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Arts Manager

I am an arts manager trying to explore the intersection of data analytics and arts, media and culture.

My questions lead me to look critically, and sometimes emotionally, at the traditional thru contemporary performing arts, crafts, story-telling, culinary and visual arts, including ways to present them.

As I peer at these ongoing pursuits, I could see the patterns, ideologies and barriers that are emerging and breaking constantly and exploring possibilities to break the biases. It has been a work-in-progress to question, learn and unlearn constantly.

Arts Manager

DakshinaChitra Heritage Museum

Nov'20 - Jan'22

Intern-trained-Program Officer

Program Officer

My role included curating, communicating with resource poeple, registration, promotions, execution, and documentation of events.

Between July & December 2021, I hosted

  • 20 online sessions,

  • 24 events at DakshinaChitra and

  • 2 virtual exhibitions.

The festivals that were hosted were

  • Aadiperukku and Ayyannar Festival

  • Book Launch - A Potter's Tale by Tara Books

  • Onam Festival

  • Madras Day Celebrations

  • Dussehra Festival

  • Hung-up on Handloom

  • Gond Narratives (Programs)

  • Gandhi Jayanti celebration

  • Deepavali Celebrations

  • World Heritage Week Celebrations

  • Christmas Celebrations

  • Village Festival

Internship (training for Program Officer)

In my internship, my core focus was to learn the role of the program officer on the job and take it once the internship was over.

By December 2020, I started getting trained hands-on for

  • Virudhu 2020

  • Village Festival

  • Pongal Celebrations

  • LangFest

  • Utsavam

  • Virudhu 2021.

For LangFest, my role was more comprehensive, from creating promotion plans for Type2021, fundraising, budgeting, day management, mailing the participants, taking care of volunteers, managing food, and handling social media and online events.

Feb'22 - Aug'22

My role included creating a database of potential donors with research, project management tools, and proposals for grants.

AM - Resume

Science Gallery Bengaluru

Development and Operations Associate

Arts Manager
Freelancing (longer engagements)

Mental Wellbeing with Prakriti

Mar'20 - Oct'20

My role included conceptualization, planning, organizing, execution, marketing & catering to digital scene during the pandemic

LES SOUFFLEURS in Bengaluru Poetry with Prakriti

Oct'19 - Feb'20

My role included planning the logistics, communications, PR and on-ground support for hosting 9 French Performers across 8 venues in Bengaluru.

Scottish Dance Theatre in India
Pre-pandemic promotion

Jan'20 - Apr'20

My role included marketing and promotion, setting up application and review infrastructure.

Prakriti's Excellence in Contemporary Dance Awards
Edition V

Jan'20 - Apr'20

My role included planning and executing logistics (food, travel, accommodation) for over 80+ participants, jury members and presenters; rehearsal scheduling; and overall management of the awards.

Arts Manager
Freelancing (shorter engagements)

Banglore Literature Festival 2019

Youth speak Summit
Nalandaway Foundation and US Consulate

Bharata Kalanjali's 50th year celebration

TOWNHALL Sessions by Prakriti Foundation
Contemporary Dance and Theatre

Short + Sweet South India Theatre Festival
Edition 8


Festival Management - South Asia Festival Academy (Beginners)

Organized by Edinburgh Napier University and British Council

Grade: 74

September 2021 - January 2022

Internship in Museum Management

Organized by DakshinaChitra Heritage Museum

Grade: Excellent

November 2020 - June 2021

Fundamentals of Arts Management

Organized by ATSA ArThink South Asia

September 13 - 15, 2019

Grant writing workshop by Anmol Vellani

Organized by ACRI - Bengaluru

July 6, 2019

Of Shared Universes

Organized and Hosted by Nisha Abdulla
May 2022

The Time is Now by Amitesh Grover

Organized by Serendipity Arts Foundation

May 2022 - July 2022

& Expertise

  • Project Management

  • Financial Management and Budgets

  • Grant Writing

  • Arts Marketing

  • Clear and Concise Communication

  • Research, analysis and intrepretation

  • Advanced User - MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Word

  • Blogging Platforms - WordPress & WiX

  • Softwares - Canva, Notion, AirTable, Trello

AM Certifcation


2013 - 2015

Master in Business Administration

SRM University

2010 - 2013

Bachelor of Commerce

Ethiraj College for Women

1995 - 2010

Central Board of Secondary Education

Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan

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