15th December 2019
The fourth edition of India’s biggest multi-disciplinary festival kicks off in Goa

The Serendipity Arts Foundation launched the fourth edition of their flagship arts initiative, Serendipity Arts Festival 2019, in Goa on December 14  at an inaugural event held at the Old Goa Institute of Management.  The Festival takes place in Panaji, Goa from 15 – 22 December and includes over 100 dynamic projects showcasing the visual, performing and culinary arts.

Hosted by Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal (Founder Patron, Serendipity Arts Foundation), the evening was inaugurated by Guest of Honour, Shri Pramod Pandurang Sawant, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa who, joined on stage by other dignitaries and Govt. officials, commented Goa is known for the sun, sand and the sea along with food, football and festivals but in the coming time Goa will be known for the Serendipity Arts Festival. We are very proud to be the venue partner of the Festival which is bigger and better in this edition. It is a great opportunity for people to witness the work of talented artists in the field of visual, performing and culinary arts. We will continue to support the Festival and welcome people from all over the world to experience that beauty, culture and hospitality of the city.” 

The first three editions of the event transformed Goa and received an extremely positive reception from both the public and arts fraternity, redefining perceptions of the arts whilst also fostering arts production, awareness and practice across the country.  In the previous editions, the festival attracted over 450,000 visitors and activated 1,500 artists creating significant impact and contributing to the cultural regeneration of Panaji, Goa, with dynamic projects that have included national and internationally acclaimed performances highlighting India’s rich traditions of music, dance and theatre, alongside culinary arts, craft, and visual arts exhibitions.  

The line-up of curators for 2019 includes Craft: Pramod KG, Kristine Michael | Music: Aneesh Pradhan and Sneha Khanwalkar | Theatre: Atul Kumar and Arundhati Nag | Dance: Leela Samson and Mayuri Upadhya | Culinary Arts: Rahul Akerkar and Prahlad Sukhtankar | Visual Arts: Dr. Jyotindra Jain and Sudarshan Shetty | Photography: Rahaab Allana and Ravi Agarwal.

Founded in 2016 by Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal and his family, the Serendipity Arts Festival is India’s first multi-disciplinary arts event committed to creating tangible change across the country’s cultural spectrum by engaging the public and increasing awareness of how art can impact society, whilst generating interest in public art projects across India. The Festival also aims to foster the development of thriving artistic communities across India, making the arts inclusive, educational and accessible whilst maintaining rigour and depth.  The Festival’s fourth edition is focused on fostering cultural development and supporting emerging artists across South Asia. It is unique as the only arts event in the country that unites the creative disciplines.

Image: ‘Once upon a time’ curated by Mayuri Upadhya, courtesy Serendipity Arts Festival 2019