Serendipity Arts Foundation is an arts and cultural development foundation which aims to promote and support all kinds of arts as a part and contributor to the society. It functions with an “aim to promote new creative strategies, artistic interventions, and cultural partnerships which are responsive and seek to address the social, cultural and environmental milieu.”
Once a year, Serendipity Arts Festival transforms the space in Panaji, Goa, into a carnival showcasing contemporary arts and culture, with various exhibitions, performances and other kinds of immersive arts. The Festival is one of India’s biggest multidisciplinary arts initiative curated across seven disciplines – craft, music, theater, dance, culinary arts, visual arts and photography.
The festival saw a very acclaimed and successful edition last year in December 2018. This year, the festival will be on its fourth edition and it is scheduled to run from 15 – 22 December 2019 in Panaji, Goa.
“The Fourth edition of the festival will continue to engage diverse audiences from Goa and around India. […]Conceived as a long-term platform creating tangible change across the country’s cultural landscape, we aim to make the arts inclusive, educational and accessible.”
Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Founder, Serendipity Arts Foundation,
This years line-up of curators include –
Music: Aneesh Pradhan and Sneha Khanwalkar
Craft: Pramod KG
Theatre: Atul Kumar and Arundhati Nag
Dance: Leela Samson and Mayuri Upadhyaya
Culinary Arts: Rahul Akerkar and Prahlad Sukhtankar
Visual Arts: Dr. Jyotindra Jain and Sudarshan Shetty
Photography: Rahaab Allana and Ravi Agarwal
There will also be a range of special projects across disciplines curated by HH Art Spaces, St+art India Foundation, Vishal K. Dar, Vidya Shivadas, Anurupa Roy and Nancy Adajania, among others.
The Festival continues to collaborate with key cultural institutions across the country, with project partners this year including Institut Français (India), Pro Helvetia and Neemrana Music Foundation, to name a few.
“We are excited to once again be working with such a high caliber selection of curators on our main programme and special projects. Our diverse programme celebrates the rich artistic heritage of India and the subcontinent and will offer an immersive, experimental and inclusive festival for audiences from all over India.”Ms. Smriti Rajgarhia, Director, Serendipity Arts Foundation