Anya is smiling at the camera as her hand rest on top of each other.

Anya Rawla She/Her


Anya is drawn to the undeniable impact of artists and arts initiatives in our communities. She gratefully resides as a first-generation South Asian settler on the ancestral, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. As Development Coordinator, Anya works closely with the Executive team to coordinate all of the fundraising efforts of the society. She originally joined the ISF team in 2020 as an Administrator & Office Coordinator where she worked in multiple capacities: maintaining office spaces, databases and archives year-round while coordinating box office and audience services strategies during our festival season. With every hat she dons, Anya brings her A-game and a sense of joy to her work.

She is currently working towards her diploma in Business Administration at BCIT, with completion anticipated in Spring 2024. With pride she has applied her education to a career in the arts & culture sector and will continue to advocate for equitable industry practices.

Apart from managing grant applications and donations at Indian Summer Arts Society, Anya can be found serving up queer dance party rhythms as DJ Business Bacha.

Contact Anya for inquiries regarding development and fundraising at