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ATSA Newsletter – Thinking Together In Difficult Times

The situation that we find ourselves in today, is unlike anything we have seen in our lifetimes. Even as people turn to the arts to cope in this very difficult time, the very future of the arts and cultural sector is more uncertain than ever. What will be the new normal? When will audiences visit cultural spaces again? Will the digital take over all live arts experiences? What does this even mean for the arts? These were some of the questions that came up during the several calls that we had with our ATSA Fellows.
None of us has the answers but we know that it is in moments such as these, that we need to come together as a community to think together in difficult times: to share concerns, offer support, explore possibilities and reimagine the way we work.

ATSA facilitated four online interactive sessions for artists and arts managers across South Asia. The modules were facilitated by ATSA Fellows from India, Pakistan & Bangladesh. The response was overwhelming, with participation from art professionals based in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. We have highlighted some of the key discussion points and useful links that were shared in the sessions.

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