Adhyaya is our festival of arts, which brings audience in touch with cutting edge work inspired by tradition and culture. With an aim to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the country and the world, Adhyaya opens its doors to artists and work from across the world – artists whose work keep the tradition alive


by bringing it to young audiences, artists who are telling ancient stories and creating ancient art forms to be appreciated today, and work that is new but influenced by the old. Since its inception, Adhyaya has invited and presented numerous such artists and works from across the world to India.


Adhyaya 2018 is inviting applications from artists interested in showcasing their work in India. Please note that your work has to meet the following criteria to be eligible for Adhyaya 2018:

– Has a strong influence of tradition – tangible or intangible.
– Is co-created with another art form – visual arts, fine arts, tangible art, folk art, etc.
– Is new age and modern in treatment and outlook.


Important dates:

  • Adhyaya 2018 date: November 2018
  • Application deadline date: 15th July 2018
  • Results announced: 24th August 2018

What the festival will offer:
– venue and technicals for the performance
– a nominal performance fee
– travel to and from Bangalore
– accommodation for the festival days
– meals/per diems
– marketing support
– PR


Application process:
Click here to fill in the application form and get started.

For more details: write to: or call: 7829829659/9916875193

Chapters of Adhyaya

2016: A Contemporary dance performance by Vishwakiran Nambi
2016: Odissi recital by Arushi Mudgal, disciple of Guru Smt. Madhavi Mudgal
2012: Rising – A Kathak and Contemporary dance recital by Aakash Odedra, UK
2008: A Contemporary dance performance by Ms. Maja Dobrac, Croatia
2008: A Bharatnatyam recital by Kum. Haritha and Kum. Rajamally from Kalakshetra, Chennai
2008: A Kathak recital by Sri Anuj Mishra, disciple of Pandit Arjun Mishra
2006: A Contemporary dance performance by Sandra and Shyamala, of Postnatyam, USA
2006: A Contemporary dance performance by Veena Basavarajaiah, India
2004: An Odissi recital by Kum. Pavithra Reddy, from Nrityagram Dance Village
2003: A Kathak recital by Kum. Jayanthi Eswarputhi; renowned disciple of Pandit Birju Maharaj