This month Hamdasti Founder Member, Sumona Chakravarty participated in an Arts Management workshop as a part of the 2014 Art Think South Asia Fellowship. The two week workshop brought together arts managers from across South Asia working on diverse projects like a theatre festival in Dharamshala, a platform for artists in the North East and a public art festival in Karachi. Sumona's biggest takeaway from the experience was the importance of the process of strategic planning with the entire team in order to develop ownership and buy in. Plans may continuously evolve and fail, as we often see with Chitpur Local, but its more important to ensure everyone on the team co-creates and owns an overall vision and direction.
Photograph courtesy ATSA