BRADFORD intercultural arts centre Kala Sangam has announced a new creative vision to coincide with its 25th birthday celebrations.

Building on its reputation for delivering high-quality South Asian arts, the organisation has launched three programming strands that will inform everything it does.

The This Is Bradford strand will aim to place Kala Sangam at the heart of arts delivery in the city, engaging with communities throughout the city and offering a more diverse programme.

Under the South Asia Now strand, Kala Sangam will continue to bring the best South Asian work to Bradford, whilst increasing its support for British artists of South Asian descent.

Finally, the British Diversity strand aims to make sure the venue is at the forefront of what it means to live in Britain today – and tell stories of all people.

Kala Sangam has also announced that Chief Executive Officer Ajit Singh has left the charity after 20 years’ service, to be replaced by Alex Croft as Creative Director.

Alex joined the company in 2017 and has overseen the creation of the new artistic strategy, which has seen audience numbers nearly double and a large increase in the number of artists the company supports.

Kala Sangam, based in Bradford city centre, offers two performance programmes each year, along with outreach work in local schools and communities, and classes in a number of artforms.

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