Milapfest and Liverpool Hope University are delighted to announce the launch of The Milapfest Institute for Indian Arts. Created with the support of the Liverpool City Council, the Institute brings together the worlds of performance, artist development, education and research, with an extensive archive of music and dance recordings. The Institute is a unique and invaluable resource for Indian dance and music in the UK.

Based at Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus, the physical part of the Institute features a library of books, DVDs, CDs and magazines, as well as a large digital archive of live music and dance performances recorded over the last 30 years, including footage of rarely seen/heard performances

Professor Gerald Pillay, Vice Chancellor of Liverpool Hope University said: “Being able to house such an extensive resource at our university is a privilege. It is a unique and inspiring resource for students of dance and performance, cultural and social history and a number of other disciplines. We are sure that it will also attract researchers and practitioners from around the world.  The excellent department of western classical music, composition and performance, through the partnership with Milap, offers students the possibility to study another profound and much older classical tradition.”

For more information about the institute and how to access it please contact Executive Director, Prashant Nayak at on 0151 291 3949.