Our belief is that engagement with the arts is essential not only as a tool to facilitiate critical engagement with others, but equally importantly, as a means to better understand oneself. Crucial to this process is the intellectually driven approach of actively conceptualizing, applying and evaluating information. At SAF, we aim to explore such processes of critical thinking in cultural and educational contexts.
Junoon is a theatre and arts organisation committed to unleashing the power of the arts towards building a vibrant, compassionate and just world. In order to bring access to the multiplicity of performing arts across the length and breadth of the country to the youth of India, Junoon works with professional artists to create a unique school offer, ‘Arts Encounters’, which share the delight, and magic of diverse Indian performance forms. Each encounter is a journey into the heart of an art form practiced in India.
As part of SAF’s ongoing efforts to programme and participate in educational events, SAF, Christie’s, and BhauDaji Lad Museum collaborated to host a series of panel discussions focusing on art, architecture, and institution building in post-independence India. These enriching discussions took place over the course of an afternoon, and the topics covered included talk on the Progressives, on Modernist Art and Architecture, and Corporate Collecting and Institution Building in and since the 1950s.
The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art and Serendipity Arts Foundation will come together to collaborate on two exciting art workshops for children – Anatomy of a Dot and Stories on the Wall. The workshops are designed to explore the notions of picturesque Goa, the postcard version of the state as a dream tourist destination against the lived realities and personal experiences of the place that the children have. The children will be encouraged to explore the spaces around them and form their own narratives, and share their visions and expressions of the city.
FICA, in collaboration with SAF, invites young artists to a six week course beginning September 11, 2017. The proposed, full-time course is designed for young artists looking to closely engage with experienced practitioners and explore diverse mediums and materials.