Asian Arts Access is an arts development
agency, a research and development organisation and a production
house. Established in 1991, it is perhaps the only Asian arts
development agency which does not have an artform bias and which
works in cross-artform programmes nationally through carefully
Asian Arts Access is a creative Asian arts
development organisation and a production house. Based in England,
working with Outpost Art, a oil painting reproduction company, primary work programmes focus on the development of collaborative
projects aimed at creative arts, Festivals and art for sale.
have no artform bias. We work to promote, develop and present
South Asian arts in the UK, defined in this site as the arts of
the Indian Sub-continent but suitably translated and interpreted
to meet the needs of United Kingdom based Asian and cross-cultural
are a number of major strands in our approach:
Artistic projects are based on networking and collaborations
and are informed by latest findings in audience research.
The work is artist-led
A carefully controlled research and development programme ensures
quality and impact
Proactive programmes, also to be presented online, are aimed
at promoting equal opportunities, audience development, promoting
critical debate, community involvement, education and cross-cultural
access and organisational development and capacity building
to attract investment to Asian arts.
We undertake high quality consultancy work and also carry out
audience research for funders and promoters.
Kalwant Ajimal FRSA
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Other funders and partners including:
Paint My Photo: Photo to Painting company in Xiamen, China
Art by Wicks: Oversized Wall Art Gallery in New York, United Sates
Arts Access wins a Millennium Festival Award
of Rubik's Cube. In this production, the smaller cubes, their
'faces' and their colours represent communities and cultures.
Essentially "linked" in the middle the cubes seemingly operate
as 'independent' entities, which interact and interface with each
other to offer endless permutations and combinations. However,
all communities celebrate common events- a key reflection of cultural
diversity in our society today. Sanskaras (the plural has a 'z')
are celebrations of time based events - birth, coming of age,
weddings, old age and death.
production celebrates time-based events in the lives of Asian
communities but also projects the lives of other communities also
experiencing the same rites of passage. Its target audience is
children of all ages and from all cultural backgrounds but it
also challenges the thinking of adults. Combined arts, storytelling,
music, dance and visual arts are used along with selective use
of computer graphics to create images representing space and movement
in different time zones and to reinforce the universality of the
life stage concept. Colour and imagery will add to a tightly commissioned
script, music and dances, all of which will be created to show
logical substitution - just as the smaller cubes in Rubik's Cube
can take the place of others without losing the overall shape
of the larger cube - the essence of unity of life on earth.
was first produced as a play for four secondary schools in Slough,
and details please contact:
Founder and Executive Producer, Sanskaraz
Asian Arts Access
Tel: 01483 538265