Panjim, goa
15-22 Dec

India's largest multidisciplinary arts festival is back for its 9th edition.

Register for free to join us for Serendipity Arts Festival 2024.

About us

Serendipity Arts Foundation (SAF) is an organisation dedicated to fostering diverse cultural expressions and supporting emerging artists across South Asia. With a commitment to innovation and creativity at its core, the Foundation aims to support, practice, research, promote, and provide sustainability and education in the arts through a range of cultural programs and initiatives.

The Foundation's primary outreach project is Serendipity Arts Festival, an annual interdisciplinary arts festival held across multiple venues in Panjim. Curated by an eminent panel of artists and experts, the Festival aims to initiate positive change in India’s creative ecosystem. Spanning the visual, performing, and culinary arts, the Festival addresses crucial issues such as arts education, cultural patronage, interdisciplinary discourse, and access to the arts.


Chandra Shekhar Ojha

Director Sales

Kokuyo Camlin

I feel privileged and delighted that KCL has been a part of the Serendipity Arts Festival right from its inception, which has allowed me to attend all its editions so far. The festival offers a remarkable range of genres and activities that never fail to pleasantly surprise me with something new every time. This is particularly noteworthy given my extensive experience in the art world spanning over three decades, during which I have traveled widely and attended numerous festivals. Despite the challenges faced after two years, the festival was at par with the previous editions, with great crowds and visitors from all over India. I want to thank the SAF team for making it possible, and a special mention to the enthusiastic volunteers who made a huge contribution to the visitor experience. I hope to witness this grand celebration of arts for years to come." I highly recommend everyone to experience the festival at least once.

Krupa Shah

CEO Co-Founder

Vybe Brands

Working with the Serendipity Arts Festival has been an incredible experience for IST. As an early-stage start-up in Goa, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate and showcase our products to a wider audience. The deep consumer love and acceptance we received was heart-warming and encourages us to continue to innovate. We are grateful for the support of the festival team and look forward to continuing this partnership in the future.

Wicher Slagter

First Secretary for Political Affairs, Press and Public Diplomacy

Netherlands Embassy in India

The sound installation by Dutch artist, Edwin van der Heijden, showcased at the festival, was a truly unique experience. It made me aware of the power of sound and how it can convey meaning and tell a story. Walking through the HP sound installation was unlike any other art project I have seen in museums, galleries, and exhibitions. Edwin's creativity and ingenuity in transcending traditional art forms are truly reflected in this installation. I am proud that the Netherlands embassy supported this project as part of its cultural program, bringing Dutch and Indian artists together. I hope that visitors of the festival enjoy the experience of walking through this amazing sound installation.

Gregoire Verdin

Brand Ambassodor Sula Vineyard

Sula Vineyard

I had a fantastic time at Serendipity Arts Festival 2022, thanks to the impressive art installations and the live music. The stage at Dona Paula was beautiful – with amazing performances! It was a pleasure to see such great quality being showcased, especially with a glass of my favourite The Source Grenache rosé wine in hand! Cannot wait to be a part of the next edition. Cheers!

Bickram Ghosh

Tabla Maestro and Curator, Music

Serendipity Arts Festival is the premier art festival in the country today, it showcases such a huge gamut of cultural aspects

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Executive Chairperson

Biocon Biologics

Through this unique Science Gallery Bengaluru showcase, I want to project the mélange of the art and the science. While these two disciplines are seemingly distinct, they together embody significant creative expression. Serendipity Arts Festival is the ideal platform to showcase ‘Entanglement: Dance between Art & Science’ since this festival aims to break the notion of art as an isolated silo and creates space for interdisciplinary exploration of art across disciplines.

Sanjeev Mantri

Executive Director

ICICI Lombard General Insurance

We at ICICI Lombard are excited to be the official presenting sponsor for the third edition of Serendipity Arts Festival. Through this association, our endeavor is to contribute to the growing art culture in the country. We believe that this is an opt platform that provides emerging artists the opportunity to showcase their brilliance.

Sneha Khanwalkar

Curator Music and Music Director

A festival like Serendipity gives a boost to the contemporary music scene in India, ranging from sonic experiments to the introduction of new instruments, introducing audiences to endless sonic possibilities...Festivals like Serendipity offer excellent platforms to emerging talent to interact and draw inspiration from each other, for all future endeavours

Shri Pramod Pandurang Sawant

Chief Minister of Goa

Goa is known for the sun, sand and the sea along with food, football and festivals but in the coming time Goa will be known for the Serendipity Arts Festival. We are very proud to be the venue partner of the Festival which is bigger and better in this edition. It is a great opportunity for people to witness the work of talented artists in the field of visual, performing and culinary arts. We will continue to support the Festival and welcome people from all over the world to experience that beauty, culture and hospitality of the city.

Late Shri Manohar Parrikar

Former Chief Minister of Goa

As Goans and as a state we have true appreciation of what they have created as a world-class festival celebrating arts and culture. This has added to Goa’s growing reputation as major cultural center of the country and given a big boost to tourism for Goa. Many have benefited from Serendipity Arts Festival, beyond just the art lover, to the public and has become a platform for them to experience all forms of the arts.Goa wholeheartedly supports them and we hope they will continue to come here and make this the permanent home for the Serendipity Arts Festival.

Aneesh Pradhan

Tabla Exponent and Curator, Music

Serendipity Arts Festival brings to the fore the possibility of reviving an interdisciplinary approach while not diluting each of the arts. As a result, practitioners and audiences can witness experimental works in this direction alongside the more traditional presentations


Curator, Craft

The Serendipity Arts Festival is a unique platform that allows curatorial explorations into the realm of crafts not tied to a profit motive. This is a space to dream big and help bring together skills of the mind, eye and hand that can push boundaries and hopefully set a clearer direction towards a creative and sustainable future. In effect, this is a remarkable opportunity to show the best of contemporary Indian crafts to a global audience

Anand Bhagat

Boombay Djembe Folas

Serendipity was one of the best festivals we have been part of.The vibe, the quality of production,the team, artists, were all amazing.It was an honour!

Atul Kumar

Theatre Curator, SAF2018

Recently founded, Serendipity Arts Festival is a dynamic platform for diverse art forms, bringing together artists & audiences from different parts of India to the most beautiful city of Panjim in Goa. It is that rare festival that gives the artists an opportunity to explore and experiment across disciplines and techniques. Hundreds of regular & alternative spaces in Panjim come alive with the celebration of some of the best in Indian arts. And to top it all, the festival is free to attend for all.

Zubin Balaporia

Music Composer

Working with the Serendipity Arts Festival team was a wonderful and professional experience. It’s rare to find an organisation that understands musicians better. And a happy and well looked after musician makes for a great concert. So whether it was travel and lodging or stage management and infrastructure...we were really well looked after by Team Serendipity. And the Festival itself is truly one of a kind.

Kaspar Köing

Sound artist

The Serendipity festival is a unique, state of the art, festival that encourages a transdisciplinary approach for artist to get in touch with Goa’s beautiful character. The plurality of the festival is astonishing and the focus on sound is of a high professional level. I would definitely recommend to have a closer listen and look.

Meer Mukhtiyar Ali


Serendipity Festival- I got a chance to present my art on this platform. That evening in Goa was a memorable evening of my life. The beautiful bond that happens between the singers and artists in that festival is its identity. I thank the entire team of Serendipity from the bottom of my heart for working so hard and wholeheartedly to create such moments.

Raamkumar R


My experience with Serendipity Arts Festival and the team was top class and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every minute of working with them as a performer and also as a faculty. The facilities provided were the best in the country whether it was on- stage or off stage.

Daksha Sheth


Daksha Sheth Dance Company

It was a wonderful experience being a part of the Serendipity Arts festival 2017 and seeing people from all walks of life connecting through art. I would give Serendipity 110/100 in terms of organisation, communication, hospitality, staging and technical support. Keep up the good work!