CIPA – Centre for Indian Performing Arts

Dedicated to fostering and promoting Indian performing arts in Auckland, New Zealand, under the aegis of the Auckland Indian Association Inc (AIAI) and the Mohan Nadkarni Foundation (MNF).

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About Us

Who we are

CIPA is formed by New Zealand’s oldest Indian organization, Auckland Indian Association, which has been in existence since 1920. One of the most respected Indian diaspora organizations in Australasia, AIAI continues to serve the Indian community socially and culturally in many ways.

One of the association’s long term goals has been to foster and promote Indian traditional and classical performing arts. MNF is a registered New Zealand charity since 2015 that works to promote Indian performing arts especially among young people, organizing workshops and concerts, helping identify talent, offering scholarships to train in the traditional and classical performing arts and finding performance platforms for up and coming artistes to showcase their talent.

What we do

Located at the Mahatma Gandhi Centre in the heart of Auckland City, CIPA strives to create a facility and infrastructure to perform and learn traditional and modern expressive arts like vocal and instrumental music, traditional and modern dance forms, theatre, innovative and collaborative projects between artistes across genres and digital media projects involving Indian performing arts.

CIPA aims to build a facility and a platform to encourage creative projects among performing artists from among the Indian diaspora as well as collaborations with other performing art forms from different milieus. At present, CIPA is funded purely by donations and sponsorships.

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