Starting from the 4th of December Serendipity Arts Foundation is pleased to launch a new digital experience called the SA Virtual. The outreach initiative will be spread across two weeks and the programming will be hosted and linked from a specially designed website, serendipityartsvirtual.com which will give free access provided you register.
SA Virtual is an extension of the Foundation’s focus on expanding its digital offerings in the year 2020. The approach also comes from recognizing the Internet as a common ground for daily interactions, in a rapidly changing world. So far, the Foundation has launched several successful digital initiatives, such as SAF x You, the How to…Series, and the Memory Capsule Project. Given stringent advisories on travel and public gatherings by governments across the world, from the early quarter of 2020, the physical edition of the Serendipity Arts Festival stands postponed. However, continuing with the series of digital offerings from Serendipity Arts Foundation, SA Virtual will respond to the internet and its big role in connecting people from across the world and consolidating its offerings, that binds us together. The SA Virtual will turn to the internet as a site in order to forge meaningful artistic collaborations that are hinged on innovative integration of the arts and the digital space, aiming to foster an increasingly open and accessible arts community.
SA Virtual will feature curated projects, performances, workshops, talks, engagement-based initiatives and discourse around the arts. Some of the curators whose projects will feature as part of SA Virtual are Amitesh Grover, Anmol Vellani, Anuja Ghosalkar & Kai Tuchmann, Kristine Michael & Chandrika Grover Ralleigh, Lina Vincent & artistic collaborator Akshay Mahajan, Mandeep Raikhy, Veeranganakumari Solanki, Siddhant Shah and more. All of the featured curators have approached the mandate of curating for an internet-based audience by transcending the traditional silos between artistic disciplines.
SA Virtual will also proactively engage with people from a range of demographics guided by a strong policy of diversity and inclusion and offering a few selected free workshops and conversations. Highlights would include craft artisan workshops including Phad, Madhubani and Gond paintings, guided drawings, inclusive art workshops for children, DIY sensory engagement activities, Kite Making, scroll painting, sanjhi paper cutting, recipes from Goan restaurants and much more! Viewers will also get to attend Zoom Talks and active engagements around the commissioned SA Virtual Projects.
The official hashtag of the SA Virtual will be #PressEnterClick, and the new webpage will carry the essential details about the daily offering.