Music classes by Shalini Sekhar

AV ART SERVICE Offers free music classes to Aurovilians, Newcomers, Auroville Children! If you like to sing, Shalini Sekhar will share with you the things she has learnt about a free and relaxed voice, exercises to practice, and songs in different languages. Contact her at write.shalini@gmail.com for online lessons.

India Foundation for the Arts seeking Proposals for Arts Practice Programme

India Foundation for the Arts seeking Proposals for Arts Practice Programme http://indiaifa.org/programmes/arts-practice/request-for-proposals.html The India Foundation for the Arts is requesting for proposals for the Arts Practice Programme to supports critical practice in the arts. The programme is also open to multiple readings of the 'critical' and encourages practitioners to articulate…

Movies from Michele Decoust

To my friends around the PlanetMore than ever, it is urgent to SHARE! All My movies (mainly about ecology of the Earth/Body/Soul- Pioneering Communities such as Biosphere2/Auroville- and Inspired Artists) are now in free access on You Tube.  Nearly all of them are both in french and english version.  Be…

Taking the museum to the people!

WED 27 MAY, 6 PM Taking the Museum to the PeopleAn Online Panel DiscussionMore and more museums are putting together a full range of digitally curated content for people to engage with on various tech platforms. But why is it important for museums to develop virtual access programs for collections? What…

Build your own story – Rashmi

BUILD YOUR OWN STORY along with your friends featuring the characters you choose. AV Art Service offers an online story-building session for children!! For whom: 8-12 year olds When: May 29, Saturday, 11am IST Where: Zoom meeting room The session will be lead by Rashmi, a professional theatre facilitator and…

Ecofemme #MH day 2020

ECO FEMME #MHDay2020 is just around the corner and we are so overwhelmed by the activities that have been scheduled around it inspite of the #covid19pandemic. We're ecstatic!.In the midst of it all, we had the good fortune to collaborate with Skrap , who provide solid waste management solutions, on a whole bunch of…

FREE streaming film, INTEGRAL CONSCIOUSNESS: Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga and how Haridas Chaudhuri brought it to the West

EASY INSTRUCTIONS TO STREAM INTEGRAL CONSCIOUSNESS FOR FREE: 1) Please visit this website:https://integralinspirations.vhx.tv/products/integral-consciousness-sri-aurobindo-s-yoga-andor click on the button belowSTREAM INTEGRAL CONSCIOUSNESS - WATCH THE TRAILER Integral Consciousness is the story of a spiritual philosophy developed by one of the greatest sages of the 20th Century, Sri Aurobindo - and how his yoga was brought to…

The Sketchbook project

An online library filled with complete sketchbooks that artists and people have submitted from around the world. https://www.sketchbookproject.com

A documentary on climate change

A free documentary about climate change realized by the Findhorn Community - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=126&v=YIzDhpx8aqQ&feature=emb_logo

European Film Festival

https://www.festivalscope.com/all/festival/euffestival/2020 Opportunity to register for the European Film Festival (not EUFF) that our headquarters has recently launched. You will find all the details and links below, as well as on our social media handles. Full film details with synopses and trailers can be found on the dedicated website that is embedded in…

Artnet news – artists at home

The art world may be working remotely, but it certainly does not stop. We're checking in with art-world professionals to see how they work from home. Artnet News, May 12, 2020 - https://news.artnet.com/art-world/the-art-world-wfh-sylvie-fleury-1839189

Hope@Home – Concert

Daniel Hope invites artists and friends to his home every day for live-streamed concerts to make it easier for us all to stay at home, and stay safe. So, sit back and enjoy your music! https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/097445-005-A/hope-home/

Goethe on Demand

https://www.goethe.de/ins/in/en/kul/sup/vim.html In cooperation with Filmgalerie 451, the Goethe-Institut presents an online streaming program called Goethe on Demand. It contains an exquisite selection of films that is free of charge on Vimeo until 30 June 2020.

New Storyteller Event with Photographer Roberto Bear Guerra

New Community Storytelling Event with Photographer Bear Guerra“There are two people in every picture," said photographer Ansel Adams. "The photographer and the viewer.” I love this statement. A single photograph can reveal new worlds. It can tell a rich, complex, and often compelling story, providing an artifact for the world. A photograph can also provide a…

Creeva invites you to a happy challenge

CREEVA INVITES YOU to A HAPPY CHALLENGE Paint or use pastels or crayons to make a picture of a place you remember from your childhood. Everyone who would like to do this no matter what age are welcome to do it. Please this size 29 x 21 cm. Or over.…

A month’s worth of free book downloads – Seagull books

We are overwhelmed by your spirited response to our Free PDF Downloads offer. Thank you so much! And thank you also to so many of you who have joined our mailing list. Our regular newsletters and emailers are the best way for you to know about our future free-book offers, special discounts,…

Festival Connections

Hello everyone. British Council India in partnership with The Art X Company is back with our series - Festival Connections. With the COVID-19 crisis uppermost in our minds, we're exploring the large-scale impact it's bringing about in the culture sector in general and the cultural festivals sector in particular. The first of a…

Pinhole Photography Day

The last Sunday of April each year is the worldwide Pinhole photography day.This year is on the 26th April 2020Pinhole photos taken on this day can be uploaded to the pinhole.org site.The Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2020 online gallery is dedicated to Eric Renner, who passed away unexpectedly on April 9. Since…

The Life of a Tree – children’s book

Here is a children's book I put together with Marie Demont. I wanted to have print copies available too but I did not manage the printing before the lockdown. As people are stuck at home it may be a good time to read. The idea with the book is that…

CREEVA invites you to a Happy challenge

CREEVA INVITES YOU to A HAPPY CHALLENGETake any color medium in paint or draw with pastels or crayon your parent's portraits as you wish. Everyone may participate who would like to. Please use a paper or canvas 29 x 21cm or larger. When it is done please send only one picture…

New film on Earth Day

Dear friends,Today is the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day. In spite of the efforts of many people like you all, the earth is in much worse condition now compared to 50 years ago.The documentary film maker Michael Moore has produced and uploaded on YouTube a new film yesterday:…

Music and video from Fertile community!

Sijmen and Tsur know a lot of songs that they learned with Johnny, mostly for plays. When I heard them sing them, I thought of recording them in the studio.Once the can of worms song was in the box, I could picture a music video, and so with the help of the…

Lockdown Blues

Dear Auroville friends, AV Today is calling for creative expressions from the lockdown from Aurovilians, Newcomers, friends, workers. A part of our June-July double issue will feature some of our homegrown responses to this time.So if you have found the muse calling during the quiet time please let us know.…

‘Lockdown Blues’ – Creative Inner Discovery

Creative Inner Discovery is a couching therapy based on the daily practice of self-love and forgiveness. It starts from a simple belief: we were born already divine and perfect but we have forgotten. In that way, through a combination of exercises, applied tools, art games and rituals, Creative Inner Discovery is…

Global oneness project

https://www.globalonenessproject.org/student-projects/student-photography-contest?utm_source=Global+Oneness+Project+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a19157bc26-New+Student+Photography+Contest&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_484790f1e5-a19157bc26-196411401 A student photography contest inspired by the film Earthrise Contest Details Dates: April 1, 2020 - June 1, 2020 Inspired by our film Earthrise by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, we challenge and encourage teens to enter a student photography contest to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Earth Day. The Earthrise photograph was an impetus behind the environmental movement…

Seagull bookstore: A book a day, every day – free downloads

Apart, but not aloneFree downloads—to read on any device—in the time of isolation. To help you stay home and stay safe, Seagull Books offers you a free book a day, every day, from its library of world literature. Here are seven books for this week!Visit the website every week for…

Tulika at home: Book-tivities!

https://www.facebook.com/261456025337/posts/10163547024515338/ Tulika-at-Home!Here’s how Tulika books get new looks and new hooks to bust boredom at home and keep young minds tickled and ticking…Read!Did you know we have over 100 easy to access e-books? Including all the hot favourites! AND not just in English but also in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati,…

The Burke prize

https://madburkeprize.submittable.com/submit The Burke Prize is a contemporary art prize for a new generation of artists working in a world of expanded media with a foundation in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood. Selected by a diverse and distinguished jury of curators, artists, and scholars through an open-call application process, the…

Online stories from Goethe institut

https://youtu.be/OtAmy8CHznY https://youtu.be/7qkaxax5eGY https://youtu.be/ukNkHByc7dw https://youtu.be/cb94L7cD8ms https://youtu.be/joviK86YDaA https://youtu.be/tcEGggsHY04 https://youtu.be/ixuCWfqYHQ0 https://youtu.be/hjFYeWQhElQ https://youtu.be/-M9dDY_rA2Y

CREEVA invites you to a happy challenge

CREEVA INVITES YOU to A HAPPY CHALLENGE Take a pencil or pen and draw the room you live in the way you would ideally want it to look like. Please use a paper 29 x 21cm or larger. Everyone may participate 3 to 100 years old. When it is done,…

WATCH NOW – ONLINE world premiere of ‘STALKING CHERNOBYL: exploration after apocalypse’ by Iara lee

Auroville Art Service and Auroville Film Festival are partnering the screening of this film. TALKING CHERNOBYL: exploration after apocalypse- directed by Iara Lee (a Cultures Of Resistance film)this is a film that examines the underground culture of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, where--three decades after the world's most infamous nuclear disaster—…

AV Art Service – ‘basket’ for the week

BUILD YOUR OWN STORY along with your friends featuring the characters you choose AV Art Service offers an online story-building session for children!!For whom: 8-12-year-olds When: April 4, Saturday, 11 am IST Where: Zoom meeting room Join by registering on https://forms.gle/FBfD2pp1peadMEXe8 by Friday the 17th of April, and we will send you…

AUROVILLE IN THE TIMES OF #COVID19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--HVhnbxby0&feature=youtu.be A photographic reportage by Sri Kolari in collaboration with Auroville Art Service. On 25 March India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has imposed a nationwide lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. This video is part of the project, full story will be out by next…

International Co-Production Fund – Goethe Institut

Reminder! Artists living and working abroad are invited to apply for the International Co-Production Fund together with their partner in Germany. Applications for collaborative projects in music/theatre/dance/performance starting in 2020 can be submitted until April 15, 2020. More information and a link to the application portal on www.goethe.de/ikf.

The Smalls – call out – Documentary filmmakers

Call Out | Documentary Filmmakers https://thesmalls.com/brief/existing-footage-call-out?utm_source=The%20Smalls%20Members%20Marketing&utm_campaign=a4f445adca-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_26_COPY_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cc0ce561f4-a4f445adca-15584185 Client The Smalls Creative brief We are looking for filmmakers and creatives across the globe to help us with our Shooting From Home Project. The project we want to create is inspired by the fact that there are currently millions of filmmakers (like us!)…

Virtual movement sessions CMTAI

Greetings from CMTAI!Hope you all are safe and are doing well. These are challenging and difficult times, but we are hoping that the world will emerge triumphant in this fight against the deadly coronavirus.  We continue to keep registrations open for our Delhi Certificate Course 2020. However, your safety and well-being…

Communities for future Online summit

Summit Package RaffleFor schools, universities and youth groups as well as for EcovillagesDear Friends,Thank you for joining the GEN Online Summit Communities for Future – Our Response for the Climate Emergency. We hope the summit has been insightful and inspiring for you. Our human presence on this planet needs to be…

Kino Kabaret announcement

MMC/CP is happy to bring you... 14 new movies from Kino Kabaret  Kino Kabaret is a challenge to produce a short film within a limited timeframe.  From 4th to 8th April a new Kino Kabaret took place thanks to the Kino Auroville group (a project of MMC/CP). At 4pm on…

Global oneness project

New Event with Filmmaker Jeremy SeifertThis past Thursday, we had a powerful conversation with filmmaker Adam Loften and Mohammed Alsaleh, who is featured in the short documentary film Welcome to Canada. Mohammed, a Syrian refugee who fled violence and imprisonment during the Assad regime, was asked by a participant, "What would you like high…

Lockdown weekend Improv pieces

Now we will count to twelveand we will all keep stillfor once on the face of the earth,let's not speak in any language;let's stop for a second,and not move our arms so much.It would be an exotic momentwithout rush, without engines;we would all be togetherin a sudden strangeness'The IInd Lockdown…

Kolkata centre for creativity

Very happy to be inaugurating this new online series initiated by Kolkata Centre for Creativity. Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 5pm ISTJoin us online @ https://us04web.zoom.us/j/663569672More details here - https://bit.ly/2RcJoq4

TIFA 2020 is now open to submissions

TIFA 2020 - NOW OPEN TO SUBMISSIONSEarly Bird Deadline: May 31stThe 2020 edition of the Tokyo International Foto Award is now open! We are looking for talented photographers from around the world who want to have their work recognized and get connected to new audiences and new eyes in the…

Virtual tour of The Japanese garden of peace, Auroville.

https://youtu.be/1OH6t363mDg Dear Friends and Family,I hope each of you are in Good Health and Peace during this difficult and intense time in the world.  Here in Auroville we are under lockdown like many of you around the world, doing our best to keep everyone healthy and calm despite the fear…

Art and history from JSTOR Daily

https://daily.jstor.org/why-modern-women-got-all-colonial-in-the-1920s/?utm_term=Why%20Modern%20Women%20Got%20All%20Colonial%20in%20the%201920s&utm_campaign=jstordaily_04022020&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email https://daily.jstor.org/was-modern-art-really-a-cia-psy-op/?utm_term=Read%20More&utm_campaign=jstordaily_04022020&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email https://daily.jstor.org/pompeii-mania-in-the-era-of-romanticism/?utm_term=Pompeii%20Mania%20in%20the%20Era%20of%20Romanticism&utm_campaign=jstordaily_04022020&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

Bolshoi Theatre

A rare opportunity, don't miss it! The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia announced that for the first time in the history of the conference, many classic opera and ballet performances (called the "Golden Series") were broadcast livestream on the theater's Youtube channel for everyone to watch for free On the first…

BUILD YOUR OWN STORY along with your friends featuring the characters you choose: Online story-building session

BUILD YOUR OWN STORY along with your friends featuring the characters you choose AV Art Service offers an online story-building session for children!!For whom: 8-12 year olds When: April 4, Saturday, 11am IST Where: Zoom meeting room Join by registering on https://forms.gle/FBfD2pp1peadMEXe8 by Friday the 3rd of April, and we will send…

Roger Harris leaves his body, 30/3/2020

Roger Harris          This is to inform the community that our dear and long-term friend and brother Roger Harris (USA) left his body today at the age of 64 in his Prarthana apartment at 4.45am due to advanced lung cancer. Close friends that had been with him the days before, described…

Platform for Artists

https://www.pfaindia.com/ TOI The above article was featured in Times Of India yesterday. We did not want to divert the attention of people from #JantaCurfew and so decided to not post it on Sunday.  We are completing three years as a community in April 2020, we never thought of celebrating in such pandemic…

Some interesting online resources to browse through while at home!

https://www.gutenberg.org/EbooksSince March 18, UNESCO has made the World Digital Library freely accessible. It is available on the Internet (now finally reachable!) Through the sitehttps://www.wdl.org.The World Digital Library project has been launched since 2009, with the aim of "promoting international and intercultural understanding, expanding the volume and variety of cultural content…

New webinar this Tuesday with Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger

Original artwork by Ariel Burger from the folktale "Sara Chana at the Tip of the Church Tower."  New Webinar This WeekThis past week we hosted a webinar, "Learning and Teaching from the Heart in Troubled Times" with myself and Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger on the Share My Lesson platform. We were pleasantly surprised…

A virtual tour of ten amazing museums!

1. Pinacoteca di Brera - Milano https://pinacotecabrera.org/2. Galleria degli Uffizi - Firenze https://www.uffizi.it/mostre-virtuali3. Musei Vaticani - Roma http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/it/collezioni/catalogo-online.html4. Museo Archeologico - Atene https://www.namuseum.gr/en/collections/5. Prado - Madrid https://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/art-works6. Louvre - Parigi https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne7. British Museum - Londra https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection8. Metropolitan Museum - New York https://artsandculture.google.com/explore9. Hermitage - San Pietroburgo https://bit.ly/3cJHdnj10. National Gallery of art - Washington https://www.nga.gov/index.html

Indian Classical Music Concert

Bharat Nivas presents Indian Classical Music Concert by Uday Bhawalkar accompanist on Pakhwaj : Sri Pratap Awad Wednesday February 16th, Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, 8.00 pm and Saturday February 19th, Aurodhan, Krtashray Aurodhan Gardens, Pdy, 8.00 pm Time duration - 60 to 90 min

Creeva’s schedule for March

Center for research Education Experience in Visual Arts  Art activities scheduled for March 2020. Monday - A. Sathya 9486145072 - An approach to to watercolour through landscapes - 5-7pm Thursday (5,12,19th) - Helgard 9486534326, 0413-2622427- Express your inner with colours - 5-7pm Saturday - Lakshay  9810052574- Figurative life drawing -…

Analogue Photography Workshop in Auroville

The Photography department of Centre d'art at Citadines is in the process of establishing a darkroom for analogue photography. And will be commencing monthly workshops which will be open to all.Those interested kindly contact: http://centredart.in/contact-us/ with subject: Analogue Photography Workshop or email: centredart@auroville.org.inWorkshop faculty will be Sasi, photography teacher from Future School. --…

Ingénieur au pays des pharaons?

Ingénieur au pays des pharaons ?  Depuis 1996, sur le site archéologique appelé Bubasteïon, (proche de la pyramide de Saqqara - roi Djozer, 2600 BC) ont  été découvertes de nombreuses tombes datant du Nouvel Empire (XVIII et XIXème dynastie – env 1300 BC), Alain Zivie (CNRS), fouille ce site depuis plus…

Screening of film – EVER SLOW GREEN

Venue: Centre d'Art, CitadinesDate: 19 March 2020Time: 5.00pm to 6.30pm Christoph Pohl grew up in Germany. He studied media technology engineering and worked in video and film post-production in Hamburg and Berlin before moving to  Auroville in 2008. He established brainfever media productions in 2011 and worked as Technical Director…

HCL Grant Edition VI Symposium – CSR for Nation Building, Pondicherry

HCL Grant Edition VI Symposium - CSR for Nation Building, Pondicherry Date: 6th March, 2020Venue:  Seminar Hall, Department of Earth Sciences, Pondicherry University Organization: HCL Foundation Event Date: 6th March, 2020 Location: Pondicherry The HCL Grant Pan-India Symposiums is an effort by HCL Foundation to bring together NGOs, Government, corporates, and…

Crowdfund for remembering Veenapani festival 2020

Dear Friends, Our heartfelt thanks to all our friends and families who contributed towards our crowdfunding campaign for our Remembering Veenapani festival 2020. We have only 20 more days left and still a little more fund to gather to achieve the final target of 6 lakhs. We hope that those…

Shock of the New – episode 4 screening at CREEVA

Dear All, Kindly share our film screening announcement in upcoming news. Screening of the BBC Documentary at CREEVA Studio, Creativity Community on 3rd March (Tuesday), 6 - 7 pm. “Shock of the New – Episode 4: Trouble in Utopia ” The Shock of the New is a 1980 documentary television series…

Events at Bharat Nivas

Dear Friends of Bharat Nivas, INVITATION:We are happy to share with you the Cultural Calendar for the month of March 2020. (See attached document).In addition, we resend the poster image of the present ongoing Exhibition of Kalakendra. A reminder to say, it will be open till 29th February 2020. Announcing the Next…

Swaraj and Sarvodaya Confluence

Dear friend,You are warmly invited to the confluence some of us are organising in Auroville. The invitation and brochure are attached to this email. If you would like to register, please write to ir@auroville.org.in and please share in your circles.Warmly,Sangeetha

Kal Aaj aur Kal

Dear all, Arpanaa is delighted to bring Kal Aaj aur Kal, Bollywood audiovisual  show by Shashank and Sampada from Pune. The contact with artistes has been facilitated by Yogini.  Please join us at SAWCHU, Bharat Nivas on Friday at 7:30 pm. The show will go on for 1.5 hours.  Looking forward to…

Abstract paintings – The Synthesis of Yoga

Roof studio presents Abstract paintings - The synthesis of yoga.  All are welcome!!! Venue: SAIIER Conference Hall Date: Saturday 14.3.2019 Time: 3 - 4 pm Please do not hesitate to contact Ivana/Roof Studio if you have any inquiries. Mob. 7094344154, email: ivana.frousova@yahoo.co.ukPhoto credit: Sven

Surya Performance lab

Surya Performance Lab, Auroville is looking for a manager.Surya Performance Lab is an Aurovilian dance theatre company with artists who are fully dedicated to research for new dramaturgy in performing arts.  It is based in Auroville in partnership with Ritam and Barbara Paschinger.This professional dance theatre company works under Auroville…

Our Cashew story – let’s change the ending together

Presents a proposal for the distribution of  "Our Cashew Story"Lets change this ending together, pesticide free...42 min Documentary by Serena Aurora <https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/DlU61Vv4Bo8EEZHaNiY8Bgq9xQKHmu3UcMrBL6WF_IlHW5pyfhzD7sDc-K9Bx-plpMyDfPiP2vlQ2bcHtnjV_BRr3AZaGjpBNHPZ--dp3cZzZC5HpuFNM2D4Syramlw7MhmzdOrKEEnm_462bZco9ebc_L5XwS-K1TQ=s0-d-e1-ft#https://gallery.mailchimp.com/961b12b2ef22c41bc0e726ede/images/f7689390-cda4-4abc-8a51-5d3a3a2342c5.jpg><https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/AGIFb8gOocshuCulWwKYx0wJDyFYFZ2MBA9Njuwqgw4Xmp17nTK42Oea9LVhZv3iRdvvJHrnnzKlMAXRolVBJ76Eg5RjF_dKDTbjVljdira4W7PhV1_d339JQC-o0JlUANXSI5zyEHCG2OcSFnAAfhisuL6WEQ=s0-d-e1-ft#https://mcusercontent.com/961b12b2ef22c41bc0e726ede/images/17043914-c2b1-45a1-8ba3-848bbbab6a4d.jpg><https://ci3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/tfxfPFSo4eCuBhcS61IWIPry2KdV1Xc1BfVAMIEuHBP_1VH0CUeOX-FMoZ2uuLE8o8aI152BWs3Js0S399H5fMPpQVyVF7m2FltP7pT7K9e65tPS-VWUwjxvReJW1KH9iVc-6czOTKcVDUG-_ktpNkWCeTjFMaV6UfxCiuRThlg=s0-d-e1-ft#https://mcusercontent.com/961b12b2ef22c41bc0e726ede/video_thumbnails_new/fc039d83eb73ffb211862fe98e0efffe.png>"Our Cashew Story" official Trailer 2020 ________________________________ In a world where we are increasingly disconnected from our food, this short film (42 minutes) titled "Our Cashew Story" explores the cashew…

The call for entries for 16 International Film Festivals – in Jaipur India by JIFF is now open!

<https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/eS-YMoxpTAhYn5dx6RzQpVyWWGD4voJBXcKe-H8DyzxlTeQqyrJRsNYK_sX8sXwlPOCTgifJ2NG48apsIOCO2IOFVsCt9GS9_bHGzrXqOzEt0I9WgbcTrBG9Bm-H0Ri9p5zPvHdMTwvsndRy6DDrTEcjvLT-Lr4eOBmPHXw=s0-d-e1-ft#https://storage.googleapis.com/ff-storage-p01/invites/logos/000/101/891/original/16_FF_logo.jpg?1582526984>16 International Film Festivals - in Jaipur India by JIFF has invited you to submit your work via FilmFreeway!Accept Invite Dear Filmmakers, The call for entries for 16 International Film Festivals - in Jaipur India by JIFF is now open!WELCOME YOU at Sixteen International Film Festivals-16IFF A special, unique spectrum…

A BODY FOR THE SOUL / The City the Earth Needs / EXHIBITION

Dear Friends, You are warmly invited to the opening of a long tem exhibition dedicated to the city of Auroville that starts on Tuesday, February 25th, at Unity Pavilion and, to the Birthday Dedication session on February 28th.We wish you a fabulous birthday week. Come and explore! Best wishes from…

Pancha Bhuta performance at Bharat Nivas

Dear Friends,We will be very happy to have your presence on coming Tuesday 18th February at 8 pm at the Auditorium of Bharat Nivas. We thank you for spreading this news to those who love Indian culture and particularly graceful and energetic Odissi performance, a choreography on 5 Elements -…

RELIEVE YOUR SERIOSITY!

Wed. Feb. 19th@ CRIPA - KALABHUMI, AUROVILLE 9 am - 12 pm Have fun and learn:Self-care through laughter, music, juggling, and play to use laughter and play as a tool for healing to stimulate creativity and imagination through play to lower stress How MeDiClowing is now a career and being used…

Centre d’Art – Exclusive preview

Disappearing  professions in urban India -  A people’s history of water Clare Arni 22nd February - 14th March 2020 From February 22 to March 14, the Centre d'Art Citadines will present two important series of works by Clare Arni, an English-born photographer who settled in Bangalore. Clare, who left her…

BORN IN FIRE – ceramic exhibition

*BORN IN FIRE*Brief Ceramic ExhibitionDate: Monday 24th FebruaryTime: 3 to 6 pm onlyVenue: Savitri Bhavan (the right wing called 'Reading Room')Anagama Gathering. Artists from India, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, France came together to fire an Anagama kiln. In this short event we would like to share with everyone the sweat and…

Online Art Contest – ORA 2020

Greetings from Team ORA, we would like to introduce ourselves as Mojarto.com, one of India's biggest online art platforms. We are proud to present the biggest Online Art Contest - ORA 2020 which is open to emerging and professional artists and comes with attractive prize money of up to Rs. 10 Lakhs and benefits as below. Selected…

AMERICA ONE CELEBRATION

29-2-16 --- 29-2-2020. The First Anniversary of laying the stone at the America Site .Music-incense-flowers-poems and our traditional Chocolate´s America Cake. Come and join us feeling the Krishna Light coming once more in Auroville ! At the America Site( opposite the Matrimandir ) Saturday the 29th Feb at 4.30 p.m.B.and…

This month at Indianostrum Théâtre

Dear Friend,After hosting more than 130 theatre practitioners from all over the world at our theatre for the third edition of Ecole Nomade, a theatre workshop conducted by the Ariane Mnouchkine and the team of Théâtre du Soleil last month, we are geared to welcome our audiences whole of this month. Kira…

Film screening

Screening of the BBC Documentary at CREEVA Studio, Creativity Community On 23 February (Sunday), 6 pm. “Shock of the New – Episode 2: The Powers That Be [Shapes of Dissent]” The Shock of the New is a 1980 documentary television series written and presented by Robert Hughes; its combination of…

Auroville Papers – Exhibition

Dear Friends, Just as explorers report regularly on their journey, just as scientists give regular accounts of their research, from time to time the craftsmen of Auroville Papers like to share with others what they have discovered in their voyage through the world of paper. Just Paper is one of…

Paper Making Workshops

A general introduction to the ancient art of paper making. Learn how to turn plants and weeds into pulp, and out of that pulp make your own ecological hand-made paper.  This workshop is aimed at introducing participants to the ancient art of paper making. Participants will be instructed on how…

An Art Space on the Aura network

An Art Space on the Aura Network The Aura Project Team is working on an alternative economy project through an online platform https://aura-auroville.network In the network, they have a dedicated space for artists called “Art Space" where artists can expose their work and potentially get donations through “Auras”. What is an…

USOVERA photo and mask exhibition

{ True Face } Photo & Mask Exhibition & Fundraiser Venue: International Space at Bharat Nivas Premiere: Friday, January 31st 3pm-5pm Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm Ends: March 6th 2020 Masks by CENTOCANI Photos by Sri Kolari, Elisa & Igor Since the beginning, masks have been built and used by…

VAST – a contemporary dance theatre performance

INVITATION to VAST performance Surya Performance Lab, Auroville Date: 12 & 13 February, 2020 Time: 8 pm Venue: Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India, Auroville Dear friends, Can your platform announce our show on your weekly newsletter and your monthly calendar for February? After the great success of the show…

Touching Base with ATB

Inspirational quotes;To the body there are valuable and unknown treasures, in all its cells, there is an intensity of life, of aspiration, of the will to progress which one does not usually realize.                                   …

Genius Bothers Present: The Three Suitors of Princess Pour Tous

Performance at Kalabhumi Genius Brothers Present: The Three Suitors of Princess Pour TousHear Ye, Hear Ye!Let it be known to all, both far and wide,that the travelling players three,The Genius Brothers, shall enact a performance of the great classic:The Three Suitors of Princess Pour Tous!WHEN: 8pm, Friday February 7WHERE: Kalabhumi AmphitheatreFind thyself there…

IAPAR International Theatre Festival 2020

Announcing the "Open Call" for the IAPAR International Theatre Festival 2020.  Wars and dissent, political hegemony, migration and instability, smothering of expression and artistic endeavours and many such agencies, are making ours a polarised world. No ready answers and solutions are available, to vent the unrest and dichotomy of thoughts,…

Creeva: Film Screening

Screening of the BBC Documentary at CREEVA Studio, Creativity Community On 9 February (Sunday), 6 pm. “Shock of the New – Episode 1: Mechanical Paradise” The Shock of the New is a 1980 documentary television series written and presented by Robert Hughes; its combination of insight, wit and accessibility are…

Grant India- Ireland

A grant to finance cultural and art  projects in partnership between India and Ireland https://www.britishcouncil.in/programmes/arts/opportunities/india-northern-ireland

Pro Helvetia New Delhi – Swiss Arts Council: Call for residency applications

https://prohelvetia.in/en/dossier/residency-2021-call-for-applications/ Pro Helvetia New Delhi - Swiss Arts CouncilInviting artists and cultural practitioners in the areas of performing and visual arts, literature, design, and interactive media to apply for residencies being awarded by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. A residency for Swiss artists in South Asia ( to India, Bangladesh,…

Exhibition “NOTES ON THE WAY” by Pierre Legrand

Dear Friends,  We at Centre d'Art, Auroville invite you for an Exhibition "NOTES ON THE WAY" by  Pierre Legrand  Exhibition Opening 1 February 2020 at 4.30pm to 7.00pm at Centre d'Art, Citadine, Auroville. Exhibition from 1 Feb 2020 to 18 Feb 2020. Gallery hours: 10.00 am to 12.00 am & 2.00…

You are invited! ART FOR LAND comes to Pondicherry with 2 not-to-be-missed exhibitions starting this week.

"Touching a rainbow" By Usha Patel Art for Land 2020 was inaugurated on January 11th by the Honourable Dr. Kiran Bedi, Lt. Governor of Puducherry at the Unity Pavilion in an inspiring atmosphere of both beauty and united aspiration.  Now, two not-to-be-missed associated exhibitions are kicking off in Pondicherry this week for ART FOR LAND in association with Auroville…

F.L.Y Art workshop by TED BARR

We are glad to inform you that Ted Barr from Israel would be coming to Auroville next week and would be holding his F.L.Y (Find Life Within You) workshop & Talk to interested participants at our studio space ART BRUTE. About the Artist - Ted Barr is an established transformative artist,…

Exhibition ‘Emptiness’ Centre D’art

We at Centre d'Art invite you for an Exhibition of V5 painters Ezhilarasan, Venkatesh, Danasegar and Sridhar present at the Centre d'Art Citadines their new exhibition entitled ‘Emptiness’. Opening 11 Jan 2020 at 4.00pm - To 7.00pm at Centre d'Art, Citadine, Auroville. Exhibition from 11 Jan 2020 to 28 Jan 2020.Gallery…

Open call for Artists – Centre D’art

Open call for Artists for a group exhibition in September 2020 at Centre d’Art, Auroville on the theme of transparency SUBMISSIONS Centre D’art is pleased to accept submissions on the theme transparency. Artist explores the idea of transparency and how it manifests and shapes individuals, societies, religions, and politics. The exhibition…

Art for Land Exhibition is in full flow at Unity Pavilion

Painting by Pierre Legrand, Auroville ACRES FOR AUROVILLE & LANDS FOR AUROVILLE UNIFIED ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE       ART FOR LAND - “Beauty for a Cause” A collaboration of Unity Pavilion, Aurovillle Art Service, & A4A - for Auroville’s Missing Land At the Unity Pavilion until February 21st, open daily from…

Emptiness – A painting show

EMPTINESS                                         Centre d’Art Citadines, AurovilleFrom 11 to 28 January 2020, V5 painters Ezhilarasan, Venkatesh, Danasegar and Sridhar present at the Centre d'Art Citadines their new exhibition entitled ‘Emptiness’.A title that is both a declaration of intent and a challenge. Is there, indeed, a more extreme mission for a visual artist than…

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS UMRAO SINGH SHER-GIL GRANT FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS UMRAO SINGH SHER-GIL GRANT FOR PHOTOGRAPHY(Image of Umrao Singh Sher-Gil)The Sher-Gil Sundaram Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the fifth edition of the Umrao Singh Sher-Gil Grant for Photography. Recognizing the need to enable Indian photographers to produce and share their work in their lifetime, SSAF has pledged…

Bamboo Center Newsletter

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Open call for Artists – Centre d’art

Open call for Artists for a group exhibition in September 2020 at Centre d’Art, Auroville on the theme of transparencySUBMISSIONS Centre D’art is pleased to accept submissions on the theme transparency. Artist explores the idea of transparency and how it manifests and shapes individuals, societies, religions, and politics. The exhibition hopes…

Talk by Sushil Pandit

Talk by Sushil Pandit (visiting guest Scholar from Delhi)  Friday, 3rd January 2020  Venue: Bhumika Hall, Bharatnivas.  Time: 4 pm  Theme  "Kashmir-the Lost Paradise?" Sushil Pandit will speak about Kashmir’s civilizational connect with the rest of India. It refers to old lores and ancient texts which could be called ‘pre-historic’…