Jaswinder Singh is Director of Asian Arts Agency. Based in Bristol, Asian Arts Agency is a dynamic arts development agency that develops, produces and commissions contemporary and international South Asian arts in the UK. Under his leadership the Agency has delivered more then 200 events reaching to 200,000 plus audiences.
Jaswinder has worked extensively in arts within the UK and internationally. From creative arts programming and strategic thinking, to mentoring and artistic development, commissioning, festival development, national touring, cultural conferences, and managing complex partnerships and consortiums, he has a wealth of experience and dynamic skills to help achieve outstanding results in the creative arts sector.
Jaswinder studied Masters of Film Studies and Video Production at University of West London and craft editing and observational filmmaking at National School of Film and television Beaconsfield. He has created several groundbreaking artistic, strategic and leadership projects, including online Bhangra agency 'Simply Bhangra", Flicks international film festival, digital exhibition "Bhangra Facedances" and 'Independence Stories' with Watershed, Bristol" and longest ever "Bhangra Project" in South West reaching 100,000 plus audiences through 40 events over 12 months. He also founded Contemporary Asian festival in Berkshire, international outdoor commission "Abhimanyu" with artists from West Bengal and Italy, national UK dance tour with "Seeta Patel" and led the challenging "Different Direction Bristol leadership project involving 35-40 cultural leaders. He was instrumental for the development for the first ever ''Plymouth Mela festival" in 2010 which attracted 12000-15000 audiences and is now gearing for a second large-scale festival in 2012.
He is currently working with several national and international artists, venues, festivals, galleries and is passionately committed to delivering innovative, high quality arts to the UK and beyond.