Director- Kolkata Centre for Creativity (KCC), President - ICOM India, Board member - ICOM INTERCOM, Regional Head(ER) - National Arts Council, WICCI Art practitioner
Reena Dewan can most rightly be identified as a committed art administrator and leader who elevated
her work to a level of artistry effortlessly for multidisciplinary and applied art. She has been spearheading many projects in KCC to promote research and development of different disciplines of art that leads to a volumetric and qualitative impact not only in the art field but to the society and young artists & performers.
Reena champions and facilitates Inclusion, Diversity and Gender Equality in Museums and Art Spaces. She is instrumental in launching the first ‘Accessibility Program’ in Eastern India, that forms a bridge between people with special abilities and Arts. She co-convened the first International conference in India on ‘Gender Mainstreaming and Cultural Rights’. She is pioneering social changes creating an inclusive culture in KCC that addresses different abilities & choices, gender & sexual diversity and marginalization of communities through appreciation and applications of art.
Recipient of prestigious fellowships, Australia Council’s International Leadership Program, Art Think South Asia, International Society for Performing Arts and of ‘Emerging Scholar’ award from Ground Research Networks. She is a ‘The Getty Foundation’ Grantee and has presented papers on travel grants in Museum conferences on various international platforms, that gives her vision an immediate global perspective.
Reena is married to celebrity chef Sharad Dewan and they have a daughter Karmishtha.