Arcs-of-a-Circle: Events-line up: Friends, you are gorgeously invited! (7-17th December)

The purpose of the Arcs-of-a-Circle Artists’ Residency Mumbai is to provide a snug 10-day crucible for artists’ across art forms to converge and converse around women’s empowerment. The co-organizers for this program are The US Consulate General Mumbai; Akshara Centre – a women’s rights organization; poet and fiction writer Rochelle Potkar.

Traversing intersectionality is our other focus. Women’s empowerment being a gender-fluid crusade.

The residency will unfurl from 7th to 17th December through evening panel discussion, performances, readings at various venues like Independence Brewing company, G5A, Kitab Khana, Essar House, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Canvas Laugh Club, and a finale performance at the Black box, G5A. Mornings at the residency might be spent in reflection time, collaborative brainstorming, rehearsals, or input sessions by invited academicians, activists, storytellers.

Sorry, this is a Participants-Only workshop but couldn’t resist a creative!

You can RSVP here.

Open to all.


Kitab Khana, 12th December 5-7 pm

A Reading train that will stop at every station with every reader for only 10 minutes. Come on board!

Canvas Laugh Club, 14th December 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, in partnership with Women Empowered-India (Smeetha Bhoumik).

A melange of poetry, dance and stand-up comedy.

Essar House, Avid learning: 15th December 6-8 pm. Come to see the collaborative magic of poetry, dance and story!



Arcs-of-a-Circle was very successful an endeavor, owing to efficient planning, scheduling and managing; a highly positive and energetic team; very warm and willing/supportive partners; venue partners, panelists, speakers, audience. But the best part: an immensely talented bunch of participants!

What is the joy when you wing something in?

A dot becomes an arc. An arc, a circle. Circles, ripples.


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