Agni Foundation supports South Asian arts & artists

Agni was originally founded in 2007 and has been serving the Austin Creative Community at large for the last 13 years as the premier South Asian Performing Arts Organization. Agni Foundation for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary expansion of the same founded in 2018 with the mission to educate and empower children and adults in South Asian arts and culture, through teaching,  multi-disciplinary performances,  festivals and the employment of local artists.

Agni Foundation’s vision is a diverse Central Texas community of students, teachers, performers, participants, film-makers and audience members inspired by and engaged with the vibrancy of South Asian culture. “Agni” is the Sanskrit word for “fire,” capturing the organization’s intention to spread the vitality of South Asian dance, music and experience to diverse audiences.

Desh 2020 - South Asian Music Festival

Desh is Austin’s only South Asian Music festival showcasing local talent. Desh 2019 featured musicians from various different genres across the South Asian diaspora and was received by the community with appreciation.

Due to current circumstances, Desh 2020 plans to go online via Facebook. Agni Foundation would continue to support and feature South Asian art this year as well, though through an online medium. The 2020 format would be a series of concerts on social media, each featuring an artist. The concert format would include an artist spotlight followed by the performance. Each mini concert would last 45 minutes. We plan to feature artists and hold concerts over 2 weeks in August 2020.

Get involved with Agni Foundation

We at Agni, welcome people who want to contribute in any capacity to South Asian Arts. Whether you want to perform with us, join our administrative team or volunteer at our events, reach out and we will help you find your passion.  Agni has been in operation since 2007 and employs professional organisational practices in managing its annual season. Agni has management team members that focus on various aspects including Academy/Fitness management, Event management, Media, Marketing, HR and Finance  tracked in separate streams. Agni has always maintained a healthy perception in the community for the work that we do and there is no better time to join our team than now.