The presenters have generously contributed the resources to support the VAICA festival.
Comet Media Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded with the aim of building a space where creative persons could research and make meaningful educational communication materials on science, technology, culture and education, to foster social change and a sustainable future. The group creates learning experiences through interactive knowledge festivals, holding workshops, making films and forming partnerships with groups working in communities.
Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation (JNAF), draws on one of the richest private collections of art in India, some 800 works collected between 1968 and 2001, to promote the knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary Indian art. The collection reflects the complexities, the vitality and crucial phases of development in modern Indian art history. The JNAF stimulates educational pursuits, research and intellectual inquiry drawing on this resource.
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) is a private museum exhibiting modern and contemporary works from India and the sub-continent, established at the initiative of art collector Kiran Nadar. The KNMA intends to exemplify the dynamic relationship between art and culture through its curatorial initiatives and exhibitions, school and college workshops, art appreciation discourses, symposiums and public programmes. It is focused on fostering a museum-going culture in India.
THE PARTNERS IN MUMBAI
The partners have hospitably opened their exciting cultural spaces for the VAICA events.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), formerly the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is a cultural landmark of Mumbai city. Founded in the early 20th century, today it receives some 2,500 visitors daily, the number doubling on holidays. Going by the dictum “standing in the present while exploring the past, and thinking about the future”, its curators mount changing exhibitions and conduct exciting programmes to orient children to history and culture.
Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai or Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany and has been working actively in the fields of art, cinema, theatre, dance and literature. It supports interdisciplinary programmes that promote exchange of cultural ideas. The institute offers German language courses, translation courses, has a library of research material on German culture and society, an auditorium and art gallery.
G5A Centre for Contemporary Culture is a non-profit organisation, that supports contemporary art and culture, good governance, and sustainability. Based on the belief that art and culture have the power to ignite change for the better, it seeks to challenge people to think critically, creatively, and courageously. Through a series of diverse projects, G5A pursues their commitment to nurturing a vibrant, safe, and inclusive platform that encourages creative expression.
The Godrej India Culture Lab is a fluid experimental space that seeks to cross-pollinate ideas and people to explore what it means to be a modern Indian. The Lab acts as a catalyst to challenge existing notions and encourages dialogue and experimentation. The team curates a wide range of imaginative cultural programmes – be it thematic pop-ups, film screenings, exhibitions or discussions – to expose people to diverse ways of thinking.
The Festival Finale will be held at the Godrej India Culture Lab: screenings, a panel discussion, followed by refreshments.