SERENDIPITY ARTS FOUNDATION
Serendipity Arts Foundation is an arts Foundation that aims to promote new cultural partnerships, creative strategies, and artistic interventions that are responsive to the social and cultural milieu of South Asia. Committed to innovation, the Foundation intends to support, promote, and create platforms for creativity, providing the wider public with a unique source of contemporary art and culture. The Foundation’s programmes are designed and initiated through collaborations with creative partners across a multitude of fields, and are aimed at using the arts as a means to impact education, social initiatives, and community development, with a strong focus on interdisciplinarity.
- Serendipity Arts Foundation is a collaborative platform for the arts that fosters pluralistic cultural expressions, sparking conversations around the arts while also nurturing artistic journeys of emerging artists across South Asia. The Foundation aims to allow for new, sustainable environments for the arts that might effect change and, along the way, alter the way art is conceived and received.
- Create artistic opportunities for emerging artists from South Asia
- Explore and facilitate interdisciplinary practices within the arts
- Create accessible environments through programming
- Encourage community-led and community-engaged learning
- An emphasis on arts education
- Support new forms of art and art practices
- Encourage cultural exchanges
- Foster creative leadership
At Serendipity Arts Foundation, our endeavor is to design and support programmes that respond to ideas of
- Critical Thinking
Key Activities of the Foundation 2015-2017
- Patrons for My East is your West pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2015
- Supported Shahbaz Aman: Malayalam Sufi route, a new trip from Delhi, India Habitat Centre 2015
- Principal supporter for the Delhi Photo Festival 2015
- Funded three folk artists from India to travel to China for residencies.
- Collaborated with Gallery Espace for a cross-cultural travelling project between Sri Lanka and India that ended in September 2016 with an 11-artist exhibition in New Delhi and Colombo titled A Tale of Two Cities.
- Started Music Mapping Project in collaboration with Shubha Mudgal looking at diverse and non-mainstream forms of music across the country as a research and data- driven project.
- Dharti, an artists’ residency based on an open call which encouraged emerging artists to live together in Delhi over a period of 3 months while visiting artist studios and interacting with artists, curators and gallerists. The residency culminated in an open studio exhibition as well as an exhibition at Serendipity Arts Festival in 2017.
- Presented a panel discussion with Christie’s at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, in August 2017
- Collaborated with Asia Art Archive to look at the long-term archiving of performance art, including a workshop event which took place at MSU Baroda in September 2017.
- Supported and collaborated with FICA for Moving Image, a month-long course exploring light, movement, and narrative.