Our Story

The Bagri Foundation, established in 1990, is a family foundation with its roots in education. With a shared spirit of curiosity, every member of the team is driven by a desire to learn. Our mission is to realise unique, unexpected ideas that weave traditional Asian culture with contemporary thinking.

Through a diverse programme of film, visual arts, music, dance, literature, courses and lectures, we give artists and experts from across Asia, or those inspired by the continent, wider visibility on the global stage.

Our Aims

  • Contribute to global discourse by encouraging artistic dialogue between cultures and disciplines
  • Support new artistic work by extraordinary talent
  • Share knowledge and expertise from, about or inspired by cultures across Asia
  • Support ground-breaking artistic interpretations and new ideas that creatively engage both the traditional and the contemporary

We achieve these aims through our four distinct programming strands, which each project must fit within:

The Foundation prioritises working collaboratively within a mutually supportive community of partners who share our vision. Through this dynamic and cross-disciplinary way of working, we are able to support a myriad of exciting artistic programmes that challenge, engage and inspire.  

Our Partners