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Artist to Entrepreneur - Talk Series

With the rise of neoliberalist economy in last decades, the relationship between the creators and financial means of their art practice has been changed rapidly world-wide. The convention of state of personal patronage for art’s survival has been started finding parallels of art practitioners choosing to create their own economic structure.  While making it means to support their own art practice they also created opportunities for many others across disciplines. Their own unique art creations, each of such entrepreneurs’ path have been different from the other, forging new avenues of looking at the discourse and its impact in the economy of art. 
As a multidisciplinary art and cultural centre, Kolkata Centre for Creativity (KCC) takes great interest in such new developments in Art business to discuss, inform and understand the productive process and methods of economic practices coming out from such entrepreneurial endeavors by Art practitioners. 
KCC’s ‘Artist to Entrepreneur’ talk series, is a series of live conversation in digital platform with artists from all around the world who are creating their own economy.  They ventured into entrepreneurship to support their own practices and in the process created opportunities, organizations, Institutions and festivals in contemporary time. This program is an attempt to understand, share and inspire the dynamics of the entrepreneurial journeys by many such artists and how they plan to respond to the post Pandemic situations, with the interested and aspiring crowd. 

Structure:
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month, 5 – 6 pm
Online on Zoom

Talk 1 
Vikram Iyengar, a dancer-choreographer and curator, heading both Ranan and the Pickle Factory Dance Foundation and the recipient of the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar from the Sangeet Natak Akademi 

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Talk 2 

Vanessa Maria Mirza a Kolkata based choreographer and visual artist and the founder-director of an international dance biennial, the Dance Bridges Festival.

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Talk 3

Sujay Saple, the Artistic Director of Shapeshift, an experimental performance company based in India.

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Talk 4

Jignesh Panchal, a visual artist, gallerist and founder-director of the ZOCA zone of contemporary art.

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Talk 5 

Sally Richardson is an Australian director, writer, dramaturg, art consultant & producer working across various sections of performing arts. The incumbent Director at Steamworks Arts & MAXIMA Circus.

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Talk 6

Dancer, choreographer and teacher Abhilash Ningappa is the founder and artistic director of Play Practice Artists' Residency in Bangalore, India. 

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Talk 7
Amy Russell has taught the Lecoq Pedagogy internationally since her apprenticeship with M. Lecoq in 1997. In 2001, she created a Lecoq-based MFA at Naropa University, (U.S.A.), which she chaired
until 2010.


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Talk 8 

Anurupa Roy is a puppeteer, puppet theatre director and puppet designer. She is the Founder and Managing Trustee of The Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust, a puppet theatre group based in Delhi, India since 1998.  

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