Moving To Delhi In December? You Must Attend DIAF (Delhi International Arts Festival)
Culturally enlightened Delhiites must block their evenings for the coming 10 days. Inspired by the concept of Vasudeva Kutumbakam (World is one family), the 12th edition of Delhi International Arts Festival (DIAF) will begin at Purana Qila, this Sunday. The Delhi International Arts Festival (DIAF) is an annual festival organized by Prasiddha Foundation and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
DIAF has influenced the capital cities cultural landscape and changed the dynamics of presentation and consumption of culture. The festival will showcase various forms of art and this festival will have film festivals, dance performances, musical recitals, book and poetry reading sessions, dance theatres, and much more.
DIAF (Delhi International Arts festival) is widespread in its outreach and reaches everyone from policymakers in the PMO, artists, educators, ministers, bureaucrats to corporates, judiciary, media and socially important persons. Even children and mass audiences are exposed to diverse events of the Festival. This year, many international and Indian artists are premiering their new productions in DIAF. The first of its kind, the event is based on the mutual collaborations of government and non-government agencies and corporate and civil societies.
Unique features of the DIAF (Delhi International Arts Festival)
- It is India’s the most important cultural festival which is also called Signature Festival
- It promotes Delhi as a destination for international cultural tourism
- This festival provides a significant forum for cultural diplomacy
- The festival is the first public-private International Arts Festival of India
- This festival incorporates different combinations of art forms of national and international
- It is slated to be the annual International Festival of India
- This festival is aimed at making Delhi a global arts destination
- This festival is a combination of music, dance, theatre, films, cuisine, art exhibitions, literature, poetry, folk music and dance, traditional theatre, western music, International acts, Fusion- both classical and western, martial arts etc.
- Multi Venue- over 45 overlapping venues, from theatres like Kamani and Siri Fort to large open air venues such as Central Park(CP), Chandni Chowk, Dilli Haat, Pragati Maidan, Japanese Garden etc.
- Intensive – over three weeks that ensures that the whole city comes alive with extensive multi media advertising.
- Forum for Corporates to project themselves as the promoters of the ‘New India’ claiming its rightful place in the world.
- Gives an opportunity to Corporates and MNCs to strengthen their ties with Government agencies by reaffirming their commitment to strengthen India’s position as a global soft power.
- Promotes the best of arts to all age groups and all sections of society thereby creating newer consumers of arts and building a larger base of culture aficionados.