UK/ India Year of Culture 2017
Cultural relations between India and Wales are longstanding. The UK/India Year of Culture 2017 presents an exciting opportunity to build on existing and create new relationships through the arts. As part of the partnership between Arts Council Wales/Wales Arts International and the British Council, we launched a joint fund to support new collaborative arts projects between India and Wales.
Research and Development
Two research trips took place in early Spring 2016, with Welsh artists, theatre directors and other creatives visiting several cities and meeting with Indian artists and organisations. Wales Arts Review editor, Gary Raymond, accompanied one of the trips and his blog gives a taste of working in India.
Projects we are supporting
We are delighted to announce the projects we are supporting; it’s a rich and diverse portfolio of high-profile projects that will bring together leading artists and arts organisations from India and Wales. The programme will feature multiple art forms - theatre, dance, visual arts, literature, music and applied arts and craft.
Many of the projects will feature high-profile public performances and live and digital showcases. Others will work directly with communities through workshops and touring. The projects will take place throughout 2017 and 2018.
What we want to achieve
This is an important opportunity for Wales and India to refresh existing relationships, to create new connections and to develop opportunities for new creative collaborations.
Programme of projects: