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Thank you for your interest in the program! However, applications are now closed.

Nautanki Creations & Nautanki Bazaar Productions are excited to (virtually) bring together 4 artists from Canada and 4 artists from India to connect and collaborate with one another through the second rendition of our “artist date series.” 

Calling artists based in either Canada or India! Do you want to get set up on an "artist date”? 


For our artist date series, we will select and “pair up” 4 artists from India with 4 artists from Canada to connect and artistically collaborate with one another throughout September 2022 - November 2022.

We invite artists based in either Canada or India, who are excited by the idea of an interdisciplinary collaboration, to apply. 

Through this program, you will be paired with another artist and you will create something together. You will experience one another's art forms and practices, and at the end, you will share the discoveries that result from your encounter at the Nautanki Festival.

Through our Nautanki Festival, we are striving to build a community of artists and to create a bridge between our two home countries. 


Artists must be able to dedicate a minimum of 6 hours a week to this program, your art and your artistic partnership during the month of September, October and November (see more information about time commitment, below).

Applicants must be self-motivated, as pairs will need to decide between themselves / make their own schedule in for when they are meeting one "virtually" to connect and to create.

Artists can be from any artistic discipline - including but not limited to performing artists, visual artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, etc. 

Please note that we will likely pair you up with an artist from an artistic discipline different than your own. We will provide prompts every week to support you / guide you in collaborating with your "date." 


Artist pairs will meet for a minimum of 5 hours a week, based on their own schedules, throughout the month of September 2022 - November 2022.

We will also have 3 mandatory group sessions that all participants will be expected to attend throughout the duration of the program.

1. An orientation (beginning of September 2022)

2. A mid-point check in (mid October 2022) 

3. Our Nautanki Festival (a live sharing) (end of November 2022)


Creators will receive an honorarium, made possible through the support of the Toronto Arts Council. We hope this collaboration will be a "starting point" and provide creators with seeds of inspiration moving forward!


Please see our F.A.Q page! Otherwise, you can also contact us at


Fill out our application form (link below) by Wednesday, August 10th, 2022. We have purposely sought to make this from as quick and easy to fill out as possible. Please let us know if you require any assistance with the application; our team is here to support you.

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