals to connect and upskill in the sector.


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