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India Culture Connects Us

Taking the Temperature Report

Join FICCI, the Art X Company and British Council on Tuesday 7 July from 2.00 p.m.- 3.00 p.m. for the first Taking the Temperature Report on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the creative industries in India. What is the situation now for the creative economy, arts organisations and artists? Register now for the launch of the first research report.

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Belongg Online Lit Fest

Celebrating diversity and inclusion, British Council in India is the culture partner with the Belongg Lit Fest this week. There’s a packed programme of film screenings and panels including writers' sessions covering utopian and dystopian futures and the migrant experience through literature and reading.

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Why I Make?

British Council’s #CraftingFutures programme has commissioned six short films celebrating craft and design from around the world. Alongside the release of these films, we’re asking people in India to share their own craft projects using #WhyIMake to start a digital conversation around crafts.

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Chennai Photo Biennale

Recipient of the British Council India-Wales Connections through Culture award, Chennai Photo Biennale and Diffusion Festival Cardifif, launch 'Imagining the Nation State'. Photographers can apply for a grant addressing the theme. Winners will be exhibited at Chennai Photo Biennale and the Diffusion Festival in 2021. Deadline to apply is 30 August.

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We collaborated with The Queer Muslim Project to celebrate LGBTQI+ creativity in queer festivals, nightlife, theatre, dance, visual arts and literature during the global Pride month with an eclectic mix of film screenings, discussions and live performances from India and the UK. Check out the fabulous artists works on our Insta Highlights and posts.

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WOW Global 24

Check out the fabulous sessions with wonderful women writers, scientists, environmentalists, mountaineers, artists and business leaders from across India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal at the WOW Global 24 festival.

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Designing Cultural Spaces

Join Avid Learning for a fascinating live masterclass about the various nuances and skills for designing cultural spaces. The session will be led by the Head of Siddhartha Das Studio and Vice-Chairman, JD Centre of Art, Siddhartha Das.

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Webinar on Digital Futures

British Council with Arts & Culture Resources India recently focussed on Digital Futures & Alternate Revenue Models with speakers from Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, Under 25 and British Council Sub-Saharan Africa sharing insights on digital creation, distribution and consumption.

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Artists Emergency Fund

The StayIN aLIVE community is Kommune, Big Bang Music, Insider, OML, Tabhrasa, Shark & Ink, Kwan. Tarsem Mittal, Unmute, Art X Company and Priyanka Khimani. They’ve partnered to set up the Artists Emergency Fund for gig workers in India during Covid-19.

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Being Black & Creative in Scotland

Insightful interview with the BBC into Tomiwa Folorunso and her experience of being a successful writer living in Scotland. Folorunsco creates from her experience of being black in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter.

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Transmission Gallery, Scotland

Alberta Whittle is an artist based at the Transmission Gallery in Glasgow - an artist run creative hub. Transmission works with artists in the production of exhibitions, events, exchanges, residencies and publications.

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Artist Sekai Machache

Sekai Machache is a visual artist and a founding member of Yon Afro, a collective of black women artists in Scotland. The collective focus on their experience of being black.

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