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Reeling in the Arts - 22 July, 2021

Presented by ACRI Pune Chapter

Reeling in the Arts

22 July, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm IST | Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic had a sustained and substantial impact on the arts and cultural sector across the world. The organisations involved, though profoundly affected, attempted to uphold their mission and innovated to provide access to cultural activities to the community. Over the past 1.5 years there has been a collective effort to pivot programming and survive these unpredictable times with minimal resources. The end of 2021 brings us new hope and possibilities for an art filled future, hopefully. To discuss reopening strategies and coping with lockdown fatigue, ACRI Pune hosts TIFA Working Studios touched base with fellow arts spaces from around the city.

Executed in a Q&A format, the hosts asked participants to share their learnings for each of their questions. This helped diversify the voices and opinions in the session.

The questions ranged from, “Did you host any digital events in 2021?” to “When do you see yourself starting to do things again, produce and put-up works?” and “What can we do as a community to collaborate and move the audience? What are the other formats of events?” among others. These questions opened up several discussions which covered:

  • Exploring new avenues in social media with resources directed towards recording and post production;

  • Being selective about what to give online and offline, content and concept wise;

  • increased rate of digital fatigue and slow yet steady rate of interest in in person events;

  • Cross collaborations amongst artists and space providers such as galleries, campuses etc.;

  • And a hybrid format for events. For online events, small groups and higher rate of engagement and interactions, and for offline events, tight precautions which are situation dependent.


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