Original. Innovative. World-class. MONSTROUS
MonstrARTity is a not-for-profit organization, based in Mississauga and committed to providing arts for the young and old alike.
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ORIGINAL. INNOVATIVE. WORLD-CLASS. MONSTROUS.
All of these are fitting descriptors of MonstrARTity, for when we put on a show, we do it big. We’re talking stellar bands playing hit music alongside a face-meltingly awesome laser show. We’re talking hit Bollywood songs fused with Top 40 songs to create the most feel-good beats you’ve ever heard. We’re talking packed venues and tens of thousands of people dancing, singing and screaming for encores. We’re talking monster-sized fun.
Born in 2011, MonstrARTity is an award-winning, Mississauga-based, incorporated not-for-profit arts organization, amplifying South Asian arts for tens of thousands of people in diverse communities via festivals, interactive workshops for youth & seniors, artist mentorship and youth employment programs. Started in 2011, #BollywoodMonster Mashup is the largest South Asian festival in Canada and in 2019 it was rated the #1 festival at Celebration Square by the City of Mississauga and also won the MARTY award for the Festival of the Year. Started in 2013, #MonsterArts for Youth (MAY) provides children of all backgrounds hands-on workshops in Bollywood and bhangra dance, Hindi music, ghazal writing, mandala-making, filmmaking and more, led by professional artists, to break cultural silos and fill gaps in the culturally relevant curriculum. Started in 2018, #MonsterArts for Seniors provides the elderly with stimulating, professionally-led arts workshops in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil and more to reduce feelings of isolation. Started in 2017, #MonsterArtist Development (MAD) provides diverse artists with entrepreneurship and social media mentorship via its collective members.