Taike: South Asian + Indigenous Programming

Taike: South Asian + Indigenous Programming

The word taike (pronounced tie-kay) was used when First Nations and South Asian men worked and lived together at lumber mills. It means ‘father’s elder brother’. We hope to highlight and reinvigorate this special and shared sense of community and kinship between these communities. Indian Summer Festival has introduced a multi-year strategic programming stream called ‘Taiké,’ intended to bring together...

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Art for Punjabi Market

Art for Punjabi Market

A Public Art Project curated by Indian Summer Festival As Vancouver warms up once more for the annual Vaisakhi celebrations on April 15th, a unique public art project comes to Punjabi Market. Curated by Indian Summer Festival, the project treats the street banners along a four-block stretch of Main Street as a canvas for high calibre art. Indian Summer Festival...

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Cross-Pollinations with Major Cultural Institutions

Cross-Pollinations with Major Cultural Institutions

Partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery Our partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2016 was one of our most comprehensive. Centred around BHARTI KHER Matter, the first ever solo exhibition by an Indian artist at the Vancouver Art Gallery, we curated FUSE, Vancouver’s favourite art party, taking over the Vancouver Art Gallery after-hours and turning into a site for music,...

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Developing the Next Generation of Arts Professionals

Developing the Next Generation of Arts Professionals

Working with Interns and Volunteers Every year, ISF takes on three to five interns via co-op and mentorship programs. To us an internship is not about handing off menial tasks, but an opportunity to grow our next generation of arts leaders. In 2016 we had five interns – three university students and two early career professionals. In addition, Artistic Director...

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Cross-Pollinating Artists

Cross-Pollinating Artists

Rajasthan Josh & Friends Festivals are by nature temporal events that bring artists and audiences together for the briefest of celebratory moments. At Indian Summer Festival, we are proud that we have been able to go beyond and act as cultural catalysts, with a significant impact on the artistic community in Vancouver as well as in India. A case in...

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Inviting Audiences to Cross Thresholds

Inviting Audiences to Cross Thresholds

Partnership with the Ismaili Centre Burnaby Indian Summer joined forces with the Ismaili Centre Burnaby (ICB) in a unique partnership that began as an exploration of how our two organizations could collaborate, and has become a multi-tiered partnership with multiple outcomes across the country. ICB is part of a network of six Ismaili Centres around the world designed to build...

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