We’re thrilled to welcome Milap, the UK’s leading Indian arts and culture company, to our community here at Baltic Creative! Established in Liverpool in 1985, Milap is at the forefront of Indian arts and culture.

Led by CEO and Artistic Director, Alok Nayak, along with a dedicated team of about 10 individuals, Milap’s year-round programme brings an exciting new dimension to our community.

Nurturing Talent and Tradition

At the heart of Milap’s offerings are their national programmes, such as SAMYO, a pioneering Indian classical music youth orchestra, and TARANG, a platform for emerging talents in Indian music. Through these initiatives, Milap not only nurtures young talent but ensures the continuity and evolution of Indian arts traditions.

Their DANCE INDIA programme plays a vital role in nurturing the next generation of dance students and performers, providing them with the guidance and support they need to excel.

Supporting Artistic Growth

Milap’s dedication to artist development shines through their regular classes, content creation opportunities, mentoring, and performance platforms. They offer individuals a clear pathway from amateur enthusiasts to professional artists.

Their contributions extend beyond performance and education to advocacy and recognition. Milap have established the National Indian Arts Awards to celebrate those who champion Indian arts education and experiences.

Explore Milap’s Spring 2024 events programme. (c) Milap.

Celebrating Culture and Community

Milap’s INDIKA festival is a 12-day celebration of Indian music, dance, and culture. Celebrated annually, INDIKA brings together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds in multiple venues across the city.

In addition to festivals, Milap’s regular events showcase a diverse range of performances. Their Spring 2024 programme features exciting acts like the Afghan Youth Orchestra, performances by Debasmita Bhattacharya and Kousic Sen, and a debut performance in Liverpool by Niladri Kumar alongside virtuoso percussionist Yashwant Vaishnav.

To learn more about Milap and their upcoming events, visit their website milap.co.uk. Give them a follow on social media @milapfest.

We’d like to welcome Alok and the entire Milap team to Baltic Creative! We’re delighted to have you on board. šŸŽ‰