15th – 23rd December 2023
Serendipity Arts Festival is back with its 6th edition in the vibrant state of Goa. This edition will once again bring together a diverse array of creative energies from 15th – 23rd December 2023. Anchored with the mandate of making art accessible to everyone, the programming of the nine-day inter-disciplinary festival rests on the pillars of creating an environment of engagement, participation and amplifying local interaction, with a key focus on supporting artists and creative expressions from the South Asian region.
The official hashtag for the 6th Serendipity Arts Festival is #CometogetheratSAF, as a sign of celebration and sharing of a vision that has been widely supported.
The curation line-up of the 6th edition brings together a diverse set of individuals. Sandeep Kumar Sangaru and Anjana Somany will be curating the section on Craft. Quasar Thakore Padamsee who curated last year’s theatre section of the festival is back to helm the Theatre segment of the festival that will showcase an eclectic selection of plays.
Food is an indispensable aspect of the festival, and for this edition, Chef Thomas Zacharias and The Locavore Team, will take visitors through a gastronomical journey that ties people and cultures. Bickram Ghosh along with Ricky Kej will curate the Music section with a wide range of concerts covering diverse genres.
Geeta Chandran and Mayuri Upadhya will put together classical, experimental, and contemporary dance performances and workshops. The Visual Arts curators for this edition will be Veeranganakumari Solanki and Vidya Shivadas.
Spanning across disciplines of the Performing, Visual, Culinary and Performance Arts and Craft, this year’s curators will be marrying the rich tapestry of traditional and folk cultures with the contemporary idiom, with an aim to reimagine and recreate a visual vocabulary across the arts.
Spread across multiple venues, important cultural spaces such as the Old GMC Complex, the Art Park, and Nagalli Hills Ground, among others will be home to creative stimulation.
The 6th edition of the festival will also feature a set of special curators including Zubin Balaporia (Music), Elizabeth Yorke & Anusha Murthy with Edible Issues, who be the special curators for culinary arts, while Bhagyashree Patwardhan will return to curate a project around local Goan design practices. There will be additions to the list of special curators closer to the festival.
Along with this the Festival is going to host a brand-new website, which will be the first interface for all festival visitors, this year. The website will carry all information with venue and project details, including the registration links. For ease of navigation at Serendipity Arts Festival 2023 and to manage the itineraries at the festival the website comes with features that one can use to add individual events into their personal digital calendars.