Amplifying South Asian arts via festivals, community workshops and mentorships
monstrARTity is an award-winning, Mississauga-based not-for-profit filling systemic cultural and economic gaps in underserved diverse communities via #BollywoodMonster Mashup – the LARGEST South Asian festival in Canada; #MonsterArts interactive South Asian arts workshops for youth and seniors; and the #MonsterMasterclass artist mentorship program.
#BollywoodMonster Mashup is the LARGEST South Asian festival in Canada and features FREE concerts with international Bollywood stars, a food festival, dance performances, shopping, a laser show and more!
#MonsterMasterclass is an artist mentorship program where selected professional artists practicing South Asian arts are given cash resources, mentorship in marketing & entrepreneurship, access to a professional video crew and introductions to industry gatekeepers.
#MonsterArts for Youth
#MonsterArts for Youth helps teachers fill gaps in South Asian curriculum by providing school children of all backgrounds with hands-on workshops in Bollywood music, Bhangra dance, Tamil singing, ghazal writing, mandala-making, filmmaking and more.
#MonsterArts for Seniors
#MonsterArts for Seniors fills gaps in cultural and language-specific services with professionally-led arts workshops in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil and more to reduce feelings of isolation.