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Goa Open Arts Festival 2020

The Goa Open Arts festival is a new artist-driven event conceptualised to promote the creative community based in Goa & provide a space for new conversations and initiatives to take shape.

Free & open to the public, the Goa Open Arts festival will be held in Nagoa, North Goa from 13th to 16th February 2020, and seeks to be an all-inclusive platform and welcomes participation from first-time artists and makers from across the creative arts.

Text / Textile Assemblages by Rajeshree Thakker & Salil Chaturvedi

Busting at the seams with artists, musicians, photographers, designers, writers, chefs, etc, Goa has an incredible pool of resident creative talent. A community of people who are both native to Goa, as well as those from other parts of India and around the world who have chosen to make Goa their home.

The vision of this new initiative is to invigorate & connect this Goa-based created community, with the belief that cross-pollination of ideas will catalyse new creativity, and that a creatively engaged population benefits society at large.

The festival will provide a platform for artistic expression and experimentation to established as well as upcoming arts practitioners. With a focus on community building, local impact and bringing awareness to social issues, the inaugural Goa Open Arts festival will host a parallel program of activities which highlight issues of sustainability and environmental impact. These subjects will be addressed through specially commissioned artworks, programs with children from the local