Serendipity Arts Festival

Serendipity Arts Festival is a multidisciplinary event on the banks of the river Mandovi in Panaji, Goa. A cultural experience in itself, this Goa festival brings together crafts, theatre and culinary arts. Curated by a panel of artists and institutional figures, this second edition of Goa music festival will feature over 70 art projects including 40 projects that are commissioned specifically for the SAF 2017 festival.

We believe that our future is directly linked to creative thinking and that art has the power to propel society forward by provoking, questioning and breaking barriers. Therefore, our intention is to expose more people to art, address issues such as art education, patronage culture and interdisciplinary discourse through this Serendipity Arts Festival 2017.

Chance upon the unexpected

Seven disciplines of art and unlimited opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaborations. Explore your area of interest or discover the unexpected in this international arts festival. Getting to SAF →


Focusing on interdisciplinarity, this year’s Goa festival 2017 project addresses topics ranging from environmentalism to the history of Indian jazz. Through collaborative shows with eminent people and institutions, this art festival 2017 will explore film, photobooks, and projection as relevant photographic media.

Curated by Dinesh Khanna and Prashant Panjiar

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A large part of the focus of this year’s Serendipity Arts Festival is the craft and architecture of Goa as a long term engagement with the region. In addition, this fun festival Goa will explore specific motifs and forms across various techniques and types of crafts practiced in the region.

Curated by Manjari Nirula and Annapurna Garimella

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Visual Arts

Through this culture festival in Goa, we endeavor to address different media and forms of arts such as street art, public art, and current contemporary art practices, in an effort to engage with the subcontinent in both the contemporary and an archival context.

Curated by Ranjit Hoskote and Riyas Komu.

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Apart from bringing the acclaimed Indian theatre performances to the serendipity art festival in Goa, this year, we look at immersive, physical, urban popular and experimental forms of theatre which question spectatorship and audience participation.

Curated by Lillete Dubey and Anuradha Kapur.

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Moving away from the traditional musical performances in the Serendipity Festival, we examine innovations in music using technological interventions and a myriad of genres & styles. We aim at showcasing national and international excellence through different forms, while exploring interdisciplinarity in this music and art fest in Goa.

Curated by Shubha Mudgal and Ranjit Barot.

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This year’s dance program in Serendipity Art Festival in Goa expands its focus from last year to explore classical and contemporary dance forms in new and interpretive ways. The programwill be an energetic and compelling blend of commissioned pieces featuring emerging talent, as well as luminaries in the field.

Curated by Sanjeev Bhargava and Tanusree Shankar.

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Culinary Arts

Moving away from the idea of food as sustenance alone, art festival of Goa appreciates cuisine as an art form through curated dinners and workshops. Focusing on local recipes and regional flavors, we will make you experience the playful, engaging and magical aspects culinary art and culture of Goa.

Curated by Odette Mascarenhas and Manu Chandra.

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