Serendipity Arts Festival- Making Art Accessible to Special Needs Audiences

Posted by Serendipity Arts Festival on December 15th, 2018

Serendipity Arts Festival is happening in Goa from 15-22nd December, 2018 and will feature over 90 projects across seven disciplines, that are,music, culinary arts, dance, photography, theatre, craft and visual arts. The festival also caters topeople with special needs by exposing them to art through curated workshops and walks. Senses 3.0 is a unique project hosted by Serendipity Arts Festival in collaboration with Siddhant Shah which endeavours to make art accessible to special needs audiences.Siddhant Shah is a Heritage Architect and Access Consultant who specializes in bridging the gap between Cultural Heritage and Disability, through his initiative #AccessforALL. He was recently awarded the Equal Opportunity Award 2018 by Nipman Foundation and Microsoft for his excellent contribution in the field.

Senses 3.0 will include a variety of workshops at Adil Shah Palace and Old GIM from 16-20th December. These will also include sensitisation workshops for able-bodied audiences. To register for free entry to these workshops log on to

Below are some of the workshops being held under Senses 3.0

Gond Mask Painting

SAF is welcoming kids aged 14-20 years to participate in the Gond Mask painting workshop. The tribal art form originates from Madhya Pradesh, where Gond stands for 'the Green Mountain'.  The Gonds also are the largest Adivasi Community in India. The workshop will focus on creating your own mask based on this traditional art form of Madhya Pradesh.

Date-16th December

Time- 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue- Adil Shah Courtyard

Regular kids Age - 14-20

Capacity - 20

Puppets of Goa 

Puppet making workshops will be conducted for hearing impaired kids as well as regular kids aged 8-15 years. The puppets will be dressed in the traditional costumes of Goa for kids which are a vibrant and a perfect amalgamation of Indian and Portuguese culture.

Date-17th December

Time-12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Venue - Adil Shah Courtyard

Capacity- 20-30

Found It Print It

The workshop is for intellectually disabled youngsters. It is a print-making workshop based on found objects. It is a fun workshop which can revive the mood of participants.  

Date-18th December

Time- 11:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Venue- Old Goa Institute of Management (cafe)

Capacity- 20-30

Crafty Clay

The workshop will be organized for visually impaired kids. It is a terracotta jewellery making workshop. The eco-friendly baked earth jewellery has motifs of flowers and figures of deities. They go well with traditional outfits. The handicraft work will refine the skill observation from hands and smell.

Date- 18th December

Time- 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Venue- Old Goa Institute of Management (cafe)

Capacity - 20-31

Blind-fold Painting

It is a unique workshop in which young adults can participate to test their smell and hearing skills. They will paint through their sense of smell & hearing.

Date- 19th December

Time- 11:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Venue- Old Goa Institute of Management (cafe)

Capacity- 20

Warli Painting Workshop

Warli painting is a tribal art from the North Sahyadri Range of India. It was originated in Maharashtra and is still in practice. Special youngsters will get the invitation to participate in the workshop to represent their magic of paint and brush. Warli is an extremely rudimentary wall painting comprising basic graphic vocabularies like a circle and a triangle.

Date- 20th December

Time- 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue- Old Goa Institute of Management (cafe)

Capacity- 20

Do support us in this endeavor to make arts accessible by registering for free at The grand Serendipity Arts Festival is all set to take place from 15th Dec to 22nd Dec in Panaji, Goa and welcomes a wide spectrum of audiences!

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