About India-Wales season
India-Wales is a joint initiative between Wales Arts International and the British Council that supports artistic collaboration and exchange between creative professionals and arts organisations in Wales and India. India-Wales supports the broader UK/India Year of Culture 2017 but also extends beyond. There are a total of 15 projects led by individual creative professionals and arts organisations from across Wales in collaboration with Indian partners, to develop and present work across many art forms.
Alan Gemmell, Director India for the British Council has acknowledged the important role such artistic collaborations can play in building relationships between Wales’ and India.
Through our Year of Culture and India-Wales we are doing three things: celebrating modern-day India’s relationship with Wales and the UK; connecting with young people in both countries and seeking to inspire them to build a relationship between India and Wales for the next 70 years. I hope we will also share the values of Wales with people in India creating new friendships and partnerships that stand us in good stead for the next 70 years
Projects we are supporting
We are supporting a rich and diverse portfolio of projects that bring together leading artists and arts organisations from India and Wales. The programme features multiple art forms: theatre, dance, visual arts, literature, music and applied arts and craft.
They are all exciting and innovative collaborations that open up creative dialogue and reach new audiences in both countries.