The British Council, in association with Assam Government, has launched a course to enhance the skills of professionals associated with festivals in the country, an official said. Department of Cultural Affairs of the Assam government is part of the three-day ‘Festivals for the Future’ course.
‘It is a novel initiative to make the festival sector more professional, said State Cultural Secretary Madhurima Barua Sen while inaugurating the same on Tuesday. Sen stated that several festivals are celebrated in Assam, and people associated with them will be benefited by the course.
‘The initiative is British Council’s new arts programme focused on supporting long-term development and economic empowerment of India’s emerging festival sector,’ revealed British Council Director (east and northeast) Debanjan Chakrabarti. He also added that the initiative will enable professionals associated with the sector to learn from their counterparts from across the globe. 24 artists from nine states across India have taken part in the course.
He also informed that the course will enable the participants to network, explore their festival’s creative vision, share knowledge and expertise and discuss challenges relevant to the growing festival sector in the country. The course is facilitated by leading experts from the UK.