Serendipity Arts Festival Goa 2016:
A Selection of Projects Exhibitions & Performances
Serendipity Arts Festival will be a multi-disciplinary arts event set over a period of nine days in Panaji, Goa. Curated by a panel of leading experts from across the arts, this year’s festival will be the first edition in a long-term cultural project that hopes to affect positive change in the arts in India on a large scale. The selection of curators, the festival structure, and the programming itself all represent a sincere effort to address the creative needs, aspirations and potential of contemporary India. Rather than just being a showcase of great Indian art, this festival is a cultural experiment that hopes to, over time, affect the way Indians interact with art on a daily basis by addressing issues such as arts education, patronage culture, interdisciplinary discourse, and accessibility of the arts.
An intensive, exciting programme of exhibitions and performances spanning music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and culinary arts, will be augmented by spaces for social and educational engagement. Practitioners and audiences will be able to interact with the arts and with each other on a number of levels, in an immersive space that seeks to create discursive opportunities, promote the exchanging of ideas, and inspire the youth of India to access and engage with the arts on a greater level.