“Hello, I’m Dara. I help make creative collaborations possible across borders. As I get to know about your practice and projects, I’ll be able to point you to relevant funding opportunities, jobs, gigs, residencies, and inspirational peers.”
Dara is an app for creators, designed to enable creative collaborations. Dara uses a conversational style. Dara (or “thread” in the Indic language, Kannada), is a friendly, human way to enable connections amongst global and Indian artists. She highlights key interests, expertise areas and creatives for potential collaboration that artists might not have realized existed.
We hope that as Dara’s circle of people grow, she is the means to connect to a strong curated network, linking creatives and resources across expertise and geographic divides. Solving perhaps the problematic hurdle specifically in the cultural sector – the lack of knowledge of potential collaborators on another continent, even if one’s work is very aligned.
As a creative, imagine having a conversation with Dara, where she guides you through a series of questions, learning of your current interests and previous work and then suggesting potential, relevant collaborators. If successful, this project will also have the effect of creating one of the most authoritative and useful directories of artists operating in India and around the world.