ARThinkSouthAsia (ATSA)’s flagship programme is a fellowship designed for emerging cultural managers with a focus on theory, professional training and secondment. 15 fellows from a variety of disciplines are selected each year from South Asia. The fellowship offers a two- week residential course that includes several intensive modules that are pertinent to the cultural sector and its management. The modules offered in the residential course include strategic planning, cultural policy, marketing, communications, financial planning, fundraising, human resource management and art and law. The modules are supplemented with evening lectures to give the fellows a targeted real-world perspective. The faculty is a mix of Indian and international trainers and scholars. Post the residential course, each fellow is offered a fully funded four-week secondment best suited to their professional interests in a cultural organisation in Germany, UK or South Asian countries during the fellowship year.
The British Council has organised ARThinkSouthAsia (ATSA) panel discussion on 5 October 2017 at the Dhaka University campus office, where the fellows from previous years were present to share their stories.