Building Culture Stories
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About The Event
What is it like to engage with the Government while working on a heritage site? How does one fundraise and build India's first ever Ceramic Triennale? Can one sustainably build a training school for Drama students in India? Learn about all this and more at Building Culture Stories, ACRI Mumbai Chapter's first ever offline event featuring arts managers and cultural professionals. The ACRI Mumbai Chapter has been initiated in collaboration with Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai.
Join Arts Culture Resources India: Mumbai Chapter on 7 March 2019 at 6:30pm at the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai library for an evening with three arts administrators, former recipients of the prestigious ARThink South Asia Fellowship, who will share their experiences in arts administration with peers, avid listeners, and the wildly curious, both from within and outside the culture sector in India. Catch Anjani Khanna (Curatorial Team, Indian Ceramics Triennale), Preeti Goel Sanghi (Head of Art, Culture and Heritage, JSW Foundation) and Ragini Singh Khushwaha (Programme Director, Drama School Mumbai) talking about everything from fundraising, programme development to dealing with the Government.
About ACRI (Arts and Culture Resources India)
Arts and Culture Opportunities, Residencies, Workshops, Jobs in India, a.k.a Arts and Culture Resources India (ACRI) is a space for knowledge exchange, information sharing, networking and learning for cultural and creative industry professionals in India. ACRI began as a Facebook group to connect people who were looking for job and learning opportunities in the arts and culture sector in India. It now enjoys a strong online presence with over 48,000 members (as on January 2019). Since 2013, it has been run by 7 volunteers who act as moderators of the group. This is a not-for-profit, volunteer-led initiative.
About Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai
Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany and has been working actively in the fields of art, cinema, theatre, dance and literature by supporting programmes, that are interdisciplinary and promote cultural exchange of ideas. It has a state of the art gallery space, which focuses on contemporary art and photography. In 2019 the institute completes 50 years. In each city, ACRI will partner with organisations who will serve as advisory partners and hosts to the chapter sessions. In Mumbai, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai is the partner organisation for this initiative.
About Our Speakers
Anjani Khanna is a ceramic sculptor, curator, and writer. She is an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva. Anjani studied ceramics with Ray Meeker at the Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry and has participated in artist-in-residence programs in the US, Europe, Australia, China and in India. Along with her colleagues, she received a prestigious grant from the India Foundation for the Arts for a collaborative public art project. She has also received a Senior Fellowship from the Government of India and other fellowships in India and abroad. Anjani was a part of the curatorial team of Breaking Ground, the recently concluded first iteration of the Indian Ceramics Triennale. She is also Co Founder and Director of the Contemporary Clay Foundation. Anjani previously worked as Science Editor for Down to Earth magazine, Associate Director at the Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi and with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, Mumbai.
Preeti Goel Sanghi is an architect with experience in design, journalism, teaching, research, development and heritage. She has a Master’s in Sustainable Development from Staffordshire University, UK, and has worked in the building sector for over 25 years. She was associated with the journal Architecture+Design; was Director Projects at the Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI); was consultant to the Vishakhapatnam Municipal Corporation and the NGO Architecture & Development. She currently teaches Allied Design at the LS Raheja College of Architecture, Mumbai and also heads as the art, culture and heritage section of the JSW Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the JSW group of companies.
Ragini Singh Khushwaha is an arts manager and performance-maker. Her background is in Indian classical dance, psychology and communications. Recently she was part of an international fellowship with ARThink South Asia, training as a future Leader in Arts and Culture sector. As an ATSA Fellow, she worked with Punchdrunk, UK. As a performer, she has collaborated with various artists on national and international projects. Her last interdisciplinary performance piece titled Don't f*** with my Unicorn was performed in London. It was selected as a shortlist finalist for the Annual Rich Mix festival. Her documentary, Engayging Lives, portraying queer lives in Mumbai was shortlisted for the IRIS prize. Through her work in education, she has developed and designed programmes for schools and corporate learning using performance arts methodologies. Currently, she heads Drama School Mumbai, Mumbai's premier training institute for acting and theatre-making, as Programme Head. She oversees the pedagogy, operations and marketing.