A festival for the curious mind

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

About Us

Indian Summer Arts Society 

Indian Summer Arts Society is a not-for-profit secular arts organization and registered charity based in Vancouver on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. We present some of Vancouver’s most distinctive arts + culture events as part of our annual Indian Summer Festival, and ISF+ events we present in collaboration with our community and cultural partners. We strive to be loving and fierce, with an audacious curatorial punch that dismantles walls, plays with ideas and provokes necessary dialogue and debate. In doing this, we believe in the transformative power of the arts, and their ability to offer society’s most renewable resource: hope.


Our Vision

An inclusive, diverse, and culturally rich society that values the transformative power of the arts.

Our Mission

Indian Summer offers multi-arts experiences of exceptional caliber, thoughtfully curated through a South Asian lens. We connect rich and complex pasts with the emerging future, delighting audiences while provoking necessary dialogue and debate.


Our Core Values

  • Curiosity and collaboration
  • Equity, Inclusion & accessibility
  • Excellence & innovation
  • Playfulness
  • Diversity in ideas and humans