Serendipity Arts Festival returns – bigger, brighter, bolder

New Delhi, May 23
With an all new version, Serendipity Arts Foundation is back with the third edition of Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa to be held between 15th-22nd December 2018. Adding to it will be the second edition of the Arts Spectrum Awards: South Asia (ASASA), which will be hosted along with the vernissage, one day prior to the start of multidisciplinary event on the banks of the river Mandovi in Panaji, Goa.
Celebrating 175 years of Panjim, the 8-day festival will present a phenomenal showcase of eclectic artworks, spread across multiple venues along a 2.2 km stretch. This year, a new set of remarkable curators have lined up to deliver exciting experiences to audiences. Spanning music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and culinary arts, SAF 18 will be an unmissable spectacle of epic proportions. The festival will also address subjects such as arts education, patronage culture, interdisciplinary discourse and accessibility of the arts, among
With a common vision of taking the arts to new heights, SAF has collaborated with Mojarto for the second consecutive year. They will be awarding a new generation of artists who have emerged from South Asia’s unique diversity, under categories such as BREAKING NEW GROUND for Public art projects, TRANFORMATION honors the visual arts, GREAT COLLECTIONS, CREATION honoring the use of traditional methods of textiles, SENSATION for culinary art, CONNECTION: for the performing arts. Winners from these categories will receive a prize of Rs. 6 Lac each.
Commenting on this, Ms. Smriti Rajgarhia, Director, Serendipity Arts Festival/Foundation, said; “We are proud to announce the third edition of the Serendipity Arts Festival. Last year we joined hands with Mojarto NDTV to start the Arts Spectrum South Asia [ASASA] awards which would celebrate talent from across the subcontinent. Following the common mandates between the organisations, these awards hope to celebrate excellence in the Performing, Visual and culinary arts and we are very happy to announce the Second edition of ASASA will take place again at Serendipity Arts Festival 2018.
The festival believes in collaboration and creating platforms to reassert the value of the arts, and we do hope that the second edition of ASASA and the third edition of Serendipity will see a rich gathering of people from different parts of India come together to celebrate the culture of the subcontinent.”
Speaking about the initiative, Tara Roy, Managing Director and Co-founder at Mojarto said, “Our collaboration with SAF has been long-standing. We have successfully acknowledged myriad artists and patrons for their path-breaking presentations. Felicitating them is our way of honoring these creative minds and reflect how art means different things to different people.”
The festival will give a platform to showcase the evolving Art era in South Asia. Practitioners and audiences will get multiple avenues to interact with the arts and with each other on several levels, in an immersive space that seeks to create broad opportunities, promote the exchanging of ideas, and inspire conversations about art as a means to shape public consciousness.

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