The 2017 Winners
15 Arts managers from across South Asia have been chosen as the Fellows for 2017-18. See below:
|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|
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.