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Be artsy on the street

Be artsy on the street
The three-day festival aims at confronting several challenges and converting awareness into dialogue and possible action. The festival is hosting 47 Delhi NCR college street theatre teams which will incorporate 865 participants.

This theatre festival was first started in 2011 and has three editions to its credit. Supported by United Nations Information Centre, it brings together youth from different colleges to perform street theatre plays on relevant social issues. The social issues that will be addressed fall under United Nations MDG's (Millennium Development Goals). Women (empowerment, safety, education, financial freedom); Stay fit be healthy, smile and be happy are some other themes that the platform is encouraging.

An initiative of 'Be Artsy', a social enterprise which aims to encourage young artists, develop effective communication and development strategy for organizations utilizing art and foster relationship between artists, commercial establishments, governmental and non-governmental bodies.

Founder of Be Artsy, Shikha Mittal said, 'I wanted to be a performing artist and contribute in the community through my art. My failure due to art's non commercial viability and low acceptance in the society as a career choice gave me the direction to initiate my company Be Artsy and develop art platform like Be on the street. I hope my aggression gives birth to some new opportunities for deserving art enthusiasts. I vision is to make art commercially viable, tool to uplift society evils.'

Some of the colleges which are participating in this festival are Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, SGTB Khalsa college, Hindu, College of Business studies, Gargi College, Miranda house, Kamla Nehru College, Amity International and Jesus and Mary College.

WHEN: 11 am to 7 pm, 14-16 March
WHERE: Select City Walk
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