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India Arts for Social Change Jam 2017

Event Start Date:
12th December 2017
Event End Date:
17th December 2017
Event Venue:

India Arts for Social Change Jam 2017
Dec 12 – 17, Fireflies, Bangalore

The India Arts for Social Change Jam is a joyful space to find the balance between art and service. India has always flourished in the arts. Over generations, we have had skilled weavers, potters, painters, carpenters, actors, photographers, musicians, storytellers, dancers, writers, and more come from our local villages and cities to build and write some of the greatest works of art in the world. Many of those faces have remained unknown, while some have gained international respect, like Rabindranath Tagore, Ravi Shankar, or M.F. Husain and have used art as a way of expression, communication, and changemaking.

A Jam is a transformative community building event for leading young changemakers. A Jam unites a group of 30 diverse young leaders who are working for a thriving, just and balanced ways of life for all. Participants come together for a week of networking, community building, and to gain support as people and as social change-makers. It is is not about “creating the newest and best coalition.” It’s about nurturing community. It’s about helping you do what you already do even better. It’s about connecting the dots of the youth activist movement. Because maybe we don’t just need better ideas, maybe we need to understand how they’re all connected. Maybe in order to make real the world we dream of, we need to create and nurture deeper relationships.

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Why the event

We are trying to build a resilient network for people who are working at the intersection of arts and social change. We come together to reflect, share our challenges and breakthroughs in our respective work, nurture ourselves, support and inspire each other, figure out ways to be more financially sustainable and find intersections for future collaborations.

Some of the themes that have been particularly reverberant at past Arts Jams are:

Your own story as an artist

How to be sustainable in our lives and livelihoods

What does success look like to artivists

Barriers you’ve encountered as an artivist

How to monetize your art

How to collaborate as artivists in a field that tends to be isolated/individualistic

How to cross-pollinate between different modalities

How do we create a support system that really supports us (friends, family, peers and patrons)

This Jam (including boarding, lodging and tuition) is being offered on a sliding scale, ranging from Rs6,000 to 10,500 to accommodate varied paying capacity of our participants. The actual cost per head, comes to ₹10,500 per head. However, with some fundraising we are able subsidise the cost to give you a choice to pay anywhere between ₹6000 to ₹10,500. We’re offering scholarships, on the basis of work trade, for those who find it challenging to pay the minimum amount. To apply for this scholarship, please specify it in the registration form.

You can find the application form here. You can either fill in the application online or send us your answers in a word doc to [email protected]. Last date for submitting the application is 2nd November, 2017 (check with us as the date may be extended).

Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries. We eagerly look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]



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