About Kala Sangam
Kala Sangam, is a leading south Asian arts and culture organisation based in Bradford, Yorkshire. While most of our work takes place in our Arts Centre in Yorkshire, our touring programme and outreach activities extend nationally and internationally.
In Sanskrit, ‘Kala’ is arts and ‘Sangam’, a meeting point which reflects the coming together of people through artistic ventures.
Our mission is to deliver outstanding south Asian and intercultural arts in contemporary Britain and beyond and our vision is to be a dynamic intercultural arts organisation valued by communities, artists and audiences everywhere.
Our main aim to increase understanding and appreciation of the cultural traditions of South Asia, whilst simultaneously improving awareness of racial, cultural and social issues and addressing them through artistic interventions that bring communities together to create mutual inter-cultural and inter-communal respect and harmony.
This is guided by the cultural vision for Bradford, which embraces the city’s rich cultural heritage as a legacy for the future generations.
Kala Sangam works with local, regional, national and international artists to create and deliver collaborative work through performances, our Academy for life long learning, educational school workshops, professional development and training courses and special projects to address the social and health agenda.
We value diversity, ensuring fair access to services so that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy and participate in the arts.
Kala Sangam Academy provides south Asian arts education, research and career development opportunities. This is done through classes, workshops, masterclasses, work placements, residencies, national and international performance opportunities, arts awards, and continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities for artists and performing arts teachers.
We present two seasons of varied programming which features south Asian and collaborative arts. Our Box Office provides a ticketing facility and information on the programme of events.
Kala Sangam artists respond to commissions by creating themed performances of spoken word – dance and music and also manage artistic programming for an event. Both public and private events are catered for, including private parties, weddings, festivals and large public events.
Our attractive city centre venue is open for small and large events. Catering and technical support is available. We also offer managed office/workshop/practice space for tenants and outside users.
Kala Sangam Schools and Community promotes understanding and mutual respect and provides an accessible, enjoyable experience of south Asian arts, culture and heritage through curriculum linked or theme-based creative workshops, projects, classes and diversity days.