"Working with Rashmi, Padmini and Kavya has been delightful. They are professional, extremely knowledgeable, and have delivered a useful and wide ranging piece of research in challenging circumstances. The aim for the research was to learn more about the publishing and translation sector in India, and its connections to the UK, which we have certainly been able to do. But the process of carrying out the research has brought up so much more and added so much to our understanding of the nuances of the Indian publishing sector. I’m very grateful to ArtX for their hard work and generosity of expertise. I would recommend them to everyone."
- Harriet Williams - Literature Programme Manager - Arts Group, British Council
"Working with the Art X team has been incredibly productive and useful. Successful projects can only come together when the research is thorough and accurate. The Art X team has been extremely diligent and professional in their attitude, methodology and the final work produced. Our research concerned the levels and consistency of design and technical training across the country and what could be done to create opportunities to develop, upskill and sustain practices in the cultural sector. The research was conducted during the height of the second wave of the pandemic - perhaps the most challenging period of the past 18 months. The team was sensitive to this and prioritised quality over time and money spent. It is always a pleasure to work with people who care as much about your project as you do. We will be working with Art X again on this and future projects."
- Bruce Guthrie - Head of Theatre & Film - National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai
"Working with Rashmi and Lina has been a pleasure. In a research project into skills requirements in the cultural sector, they demonstrated a good understanding of the sector and broad network of contacts to reach out to. Each member of the team provided a specific expertise and this was made clear from the outset of the project, making it helpful for understanding the team dynamic. They were able to deliver within a tight timeframe and have been amenable to unavoidable short-notice shifts in the parameters of the project. Overall, they were proactive, understanding of our requirements, and keen to ensure the finished product was fit for purpose. I would certainly recommend the Art X Company to others."
- Erica Roscoe - Research Manager, Cultural Skills - British Council UK
"Rashmi Dhanwani's company, Art X, curated and produced a superb set of ten events to accompany a major exhibition in 2016 at the CSMVS museum in Mumbai: Tabiyat: Medicine and Healing in India. Rashmi and her team not only conceived events - with great imagination and sensitivity - but also expertly managed all logistics, including: liaison with artists and festival directors, technicians, set builders and graphic designers. Rashmi is a good-humoured, astute, creative and tactful arts professional. Her programme of musical and dance performances, stand up comedy, discussions and demonstrations was universally popular. I'd engage Art X again, in a heartbeat."
- Ratan Vaswani - Project Head, Medicine Corner - Wellcome Trust cultural initiative in India
"I have had the pleasure of working with the Art X Company on a number of occasions. The aim was to produce art events at the Piramal Art Foundation. In the short span of a month, they were able to deliver an itinerary of events for us, which were all conducted extremely professionally. With the help of the Art X Company we were able to promote our space and exhibition and host performances and discussions, which were all very well received by the audiences. The team was highly organised, proactive and an overall delight to work with! I think it's safe to say that Art X is the go-to company with regard to curating and managing art events!"
- Ashvin Rajagopalan - Director, Piramal Art Foundation
"The Australian Consulate-General in Mumbai collaborated with Art X to curate a platform that enabled the arts community in India to transition through the COVID-19 imposed lockdown. Art X’s insights about the Indian ecosystem coupled with Australian Arts Consultant, Dr Jo Caust’s global perspective provided valuable opportunities for arts practitioners to upskill, network and pivot their business plans to future proof their careers. We look forward to more fruitful partnerships with the Art X team."
- James Middleton - Vice Consul, Australian Consulate-General in Mumbai
"British Council has partnered with the Art X Company over several years but 2020 was a step change in the collaborative partnership. The partnership worked toward arts and culture programmes to strengthen established and emerging arts Festivals and Creative Economy Research. In response to Covid-19 with Art X we adapted the Festivals Connections project pivoting the face to face sessions online for a monthly series of skills development and networking opportunities with India and UK festivals. The Art X Company are terrific strategic partner to ensure the success of the programmes they are flexible, responsive, agile, creative, innovative and well networked. The ACRI network led by Art X alongside arts and heritage sector networks and the company’s emerging government relationships have enabled the British Council programme to thrive and grow during the challenging year of the global pandemic."
- Jonathan Kennedy - Director of Arts India, British Council
"Its a pleasure to work with Art X company. They have a dynamic team, whose enthusiasm, commitment and attention to detail towards a project is always 100%. They have been a consistent partner of ours, but our most recent association has been on our Culture management in the Digital Age programme. They understood the project and its objectives, worked closely with us to conceptualise the steps for it, create ideas for the different events, and execute the events themselves, without ever dropping the ball. We look forward to working with them in the future."
- Björn Ketels - Director, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai
"From contracting to implementation, The Art-X Company was a pleasure to work with. We produce travel trade events with community-building at the core and infuse the agenda with practical, inspirational and creative content. Without Art-X's knowledge and network of renowned artists and musicians throughout India, our event's cultural focus would not have been as strong for the attendees. We are grateful for Art-X's assistance and support in designing a diverse and culturally educational and inspiring AdventureNEXT India."
- Alice Gifford - Events Content Manager, Adventure Travel Trade Association
"Our experience with the Art X Company and their team has been simply outstanding. The team’s deep knowledge of the Indian Art sector, coupled with an unwavering dedication to understanding our objective, ideating and creating events and research output to achieve those objectives, and then executing it effectively has been the highlight of our experience. The ability to adapt ideas on-the-go, basis feedback is another reason why we were able to reach out to the right audience for our arts management program."
- Sukita Tapadia - Head, Marketing and Corporate Branding at SDA Bocconi Asia Center
"Working with Art X Company was a pleasure. When we had completed two years of the festival, we wanted a holistic perspective on what we had done, and if there had been any impact. Art X Company’s way of working and systems that they employed for the impact study were simple, clean and sturdy enough to extrapolate the information for us to get insights about our own workings. I think their skills are tremendous and Rashmi’s process driven thought process a great asset."
- Smriti Rajgarhia - Director, Serendipity Arts Foundation
"The Art X Company supported us to organise and deliver a series of meetings across the arts and design industry in India. Their extensive knowledge and expertise of the creative sector in India was invaluable in successfully delivering an ambitious project within a tight timeframe. They responded swiftly to any last minute changes and kept daily communications during the delivery, to ensure that everyone in the UK and India were up to speed. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Art X Company, they were very professional and easy to work with. We will definitely work with them again and I am very happy to recommend them to others."
- Shanaz Gulzar - Producer, Manchester International Festival
"It was a pleasure working with the team at ArtX on an audience and membership study. The group brought in its deep understanding of the cultural landscape in India and overseas that enriched the study from the word go. What stood out for me was the amazing manner in which they took ownership of the study, making sure that they delivered quality under the challenging circumstances of the pandemic. The team was goal-driven, insightful, extremely competent and more importantly delivered an output that was actionable.
Thank you, Rashmi, Aatreyee and Suruchi, for your enthusiasm and your generosity in sharing ideas and insights."
- Padma Sinha, Consultant, Chairman's Office, NCPA