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Generously Supported by The City of Toronto

© 2019 Samyuktha Punthambekar - All rights reserved

ABOUT

INFINITE ARTS PROJECTS

Infinite Arts Projects (IAP) acknowledges the location of its activities on the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin nation, as the traditional custodians of the land. We respect the land as the territory of the First Peoples. Adawe (known today as Ottawa) is still home of many Indigenous peoples, and we are humbled and honoured to have the opportunity to work in their community, and on their territory.

Infinite Arts Projects aims to support, showcase, collaborate and build bridges in the form of artistic excellence in the performing arts.

MISSION
  • Provide strong arts management support to performing arts organizations

 

  • Provide financial direction and development strategies, for both individual artists and arts organizations

 

  • Collaborate on arts education projects, with individual artists from diverse disciplines to create unique learning experiences​

  • To teach and facilitate dance workshops at schools, festivals and through community engagement projects

 

  • Create and perform as an independent artist or in productions

 

  • Offer internships specially designed for new immigrant POC (people of colour) with the objective of supporting diversity and inclusive practice. Internships are specifically aimed at leadership development

VISION

Committed to creating a positive change from the ground up for performing arts organizations. IAP aims to create and sustain long lasting relationships with individual artists and arts organizations, with the intention of expanding both nationally and internationally.

VALUES
  • Excellence in the execution of all arts projects that the company takes on, with a strong emphasis on deep rooted associations

 

  • Maintaining strict confidentiality and strong work ethics

  • Nurturing personal relationships with the objective of long term growth

 

  • Supporting reconciliation. Advocating diversity and inclusive practice at all leadership levels especially for POC new immigrants

ABOUT

SAMYUKTHA

 

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Samyuktha Punthambekar is a Bharatanatyam dancer, arts educator and arts administrator. She started her dance journey with Abhinava Dance Company and went on to  graduate from the world renowned Kalakshetra Foundation in Chennai, India. She has performed and worked in India, Switzerland, UAE, Malaysia and Singapore.

Since moving to Canada in 2011, Samyuktha has gained invaluable experience in teaching, performing and working on many reputed projects with organizations such as Dancer Transition Resource Centre, Sunny Artist Management, Toronto Arts Foundation, lbs/sq" performance, Tapestry Opera, LeSage Arts Management, The Musical Stage Company and currently works for Jaberi Dance Theatre. As part of leadership development and her keen interest in cultural policies, she has worked with Shannon Litzenberger on projects such as the 2018 Canadian Arts Summit, Embodied Leadership and several others. She has been part of residencies at The Banff Centre including the Truth and Reconciliation program. Samyuktha is an artist educator for Toronto District School Boards, Peel School Regions and conducts workshops for various festivals across the GTA. Samyuktha has been on the Board for Lakeshore Arts. Along the way, she has won several awards and recognitons to her credit. Currently, she is mentoring with Jane Marsland as part of CHRC's Talent2Lead Program.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
  • BA in Economics from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, India

 

  • Professional Development Certificate from Ryerson University, Writing for Professionals in Fine Arts

  • Graduate certificate from Humber College, Arts Administration and Cultural Management Program

  • Effective Fundraising and Leadership in Arts and Culture Certificate from The University of Leeds

  • Participant in Theatre Ontario’s Professional Theatre Training Program supported by Ontario Arts Council

  • Understanding Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Purdue University

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Recipient of Dean’s Award for Excellence in Arts Administration, Humber College

  • Recipient of Jerry Smith Scholarship for Excellence in Arts Administration, Humber College

  • Best Student Nomination, Humber College

  • Recipient of OAC Skills and Career Development and Compass Grant

  • Scholarship for Creative Entrepreneurship Program by Artscape Launchpad

  • Recipient of the 2018 RBC Arts Access Fund Award