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  • Learn all about the Indian Summer Festival team and our support network.

    Learn all about the Indian Summer Festival team and our support network.

Indian Summer is a multi-arts festival where worlds meet in Vancouver every July. The festival features some of the finest artists and visionaries from Canada, South Asia and beyond. 

Our Story

Indian Summer is a meteorological phenomenon referring to an unexpectedly sunny period, and consistently above normal temperatures. The term can also be used metaphorically to mean a renaissance, or revival.


Established in 2011, Indian Summer Festival is a multi-arts festival where worlds meet in Vancouver. Each year, the festival presents provocative arts events that feature some of the finest artists and visionaries from Canada, South Asia and beyond.

The festival is produced by Indian Summer Arts Society, a not-for-profit charitable arts organization based in Vancouver, Canada. The Society commissions and presents significant local, national, and international programming that catalyzes and inspires dialogue and global citizenship, and reflects Vancouver’s position as a harbour for diverse arts, ideas and cultures.

Our Vision

Our vision is for an inclusive, diverse, and culturally rich society.

Our Mission

To offer daring, multi-arts events that catalyze and inspire audiences and artists in a spirit of dialogue and global citizenship.

 Indian Summer Arts Society is a registered charitable arts organization (808864409RR0001).

Curious about where we’ve been and how far we’ve come? Feel free to peruse our festival annual reports from 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014

 

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Team

Board of Directors

Patrons

Luminary

Monty Sikka
Pankaj & Rita Agarwal
Ratana & Arran Stephens
Sandy Garossino
Sunita & Sukesh Kumar
Zena Henriquez

 


Benefactor

Caroline Neufeld & Dan Jackson (Honorary)
Jessie & Jas Sandhu
Ramesh Sahjpaul and the late Suman Kashyap-Sahjpaul
Rick Brar
Vik & Richa Khanna

 


Family Friend

Aarti & Shawn Goyal
Andrea Hawkes & Hitesh Kothary
Anuja & Praveen Varshney
Ashwin Sood
Ayme Sharma & Noel McNally (Honorary)
Jaginder Girn (Honorary)
Jan & Dave Ratnarajah

 

Jan Whitford & Michael Stevenson
Lynn & Ashok Katey
Nishi & Pankaj Dhawan
Nomita & Manish Bharadwaj
Sangeeta Kakar & Kush Malhotra
Sujata & Praveen Gupta
Tracey & Anibal Valente
Rupa & Rana Vig


Friend

Carol Dey
Cynthia Woodward
Dana & Joel Solomon
David Pais
Farida & Gulnaaz Lalji
Feisal Dedhar
Fernanda Selayzin D’Souza

 

Koml & Mandeep Dhaliwal
Laurie Neapole & Peter Beresford
Lindsay Brown (Honourary)
Priya Anand
Randy Garg
Rupa Gopinath & Dr Hiretkaur
Sudha Kshatriya

Sponsors & Partners

The Indian Summer Festival is made possible by a group of discerning funders, partners and sponsors. The support we have received so far from community stakeholders has been immense, and has fostered an atmosphere of celebration, cultural pride and dialogue. Most of our sponsors have returned to support the festival year after year. Learn more about sponsorship.

 

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Jobs

Book Keeper & Box Office Manager

This is a unique position for someone who wears multiple hats easily and loves the little details in life. Juggling bookkeeping, box office/front of house management, and general administration, the Book Keeper & Box Office Manager is hyper-organized, reliable, versatile, and cool under pressure. The candidate will report to the Managing Director, and work closely with a core team of staff, board members and volunteers See posting

 

Production Manager

The Production Manager will be responsible for coordinating all production, event and technical logistics to ensure a smooth backstage, artist and audience experience. The candidate will work closely with the Artistic Director, Managing Director, Box Office/Front of House Manager, Donor Relations Manager, Volunteer Coordinator and Artist Services Coordinator, along with a large volunteer crew … see posting


Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator plays a key role in managing the festival’s public relations and marketing campaign. Working with a dynamic team including management, interns and the Communications Designer, the candidate will focus on marketing the festival; identifying new, existing and emerging audiences; managing digital and traditional communications channels; and promoting the organization’s brand … see posting


Events & Outreach Coordinator

The Events & Outreach Coordinator plans and implements outreach activities aimed to increase overall awareness of the festival as well as ticket sales. An outgoing and creative individual, goals include increasing our social media presence and partner organization relationships. The Events & Outreach Coordinator will form partnerships with like-minded community groups, organizations and businesses, and enhance the Festival’s connections to diverse communities, locally and provincially, in order to connect with new audiences … see posting


Communications Intern

Part-time, Academic internship (for credit) or volunteer position, March/April-July 2016. Gain experience in copywriting, web content strategy, social media management, and more … see posting


Social Media Intern

Part-time, Academic internship (for credit) or volunteer position, April/May start date – 4 month duration … see posting

 

Volunteer Coordinator

Part-time, Academic internship (for credit) or volunteer position, April/May start date – 4 month duration … see posting


Production Assistant

Part-time, Academic internship (for credit) or volunteer position, April/May start date – 4 month duration … see posting


Artist Services Assistant

Part-time, Academic internship (for credit) or volunteer position, May-July 2016 … see posting


Graphic Designer for Print & Web

This part-time position is for a gifted designer who excels in a fast-paced environment with a series of tight deadlines, both print and web. You are skilled at managing your own time, developing brand-aligned materials, working within existing templates and delivering print-ready files … see posting

Volunteer

 It takes a community to put on Vancouver’s multi-arts festival each year. Email us to volunteer with Indian Summer Festival

Contact

Address
203 – 268 Keefer Street
Vancouver, BC  Canada  V6A1X5 

Phone
604 283 9172 

General Inquiries
info@indiansummerfest.ca

Donor and Sponsorship Inquiries
Shahaa Kakar, Donor Relations & Development Manager

Indian Summer Festival Media Inquiries
Almira Bardai at Jive Communications

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