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Friday, August 10, 2018

Arts and culture influencers will come together tomorrow for a conference on building creative industries in cities

Arts and culture often depend on the spaces that allow them to flourish, and tomorrow, Saturday, August 11, (10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.), The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Creative Industries Division and Avid Learning are hosting a conference on the subject. The ‘Smart Cities, Art Cities: A Summit for Building Creative Industries in India’ conference will focus on the state of creative industries in India.

Leading voices will come together to discuss best practices, troubleshooting issues and infrastructure building. Industry experts, policymakers and game-changers will share success stories, examine case-study models and ideate on solutions to the need for education, infrastructure, building ecosystems and improving policies.  

Speakers include Abhay Mangaldas, Heritage Entrepreneur, Convenor of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH);  Ashley Lobo, Founder and Artistic Director, The Danceworx Performing Arts Academy;  Ashutosh Phatak, Founder, True School of Music and Co-Founder, The Quarter and  Smriti Rajgarhia, Director, Serendipity Arts Foundation, among several others. Vinita Srivastava, Joint Secretary and Mission Director, National Mission on Cultural Mapping, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, will also be present.

Asad Lalljee, CEO, Avid Learning, SVP Essar Group, and Curator, Royal Opera House, Mumbai says, “There is a need now more than ever for creative industries in India to garner validity and wider support in order to grow and achieve greater heights…We need to draw our attention to good governance for the arts and through this conference, we hope to open dialogue and affect change on cultural policy, education systems and infrastructure development for the creative sector.”

Sanjoy K Roy, Managing Director, Teamwork Arts, Co-Chair, FICCI Art and Culture Division adds, “It is imperative to explore the synergy between heritage, art, culture within the context of our burgeoning cities and the needs of its citizens to live a balanced life and find an opportunity to explore and maximise their talent.”

Where Essar House - Podium, 11 KK Marg, Mahalaxmi
When Saturday, August 11 (10 am – Registration 10:30am - 5:30 pm)
Contact [email protected] / www.avidlearning.in/ +919769937710 (prior registration required).

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