Writing for Young Readers: Opening the Treasure Chest

Offered by Commonwealth Education Trust, this course is for aspiring authors with a passion for writing for young readers. Participate in a dynamic online community of writers as you experiment with your own writing and develop your voice. This course will guide you with a combination of video lectures, online…

NIGHT OF THE YEAR 2020 ONLINE

https://www.rencontres-arles.com/en/nuit-de-l-annee-2020 The 51st Rencontres d’Arles was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the government’s measures have prevented us from organizing opening week’s main event, the Night of the Year.For 16 years, the Rencontres d’Arles Night of the Year has projected around 40 proposals—the festival’s favorite artists and photographers, carte…

Traditions & Transitions:The Kalamkari Through Time, 8 August, 6:30 pm

MAP launches its theme of Creative Connections, with textile artist Renuka Reddy in conversation with researcher, curator and collector Peter Lee. The duo will explore the material histories of kalamkari in the subcontinent, through select works from the MAP Collection, providing insights into techniques, motifs and markets that shaped the evolution of this textile art across different…

Embracing the Digital Space: a two-part online workshop

To familiarise music and dance practitioners/teachers/organisers with digital platforms and possibilities of the digital space, India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) organised a two-part online workshop titled Embracing the Digital Space facilitated by Keerthi Kumar. With assembly and physical contact remaining out of bounds for a while now, artists are seeking to…

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS ​GOETHE-INSTITUT FELLOWSHIP

For more information visit here. The Goethe-Institut, the documenta archiv and the Kunsthochschule Kassel (University of the Arts Kassel) /University of Kassel are launching their joint fellowship program for international young scientists and researching artists and curators at the documenta Institute.  Twice a year, starting in October 2020, one fellowship…

Inlaks India Foundation’s 2021 Fine Art Awards

The Inlaks India Foundation is inviting applications for the selection of Inlaks Fine Art Awards 2021. The award is intended to help young artists in their formative years to develop their creative talent. It provides financial assistance to enable them to work independently anywhere in India.  Award Information   The Award…

Ink — Sjón Emergence Magazine Podcast

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1JxpgHEuw2GiRkf1xuUt7o?si=dpIkKe2TQpqQlEVHSZ6-eA Episode DescriptionWe commissioned four authors to approach the theme of apocalypse through fiction, from the perspectives of past, present, and future. Our second installment, Ink, is a story by Sjón, an Icelandic poet and writer. He is the author of The Blue Fox, From The Mouth Of The Whale,…

Call for participation – City of Ladies documentary

AN INVITATION ...TELL ME SOMETHING THAT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU! SOMETHING YOU WISH THE WORD COULD HEAR A SENTENCE, A SINGLE WORD, A REFLECTION... LINK TO PARTICIPATE https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebj2LB05Ka0zcKhknmVObNbR12FwnsnUkmtt-v2maPlRuDYA/viewform?usp=sf_link Pandemics happens roughly every century. The Black Death resulted in a shift in the world view of people in 1400 Italy and…

MAP Talk: Breaking the Fourth Wall | 25 July | 6:00 pm

<https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/L7-MGWt8S2WXrnN0WjudJehIjizJuoZ7IWQKNU7TXp1ULh4CpI4L1ia5beQN75V37JCQCZ6fnij63uFUrxArDyuW8UgYzlctt8eTV3jPQkS_xH0zkUl1u51dvOB3YfQisGcVCxUJJrppRG0=s0-d-e1-ft#http://content.etapestry.com/etapdndcontent/etap-MuseumofArtPhotographyMAP/c_header3.jpg>Breaking the Fourth Wall: From Witnessing to ParticipationMarina Abramović in conversation withNikhil Chopra <https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/sqjx5MNao4cbZh_pAbKoZksQxThTiyfsY99pA6YPl6-KH5YoB13kpvXDfCKcmD9Nk-e_REnzfk6F4yPNnq68Cg5yIQFLpmSxWspF4F666wNZkGy4JKZODCSZaYbwRzfwRryQyP7u-A0=s0-d-e1-ft#http://content.etapestry.com/etapdndcontent/etap-MuseumofArtPhotographyMAP/marina.jpg><https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/ROJ4Qea-qr6SMVBZSZA6OdSkDdug8SiJp8YEsZs2xrFsf2D8rfIXNOhJF3PMUXAAqpYs2bNsF2ZBAaRv85CjGqIIAV91gOIYCN87uAm304OfSBKhU57VTac7kY-dmwkWSBFbynQ_JLY=s0-d-e1-ft#http://content.etapestry.com/etapdndcontent/etap-MuseumofArtPhotographyMAP/nikhil.jpg><https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JytQcArPlXnz_guFiSSpTi52Y-k9ky7gAebDBJAIZapJnwglYMTC-nnvl88tUx-NuXlIobaDWFuo_w=s0-d-e1-ft#http://content.etapestry.com/spacer.gif>________________________________25 July, 6 pm |CClick here to register________________________________The ‘godmother of performance art’, Marina Abramović burst onto the '70s art scene with cathartic performances that pushed the envelope on spectator participation and personal safety in unexpected and unprecedented…

From Real to Remote – Goethe Institut

https://www.facebook.com/events/608308080065087/ IRL: From Real to Remote | Cultural Management in the Digitalverse We invite all cultural professionals in India dealing with adapting, managing and promoting projects and performances online. The struggle to find a balance between analogue and digital or offline and online has many aspects and this session will…

Platform for artists

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCgD0J3JVot/ If you create any kind of artsy products and have an online catalogue on a website or other online portals already, please share us a link to your work, pictures of the product and also description about the products on hello@pfaindia.com with the subject line 'Products for Virtual Flea…

#CinemaOfResistance Weekly Screening – ‘Had Anhad’

#CinemaOfResistanceWeeklyScreeningThis week we present Shabnam Virman’s Had Anhad (Bounded Boundless-Journeys with Ram and Kabir). In these deeply polarised times when the politics of hate reigns supreme, what can contemporary India learn from Kabir who declared that he is neither a Hindu nor a Muslim?  Online screening of the film Had…

Chennai Photo Biennale Newsletter

Chennai Photo Biennale NewsletterVolume 2. Issue 7. July 2020.<https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/r-zJ-u25FPG7ORVAIR2cRD4N2wXIKaZWbZZQ-gKRswH3jZNZMt5rJexfLiVDqwIU8K7xXr7VCcwu6PewWBPVypm419y0lyQZEBB47AOM7iDd19Zm423R-qlFgpBM7AVAgyvgGIscBAYkpesNstujekW0Y3XXOw=s0-d-e1-ft#https://mcusercontent.com/a5497b1cecbf1799150a42735/images/3f1b3fc4-f5b9-49f2-ac2a-1a306e1ef37f.jpg>IMAGINING THE NATION STATE - OPEN CALL Currently open opportunity for resident photographers and lens-based artists from India and Wales. CPB Foundation in collaboration with the Diffusion Festival-Wales with the support of the British Council and Wales Arts International is inviting proposals from…

Beyond a Witness: Photography and social justice

Beyond a Witness: Photography and social justiceSebastião Salgado and Shahidul Alam in conversation with Nathaniel Gaskell  https://youtu.be/p_ruLN-dggg In keeping with its Art as Witness theme, MAP is pleased to present acclaimed Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist, Sebastião Salgado in conversation with the well-known Bangladeshi photographer and activist, Shahidul Alam. Moderated by the Museum's…

Goethe on Demand

GOETHE ON DEMANDIn cooperation with Film galerie 451, the Goethe-Institut presents an online streaming programme called Goethe on Demand. It contains an exquisite selection of films that is free of charge on Vimeo until 31 July 2020. https://www.goethe.de/ins/in/en/kul/sup/vim.html

Edible weed Walk

Edible weed Walk launches today it's YouTube channel explaining it's vision. Please do visit the video, like (or dislike), subscribe to it, and share widely to spread the word :https://youtu.be/d94sx5neSkg We will periodically post more videos of virtual edible weed walks and will daily post in the linked Facebook page…

Alliance Francaise – webinar on alternate cinema

The network of Alliance Francaises in India invite you to a discussion on alternate cinema. This webinar features film enthusiasts and experts who have been paving the way for alternate cinema in India in the past decade. They will explore the contours of the current landscape and attempt to identify…

Transparency collective exhibition at Centre d’Art – postponed

Transparency collective exhibition at Centre d’Art  We would like to inform you that, due to the actual uncertain situation, the collective exhibition Transparency will not take place in September, as planned. Transparency is postponed to April 2021. Therefore, the artists who want to participate have time to submit their work…

Co-operative Art production fund by Experimenter

https://experimenter.in/labs-generator.html Generator is a co-operative art production fund created by Experimenter in collaboration with its artists and friends. The fund will award several production bursaries of varying amounts through the year towards the realisation of artists' projects.  Open to all visual artists, irrespective of medium of practice. There are no…

Neekoee Foundation – grants for young artists

We are delighted to announce two new grants for young artists in the field of visual and performing arts. The inimitable artist Sharmila Saman and Amitesh Grover will be mentors for these young artist grants by Neekoee Foundation, an organisation that has been supporting the arts and is run by a fabulous human being.•Proposals for…

History for Peace Journals for Free Download

History for Peace Journals for Free DownloadThere’s a world of difference between the truth and an understanding of something. Can we ever find out the truth about the past? This is a very, very difficult question, because ideally what it means is that you go into the past . .…

Quirky artist-created activity packs:

During the lockdown, FirstSide invited well-known artists to contribute art activities to their "Art is Where the Home is" project. Meant for all ages but especially for children. https://firstsite.uk/art-is-where-the-home-is-programme/

NEEKOEE FOUNDATION: ARTIST GRANT

Offers 2 grants for 1.5 lakh each to artists using the medium of painting, sculpture, theatre, video, photography, sound, performance, software/code, dance, public sites, internet, or any other. To know more visit https://www.facebook.com/neekoeefoundation/

NILA HOUSE JAIPUR: NAVRANG CHALLENGE

A nationwide competition inviting all artists, artisans and designers for creating handcrafted posters to communicate health and safety measures that prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Posters should be made using any craft technique (example: embroidery, applique, hand painting, collages et) and available materials at home. To know more, visit…

PRO HELVETIA NEW DELHI: NOW ON

Now On is a grant open to literature, visual arts, dance, theatre, design and interactive media, music, and interdisciplinary. The proposal can come from an individual artist or a collective or an arts organization. The last date is 12 July 2020. To know more and to apply, visit https://prohelvetia.in/en/dossier/nowon/

Learn Bellydance online

https://essencebellydance.com/en/signup FREE BELLY DANCE CLASSES Online at  https://essencebellydance.com/ with varying durations and levels.

Applications are now open for the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation 2020 grants program.

https://www.elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation.org/ ________________________________ The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant is one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists, as well as one of the most substantial. It is one of the longest standing, with an illustrious history of recipients spanning more than half a  century. It is also unique…

Gaga dance classes online

https://youtu.be/cEQ712Gb7F4 Gaga classes online: Live-streamed on Zoom from Tel Aviv and New York. Multiple classes daily, 7 days a week. Donation-based. These energetic classes offer a framework for people to connect to their bodies and imaginations, experience physical sensations, improve their flexibility and stamina, and enjoy the pleasure of movement. https://www.gofundme.com/f/gaga-online-classes-2

Ethno Hope Sessions

Ethno Hope Sessions: Since the lockdown began, musicians from all over the world have been stepping up and offering teaching a song from their country live on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Ethno

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

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…

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…