(ARTS & CULTURE INITIATIVE OF SOUTH ASIA)
Promoting intercultural understanding with the aim to bringing a diverse community together in celebration of life, culture, art and tradition.
Arts & Culture Initiative of South Asia (ACISA) is cognizant of the fact that this isn’t an easy time for anyone in the creative industries. Lockdowns around the world have forced tours, performances, book launches, festivals and film productions to cancel. Entire creative industries have been put on pause during this global health crisis our thoughts go out to the victims of COVID-19 and we stand in solidarity with all those fighting the pandemic. Like all other areas of life, arts & cultural showcases have not been left untouched by this crisis. We would like to extend our sympathy to all artists, festival colleagues, curators and others who are facing grave difficulties during this time. ACISA believes showcase of arts, culture & heritage through festivals and expositions will not lose its power even in the face of the virus. Through resilience and innovation, we are determined to overcome the challenges presented by the global pandemic.
Together with our Canada wide and global partners, we are determined to deliver the high-quality festival experience that ACISA is known for in a unique hybrid format, this year.
This year, in 2020, Vibrant Brampton festival celebrates its 5th anniversary. Within a short span, the festival has grown to be GTA’s one of the biggest South Asian Festival. Our plan to celebrate this milestone might have changed its course but our promise to entertain you through a unique online experience has come alive.
Starting as early as June 15, we are presenting a unique digital platform for emerging artists from all over Canada, called “Vibrant Star”. A hybrid of recorded and live performances by emerging artists everyday till the 3rd week of July.
This year, we’re bringing you the same world-class entertainment that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home with #VibrantBrampton festival. We’re featuring performances from international Bollywood artists, leading Pakistani artists, as well as musical and dance performances by leading Canadian artists for FREE! Be sure to tune in to the @vibrantbramptonfest Facebook page every Tuesday and Wednesday from 7.45 pm onwards from July 21st till August 5, 2020 to watch our festival come to life on screen.
This is not all, believing there is a big vacuum for artists to showcase “Classical” art forms in GTA, the team at ACISA also thought of launching a new segment called “Vibrant-Classical” early this year. The unprecedented times which we all are going through did not deter the team to move ahead with its planning and launch. Vibrant Classical is scheduled to run every Thursday starting August 20 for three consecutive weeks until September 3, 2020, again in an online format.
Our other festivals like V.A.S.A- Arts Festival and META Arts Fest are also coming up in virtual formats.
Please check out the details of all our projects below. These are being constantly updated as our team is working towards bringing a world class experience right at your home!
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
@ 7:45pm – 10pm
July 21 & 22
July 28 & 29
August 4 & 5
Daily @ 7pm
From June 22 – July 22
Thursdays @ 7 – 8pm
August 6 & 13 (Brampton Focused)
August 20 & 27 (Mississauga Focused)
August 4 & 11 (Brampton Focused)
August 18 & 25 (Mississauga Focused)
Virtual Gallery Format:
August 15 – November 30