Milap is the UK’s leading Indian Arts and Culture company, with a national and international programme.
Based in Liverpool, the charity works in two key areas: it produces a performance programme of festivals, events and tours, and has a career development programme, for Indian music and dance students and artists of all levels. Milap’s mission is to inspire, educate and entertain people of all backgrounds through Indian arts.
Despite the restrictions Milap has managed to do amazing things throughout the year using online channels and partnering with organisations across the globe. Throughout 2020, Milap moved its 25-year-old concert series ‘Music for the Mind & Soul’ online, and has programmed more than 20 separate performances. More importantly, this has seen audience members logging in from all over the world, and has also given work and support to artists from around the world, who are currently struggling in their careers without live performances. In order to help people celebrate the festival of Diwali, Milap programmed an entire series of online festival events. During times of lockdowns and isolation, Milap has allowed people to connect with each other, and have provided hope, inspiration, ideas and entertainment to people around the region, country and the rest of the world.