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  • SAMĀNATĀ: SOUTH ASIAN QUEER PERFORMANCE SEED COMMISSIONS  2024

    SAMĀNATĀ: SOUTH ASIAN QUEER PERFORMANCE SEED COMMISSIONS  2024

    Jaivant Patel Company, Wolverhampton and Kala Sangam, Bradford are once again offering a seed commission to a South Asian LGBTQIA+ identifying artists/creatives to support the development of innovative new performance-based work. Samānatā translates as equality. Seed commission applications for this performance-based work will place South Asian Queerness at the forefront of […]

  • May Blog

    May Blog

    Kala Sangam’s May Blog! Welcome to the May edition of the Kala Sangam Blog! This month the scaffolding and hoardings have gone up outside St Peter’s House, which means building work is progressing at a fast pace! We have also had two fantastic performances, an amazing trip and launched an […]

  • Work begins on Kala Sangam’s multi-million pound capital redevelopment.

    Work begins on Kala Sangam’s multi-million pound capital redevelopment.

    Following a competitive, public tender process, Simpson have been appointed as Main Contractor for the major redevelopment of Kala Sangam’s Grade II Listed arts centre, with work having started on site on Monday 22nd April 2024. The project will see the creation of a new theatre, five new dance studios, […]

  • Akshay Sharma and Meera Patel to receive first Kala Sangam Commissions

    Akshay Sharma and Meera Patel to receive first Kala Sangam Commissions

    Following an incredibly competitive process, Akshay Sharma and Meera Patel have been awarded the first ever Kala Sangam Commissions. Each will receive £10,000 towards the development of new dance works that will be performed at Bradford Arts Centre in 2025. The Commission was launched in November 2023 as part of […]

  • Kala Sangam Appoints Arts and Heritage Officers to work across Bradford district.

    Kala Sangam Appoints Arts and Heritage Officers to work across Bradford district.

    As part of an ambitious two-year engagement project, Kala Sangam and partners Keighley Creative, South Square Centre and Bloomin’ Buds Theatre Company have appointed four Arts and Heritage Officers to deliver a programme of activities with communities across Bradford district. The four partners will form a network of creative venues, […]

  • We Have Moved!

    We Have Moved!

    From today, Monday 29 January, we will officially be based in our temporary home at Bank House, 41 Bank Street, Bradford, BD1 1RD, as construction begins on St Peter’s House as part of our multi million pound capital redevelopment project. Our phone number will stay the same: 01274 303340.  And you […]

  • Kala Sangam receives further funding for the redevelopment of its Grade II arts centre with major grants from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Garfield Weston Foundation.

    Kala Sangam receives further funding for the redevelopment of its Grade II arts centre with major grants from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Garfield Weston Foundation.

    It was announced today that Kala Sangam, Bradford’s arts centre, has been awarded £2,291,947 by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and £250,000 from The Garfield Weston Foundation to support the company’s ambitious capital plans and enable delivery of a programme of activity with four local, diverse communities. This investment comes […]

  • Kala Sangam announces first off site performances as building closes for redevelopment.

    Kala Sangam announces first off site performances as building closes for redevelopment.

    Kala Sangam will close to the public on 22 December 2023 and tickets are now on sale for the first events of an 18-month programme of performances at venues across the Bradford district while the company’s Arts Centre undergoes a major redevelopment. Beginning at Keighley Creative with a new play […]

  • Kala Sangam launches new commission for Indian Classical artists.

    Kala Sangam launches new commission for Indian Classical artists.

    We are excited to announce a new commission for work in or incorporating Indian classical performance artforms – The Kala Sangam Commission. To mark 30 years of Kala Sangam supporting Indian classical artists in the UK, we are launching a bi-annual commission, offering artists £10,000 to develop a new piece […]

  • Nikhita Devi and Mithun Gill receive Samānatā: South Asian Queer Performance Seed Commissions.

    Nikhita Devi and Mithun Gill receive Samānatā: South Asian Queer Performance Seed Commissions.

    Kala Sangam and Jaivant Patel Company are delighted to announce the first recipients of the Samānatā: South Asian Queer Performance Seed Commissions are Nikhita Devi and Mithun Gill. Nikhita and Mithun will each receive £1250 along with a week of studio time and mentoring support to develop their projects. Nikhita […]