PROGRAMMES

As an artist-initiated organisation, the Kochi Biennale Foundation was founded on the conviction that art is essential in society.

The Kochi Biennale Foundation oversees a comprehensive Programmes division that designs and organises critical education and outreach initiatives throughout the year. These programmes include talks, conferences, performances, educational interventions, workshops, and other forms of wide public engagement. Some of our regular programmes are outlined below.

PEPPER HOUSE RESIDENCY

An international residency programme for artists held at Pepper House, Fort Kochi.

LET'S TALK

Talks and seminars by a range of exceptional people, including artists, historians, writers, curators, and activists.

MASTER PRACTICE STUDIOS

Intensive month-long workshops led by renowned artists.

ARTISTS' CINEMA

A curated film festival showcasing diverse genres of cinema, often with accompanying talks and workshops.

ART BY CHILDREN

India’s first art event dedicated to children’s artworks, produced during workshops conducted in 100 schools across Kerala.

ARTS & MEDICINE

Weekly performances by musicians from around Kerala at the General Hospital in Ernakulam, promoting a healing community environment.

MUSIC OF MUZIRIS

Performances by traditional musicians and contemporary performers, from large concert spaces to informal improvisational sessions.

VIDEO LAB

An Initiative supported by Tata Trusts, Video Lab is a space for experimentation and research through innovative video projects on contemporary art and makers.