Our Supporters, Funders & Partners

Thank you to all of our supporters, well-wishers and our loyal and dedicated audience members. Your continued support has meant we have achieved huge success over the last 30 years in promoting Indian arts and culture locally, regionally and nationally.

The Milapfest team would like to thank the following supporters:


Arts Council England
Liverpool Hope University
Liverpool City Council

Trusts and Foundations

Garfield Weston Foundation
Help Musicians UK
The John Lewis Foundation
The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation
The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust
The Granada Foundation

Individual & Institutional Support

Mr CB Patel

We are grateful to Mr RT Chari, TAG Corporation, for very generously donating the TAG Digital Archive to Sannidhi, Milapfest Institute for Indian Arts.

We are also very grateful to Mr. Chari for presenting a large quantity of books, dvds and cds to the Sannidhi Library, as well as supporting it with expert technical help to establish and populate these archives digitally.  The Sannidhi library has been named as the RT Chari Library of Indian Arts.

In 2014, the Liverpool City Council very generously donated seven digital computers touch-screen computers to establish the TAG Digital Archives at the Sannidhi Institute.  In 2015, the Liverpool Hope University donated three additional computers to add Digital Dance Archives.  We are very grateful to the university for this support and help.

Kalanidhi Donors
We regularly receive support

form diverse individuals to support the Kalanidhi Donor Scheme to support the Trust’s work. While all of these donors hitherto have reuwested us to anonymise their donations, nevertheless we are very grateful to them for their very valuable support. As a NAtional Charity, we are keen to appeal to all the visitors to this site, to consider donations to the very vital work we do din supporting young British artists and art forms.

We are particularly keen to request those who feel inspired by our work with the young musicians & dancers of England, to consider suporting the SAMYO & TARANG Orchestras & their young musicians!

Find out how you can take part in the Kalanidhi regular giving scheme here.


Milapfest is a member of COoL, a diverse collective of key arts organisations in Liverpool: championing the arts; changing perceptions; creating possibilities

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SAYA Catering, London

Business in the Arts: North West
Milapfest also acknowledges the support of Business in the Arts Northwest and Diane Brown for their support in developing best business practice and development of staff.

For further details of how you could make a difference today please click here.

Principal Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our principal supporters and funders, who enable us to invest our time and efforts into making a difference to people’s lives.


Milapfest is part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Programme, which consists of a rich variety of organisations across England, reflecting the quality and excellence of the arts in England and shaped by the five shared goals set out the strategic framework. Many of Milapfest’s key initiatives are supported by ACE, including Tarang, our main performance programme, and professional development work for Artists.

“Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.
We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. “ From www.artscouncil.org.uk.


Milapfest is supported by funding from Liverpol City Council’s Arts and Culture Investment Programme (ACIP).
“ACIP supports Liverpool’s economy by providing an independent and distinct cultural offer that provides real authenticity and a strong sense of identity to the Liverpool brand.  The quality of artistic activity has achieved (and needs to maintain) an international standard which enables it to compete with other cities.

The ACIP scheme has had a major positive impact on the City, and has contributed to a vibrant cultural offer, particularly in terms of visitor numbers, leveraged funding and community participation.” From Liverpool City Council www.liverpool.gov.uk


This initiative supports 5 ways to Wellbeing and 2020 the Decade of Health and Wellbeing is about encouraging people to build these ways into their daily routines and potentially add 7.5 years to their life expectancy. The underlying message through the five ways is that mental health and wellbeing is as important as physical health; feeling good is an important part of being healthy.

Milapfest is supported as a partner of the 2020 Decade of Health and Wellbeing, and many of our major programmes in Liverpool, including Music for the Mind & Soul and Artschool, contribute to healthier lifestyles for our community. http://www.2020healthandwellbeing.org.uk.

Partner Organisations

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The Capstone Theatre | Liverpool Hope University | The Bhavan | The Bridgewater Hall | The Lowry | Apsaras Arts | AE Technical Production | Southbank Centre | Jaspar Centre

Asian Voice & ABPL Group

Media Partner

Mayur Restaurant

Catering Partner