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India Culture Connects Us

Taking the Temperature Report

British Council, FICCI and the Art X Company launched the first Taking the Temperature Report on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the creative industries in India.

The headlines:

  • MSMEs make 88% of the creative sector; with 32% expected to lose 50% of the annual income in the last first quarter.
  • 53% of events and entertainment management sector experienced 90% of their business cancelled between March-July 2020.
  • 41% of the creative sector has stopped functioning during lockdown.
Read the full report

Launch of Taking the Temperature Report

Barbara Wickham OBE (Country Director India) joined Rashmi Dhanwani (Founder Director) Art X Company and Sanjoy Roy (Co-chair Creative & Culture Industries) FICCI online to launch the first Taking the Temperature Report.

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Socially Distanced Music Festival

Northern Ireland is set to get its first socially distanced music festival this August, Unlocked. Devised by Stendhal Festival, Unlocked’s plans are subject to government’s policy on mass gatherings and aims for audiences of 500 to 1000.

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Dignity for Artisans

Creative Dignity is a movement that has brought together diverse creative producers, practitioners and professionals to energise the Indian craft economy for artisans during Covid-19. Focus is to provide relief, and rejuvenation of the artisans.

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Dara Connects Artists

British Council India has supported the development of Dara since her inception. Dara is an exciting new app to connect artists internationally. The first Dara creative partner is Arts Think South Asia (ATSA) with 250 alumni trialling the online app.

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Chennai Photo Biennale

Chennai Photo Biennale with Diffusion Festival Cardiff launch Imagining the Nation State. Apply for a grant addressing the theme. Winners to be exhibited at Diffusion Festival in 2021 and Chennai Photo Biennale. Deadline is 30 August.

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Celebrating Indian crafts

Watch #CraftingFutures 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 projects using #WhyIMake to start a digital conversation around crafts.

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Thank God for Immigrants by Jatinder Verma MBE

Leading changemaker in the British theatre landscape, Jatinder Verma MBE talks about oral histories, the epics, and his 'strong sense of service' that inspired his activism and theatre making at Tara Arts and the National Theatre through the decades.

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Selector Radio’s Jamz Supernova

"I was all out of words. I was tired, so I let the music speak for me”, said Selector Radio host Jamz Supernova in a blog for our Music website, highlighting several favourites from a recent show by outstanding Black British artists such as Kojey Radical, Nubya Garcia and Tawiah.

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Music Culture in Assam

The Lore project is mapping 100 musical instruments, many of them almost extinct, of the 15 communities of Assam. Lore preserves the heritage of Assamese instruments and music traditions online.

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Les Blancs

National Theatre at Home presents the final play by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Yael Farbar. A brave illuminating and powerful work that confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution.

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Brave New World

Join National Poetry Competition winner, Belfast poet Stephen Sexton in a talk with Elaine Canning on his debut compilation, If All The World And Love Were Young.

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