About Project SAT
SAT is a Sanskrit adjective meaning "the ideal; pure and true essence (nature)" of an entity or existence in the Indian Vedanta philosophy. For the purposes of this sector development equity initiative it is an acronym for South Asian Theatre - project.
"HAVING SPACES FOR RACIALIZED
POC IS SO WONDERFUL AND VITAL T0
THE ARTISTIC SOUL OF AN INDIVIDUAL AND THE COLLECTIVE"
- PROJECT SAT PARTICIPANT
This project is to take place in nine phases during the 2015-2020 timeframe.
Phase 1: Research and building connections/relationships and preliminary development initiatives for Project SAT. - Completed
Phase 2: Deliver development initiatives in BC to create a foundational support to nurture, launch and train a new generation of talented local South Asian BC based playwrights, actors, Directors and Producers through Playwriting workshops, creation workshops, Producing workshop and discussion groups with support for accessibility through Punjabi/Hindi/ASL/Other language translators and specific outreach to schools, universities, community centers and places familiar to South Asian artists for these workshops. - On going and In Progress
Phase 3: Producing new South Asian works in BC in collaboration with local development companies with diverse/intercultural/South Asian Mandate, Local South Asian Arts based festivals and/or companies who want to collaborate more on South Asian talents/projects despite not having a diverse cultural mandate but a mandate that includes South Asian Culture. - On going and In Progress
Phase 4: Presenting existing South Asian work from other parts of Canada, North America, India and other territories here in BC. - On going and In Progress
Phase 5: Develop a national and international touring network for South Asian Artists, creators, leaders, producers and works of performing arts - Early stages and under development
Phase 6: Nurture a new generation of South asian Artists, producers and content creators through mentorships, apprenticeships, internships, residencies, training and professional development support - Early stages and under development
Phase 7: Plan a national gathering that brings a cohort of South asian Playwrights, Producers, Directors, leaders, creators together to develop a digital strategy for Project SAT and South Asian Artist community - Planning and fundraising stage
Phase 8: Plan a national gathering that brings a cohort of South asian Playwrights, Producers, Directors, leaders, creators together to discuss objectives, goals and frame a vision for the next decade of Project SAT - Planning and fundraising stage
Phase 9: Plan an international conference that brings a cohort of South asian Playwrights, Producers, Directors, leaders, creators together from all over the world to discuss common objectives, goals and vision alongside an international cultural exchange around the South Asian Identity and challenges we face as South Asian Content creators - Planning and fundraising stage