2017 Winners

15 Arts managers from across South Asia were chosen as the Fellows for 2017-18.

Name Organisation  City, Country
Anuja Arvind Ghosalkar Founder and Artistic Director, Drama Queen  Bangalore, India
Meera Krishnan Senior Programme Coordinator, Prakriti Foundation  Chennai, India
Poornima Sardana Museum Co-ordinator at Indoeuropeans India Pvt. Ltd. for "The River Civilizations Museums Project" New Delhi, India
Preeti Goel Sanghi Architect and Project Head- Art, Culture & Heritage at JSW Foundation Mumbai, India
Ragini Singh Programme Head - Administration and Development, The Drama School Mumbai Pune, India
Reena Dewan Director - ArtsAcre Foundation Kolkata, India
Tanya Nirendra Dutt Manager, Administrator and Coordinator at Art Ichol Maihar, India
Trishla Talera Arts / Managing Director, TIFA Working Studios Pune, India
Mohammad Ali Sheida Director of Rowzana film production Bamyan province, Afghanistan 
Afrida Mahbub Director & Chief Operating Officer, LiveSquare Dhaka, Bangladesh
Behzad Nejadghanbar Director, Emkan Gallery;  Editor, Herfeh Honarmand Quarterly Tehran, Iran 
Samireh Dinari Director of the Artafrynarts and cultural institution for the disabled Bandar Abbas, Iran
Affan Alam Siddiqui Co-Founder & Creative Director - Morango Films, 60 Second Intl. Film Festival, duck. ; Designer & Entrepreneur Lahore, Pakistan
Didar Ali Culture Development Officer, Bulbulik Heritage Centre Gulmit Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Shanika Myriam Perera Graphic Designer; Curatorial Assistan, Colomboscope Battaramulla, Western Province, Sri Lanka

About ATSA

ARThinkSouthAsia (ATSA) is committed to the development of innovative arts and cultural management within the cultural sector, as well as cultivating conversations around the role of cultural policy, the creative industries, and their role in our burgeoning cities and peri-urban areas in South Asia. 

The programmes seek to empower arts managers in the planning and development of sustainable cultural organisations. Arts professionals learn critical management aspects such as strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, digital media, human resources, and financial planning, keeping cultural values as a core of the programme. 

The programmes are aimed at the arts and culture sector in the wider South Asian region – encompassing Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – thereby developing an incredible network of peers across countries.

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