Eye On India
“Say the words ‘Indian art’ and what might come to mind most quickly are the Taj Mahal, Ravi Shankar, Classical Hindu dance and Bollywood. But during the past several decades ‘ the subcontinent’ has changed dramatically, and a whole new artistic energy has emerged. It is this art — in many disciplines, and with all its links to the past blended with all its contemporary and cross-cultural influences — that Anuradha Behari president of Chicago’s Eye on India Festival, is determined to showcase.”
Eye on India is a young and dynamic organization whose role is to serve as a facilitator and integrator. Promoting appreciation for diverse programming in the cultural landscape of Chicago, the festival’s uniqueness lies in its ability to create and inspire collaboration among various cultural, community and business organizations across Chicago and other cities in the US and India.
Started in 2011 when long-time Chicago resident, Anuradha Behari, partnered with Sanjoy Roy, president of Teamwork Arts in India, the Eye on India festival has grown from a one week festival featuring 7 events to a 3 week long, annual festival featuring over 30 events each year. Relying primarily on a team of committed volunteers contributing between 100 to 200 hours per week throughout the year, Eye on India is an early stage not-for-profit.
Eye on India has established itself as the leading platform for Indian programming in Chicago. The brand is now well recognized among artists and organizations, not just in Chicago, but increasingly throughout the country.To learn more about Eye on India, the team and the work that we are committed to throughout the year.