ISF2020: 10th Anniversary Closing Party menu details

ISF2020: 10th Anniversary Closing Party menu details

It’s a celebration! For those of you who’ve been missing our legendary art-filled parties, we’ve put an online version together that comes as close as you can to the real thing (yes, food as well!). This is going to be an evening of magic on many levels. Join our “ISF2020: 10th Anniversary Closing Party”  on July 18, at 7:01 pm....

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10 tips and lists for parents to show your child with diverse, anti-racist and multi-cultural worlds through books

10 tips and lists for parents to show your child with diverse, anti-racist and multi-cultural worlds through books

1) A list of South Asian social justice books  2) A reading list of books that are a good start to conversations about racism, discrimination and #BlackLivesMatter 3)Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here!, by EmbraceRace 4) Twelve Books to Help Children Understand Race, Anti-Racism and Protest, by Smithsonian Magazine 5) Watch Ibram X Kendi’s talk about raising...

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How to watch a livestream?

How to watch a livestream?

The livestream world is new to some of us and so we’ve put together some viewing notes.  For the best visual and audio experience (it will be broadcast in HD after all!), we recommend using your TV to stream from YouTube. Here’s a quick step-by-step to follow: Stream from cellphone/computer to TV: Go to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/indiansummercanada Click on...

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ISF 2020 featured-artists: Mustaali Raj & Minahil Bukhari

ISF 2020 featured-artists: Mustaali Raj & Minahil Bukhari

Indian Summer Festival is delighted to announce Mustaali Raj & Minahil Bukhari as the #ISF2020 featured artists. Each year, the festival invites inspiring artists to create a commissioned artwork in response to the festival theme. The work they make then sets the visual language of the entire festival. Check out the cover art workbook and the concept statement bellow.  CONCEPT...

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Vikram Vij’s Power of 10

Vikram Vij’s Power of 10

Continuing our 10th anniversary celebration, we’ve invited 10 Indian Summer Festival alumni to share 10 artists that inspire them. We couldn’t create this list without Vikram Vij. His legendary Vij’s restaurant famously takes no reservations (Pierre Trudeau and Harrison Ford have been asked to wait their turn) and is a local hotspot and a destination for anyone visiting Vancouver. Vikram...

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Han Han’s Power of 10

Han Han’s Power of 10

As we gear up for the 10th anniversary of Indian Summer Festival, we’ve invited 10 ISF alumni to share 10 artists that inspire them. Our first guest was the amazing Ruby Singh, sharing 10 South Asian artists that are an inspiration for him. Today we have the pleasure of Han Han sharing her 10 artists who have influenced and inspired...

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Listen to the Indian Summer Festival podcast

Listen to the Indian Summer Festival podcast

We’re thrilled to launch our very own Indian Summer Festival podcast! Over the years, Indian Summer Festival has played host to some of the most interesting thinkers on the planet – both local and global. Our vaults are full of talks and dialogues about the things that shape and affect our lives. Our speakers have discussed everything from fake news...

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Ruby Singh’s Power of 10

Ruby Singh’s Power of 10

As we gear up for the 10th anniversary of Indian Summer Festival, we’ve invited 10 ISF alumni to name 10 artists that inspire them.  Anyone who has experienced ISF has likely felt the sonic magic that Ruby Singh creates. Over the years, ISF has been fortunate to have him as a constant force of creativity, and has been proud to...

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Unceded Territories – Interactive Virtual Reality

Unceded Territories – Interactive Virtual Reality

Created by Paisley Smith and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Canadian Premiere at Indian Summer Festival, after it’s recent World Premiere at Tribeca Immersive at the Tribeca Film Festival 2019. Unceded Territories is a provocative VR experience created from indigenous artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s iconic work, engaging viewers in an interactive landscape grappling with colonialism, climate change and indigenous civil rights. Catch...

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Art for Punjabi Market

Art for Punjabi Market

A Public Art Project curated by Indian Summer Festival Curated by Indian Summer Festival, this unique public art project treats the street banners along Punjabi Market Main Street as a canvas for high calibre art. Indian Summer Festival asked two celebrated artists to respond to the idea of Punjabi Market as a place of gathering, commerce, continuity of cultural tradition...

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