In a country of 1.33 billion, there is not a single story to reveal India. When was the last time you discovered India through an arts and culture lens? Listen to Arundhati Ghosh, the director of the India Foundation for the Arts as she unravels the context in which artists and cultural practitioners survive and thrive. Over the past decade, India has been through many shifts – economic, political, social and technological. Find out what impact these changes have on the environment and the ways in which individuals and collectives are building solidarities and sustainability.
The story on India by Arundhati Ghosh is one of three videos by international experts who were invited to the first workshop on Arts and Culture Entrepreneurship (ACE), a new program launched by the AFAC in 2018, in partnership with Drosos Foundation, and supported by the German Federal Foreign Office. ACE fosters a collective space for reflection on sustainability and is designed to inspire, invigorate and strengthen small and medium cultural institutions, based and working in the Arab region, and whose initiatives engage with communities. Twenty-four arts and culture institutions will benefit from three cycles during the period 2018-2021, i.e. eight per cycle. ACE comprises entrepreneurship training and mentoring components, as well as an incentive grant for the participating institutions to implement an innovation activity aimed at improving their institutional resilience. Read more on ACE
Stay tuned to the other two videos that will be soon released and that feature Ana Carla Fonseca from Brazil and Mike van Graan from South Africa.