December 2018 is loaded with creative and entertaining workshops, events and exhibitions to give you a dose of inspiration and motivation to strengthen up the work spirit. Read through to know about all these happenings in India and around the world.
With 2018 almost coming to an end, do you feel that you have missed out on opportunities of this year to engage in design, art, and other creative platforms?
Not to worry. There still is the last month left.
Read through this list of events happening in December and make the most of it!
1st – 3rd December
With people exhibiting and curating business during the day transforming to a crowd tapping their feet to the rhythm of the beats by the night, the Kumbhalgarh Festival is where India’s finest artists and craftsmen put up their best work. Featuring Rajasthan’s folk performances along with an art camp, puppet show and some activities for the youth, it also promotes the heritage site, the Kumbhalgarh fort, the location of the festival.
Venue: Kumbhalgarh Fort, Udaipur
1st – 5th December
International Sand Art Festival, Odisha 2018
Organised by the Odisha tourism department, The International Sand Art Festival witnesses the best of the sand artists from across the globe. On display is the live creation of sand sculptures outdoing wooden, bronze and stone sculptures of the world. These sand exhibits can be seen at the Chandrabhaga beach, just a few kilometres from the town of Konark.
Venue: Chandrabhaga Beach, Konark, Odisha
1st – 9th December
Photography Tour – North-East India and Hornbill Festival
This photography tour of North East India and Hornbill festival will allow you to immerse yourself in the cultural landscapes and interact with the indigenous people of small-towns and villages of Nagaland. A chance to visit the Kaziranga National park and navigating through the less-explored regions of India, this is the perfect opportunity for you to capture some unique frames and delightful sights of people and nature through your lens.
To Join Contact: Arun/ Shreeram/ Sreedevi at 9880006460/ 9740083260/ 7022166822
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1st – 10th December
Delhi International Arts Festival 2018
Projecting India as a brand, the Delhi International Arts Festival attempts to draw the attention of the world to India’s soft power expressed through the arts. It promotes Delhi as a destination for international cultural tourism by incorporating national and international art forms varying from music, dance and theatre to literature, poetry and cuisines, thus providing a significant forum for cultural diplomacy.
How to Paint Botanicals by the Ink Bucket
A nature lover and admirer? Want to draw leaves, flowers and everything else that you see in your garden? This is just the right workshop for you. Register yourself with The Ink Bucket to experience calmness and relax your mind by painting beautiful flowers, foliage and the artsy botanicals of mother nature in a simple manner and elevate your painting skills.
Venue: Café Arpan, Mumbai
6th – 7th December
The Economic Times Emerging Media Summit 2018
With media breaking through the barriers of technology and consumers demanding interactive rather than informative communicative methods, The Economic Times has announced the launch edition of Emerging Media Summit, two days of a mega-confluence.
This is a platform which will bring together the universe of the media industry to discuss the underlying challenges, come up with technology-driven innovative solutions and eventually carve a roadmap for this emerging ecosystem.
Venue: Hotel Novotel, Mumbai
7th – 8th December
The Festival of Architecture & Interior Designing (FOAID)
Originated with the idea of celebrating the glory of Indian Architecture & Design, the Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing has lived up to its promise. A platform for creative minds to meet & discuss the new facets of the design fraternity, FOAID in its journey of design has embarked on to the 5th year, this time in an attempt to explore the theme, Time To Reimagine.
Venue: MMRDA, Ground BKC, Mumbai
7th – 9thDecember
22nd – 23rd December
Comic Con India
Hosting the largest pop-culture conventions in India, Comic Con is back again this year hosting two exhibitions in December in Delhi and Mumbai. Not only does it provide a platform to expand and promote global popular culture, it also gives brands a chance to engage with passionate fans across the country. It is a chance for comic book fans to dress up as their favourite character and meet other comic characters.
Venue: NSIC Ground Okhla, Delhi
Venue: Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai
Modern Calligraphy Workshop
If you like receiving a hand-written note on any occasion from your loved ones, why wouldn’t they? Ever thought about it?
Join this Modern Calligraphy Workshop to learn the basics of modern calligraphy, from ink flow and pen pressure to shapes and a modern set of alphabets. Just in a few hours, you will be able to develop your own style and soon will be sending love and warmth-filled hand-written cards to your near and dear ones.
Venue: Ministry of New, Fort, Mumbai (South)
9th – 19th December
Antarctica, South Pole
The White Continent – Antarctica Photography Tour
Situated at the South Pole, Antarctica is the coldest and whitest of all continents. Exposed to icy winds and surrounded by ice-bergs, it does have a brief window every year, during the Antarctic summer, where it becomes possible to travel to this wonderland and watch the nesting penguins. So, register for The White Continent – Antarctica Photography tour, travel on a small luxurious ship to experience the unique continent and photograph the wonders at the end of the world!
To Join Contact: Arun/ Shreeram at 9880006460/ 97400 83260
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12th December 2018 to 29th March 2019
The Kochi-Muzhiris Biennale 2018
The largest of its kind in South Asia, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, an art exhibition and festival is scheduled to run from 12th December, 2018 until 29th March, 2019. It aims at introducing contemporary international visual art theory and practice to India and showcasing new Indian and international aesthetics and art experiences, in an attempt to initiate dialogue among artists, curators, and the public.
3rd – 8th December
Business of Design Week (BODW)
A platform for business people to get creative and creatives to explore business opportunities, Business of Design Week (BODW) is Asia’s premier annual event on design, innovation and brands. Organised by Hong Kong Design Centre, BODW 2018 is based on the theme of “Think-Collaborate-Create”, teaming up with various economies to explore design and innovation across all creative forums.
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhition Centre, Hong Kong
4th – 6th December
International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF)
An unparalleled opportunity to view a broad yet highly focused selection of the world’s finest, most innovative, and original avant-garde home and contract products under one roof, International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) is back for its third annual meet in South Florida from the 4th till 6th of December, in close proximity to the Art Basel and the Miami Design Week events . To know what’s the latest in the luxury interiors for South Florida, the Caribbean, and Latin American markets, this a must-visit exhibition.
Venue: Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center, South Florida
5th – 9th December
Design Miami/ is the go-to place to get the best from the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world celebrating design culture and commerce. A visit to Design Miami/ will leave you in awe of museum-quality exhibitions of twentieth and twenty-first-century furniture, lighting and objets d’art. Strategically planned, it also allows you to visit the Art Basel in Miami.
Venue: Miami, USA
8th – 16th December
Chiang Mai Design Week
Presenting design innovations catering to the needs of modern living and functioning as aplatform of conversationbetween people and designers to share design knowledge, Chiang Mai Design Week brings together creators, entrepreneurs, young designers, local communities, tourists and anyone interested in design through multiple activities like exhibitions, installations, art and music, thus enriching the city’s creative atmosphere.
Venue: Chiang Mai, Thailand
10th – 12th December
An Event Apart
An Event Apart, San Francisco is two days of sessions from 12 speakers with intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more. Following the two-day conference comes a full day, A Day Apart, with a single speaker diving deeply into one important topic. Attend this conference, be influenced by industry leaders who are a constant source of inspiration and take back home some tips that definitely will help you grow professionally.
Venue: San Francisco, California