Opportunities at Attakkalari

Opportunities to lead national and international  projects in performing arts at Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bengaluru, India's leading contemporary dance organization. Be a part of innovative and path-breaking dance education initiatives, festivals and productions, and gain unparalleled skills and experiences.

Communications Executive


  • To design and drive the media strategy and campaign for the organization and increase its visibility and reach among the target groups.
  • To devise and implement strategies and activities to increase the brand value as well as promote its products and services
  • To coordinate the communication plans of different departments and build stories to effectively communicate through print, electronic and social media channels

Skills Required:

  • Should have Bachelor or Masters degree in mass communication/design with excellent written and spoken communication skills as well as sound knowledge to handle graphic design tools
  • Ability to design and drive media campaign to promote concepts, products and services
  • Should have good design and artistic sensibilities, flair for brand building, ability to drive campaigns.
  • Ability to manage social media, website and develop overall media strategy


Previous work experience is not a must, but preferred.

Salary and commitment:

Commitment timeline is at least 2 years with a provisional period of 3 months. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and capabilities. Outstation candidates can request for a telephone or Skype interview prior to a face to face meeting. The last date for applications is May 20th, 2017


Associate Artist

The Associate Artiste Programme, an initiative of the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is a professional development initiative for practicing performing artistes who aspire to further their career in dance. Applicants should have a proven track record and must be based in Bangalore.
Opportunities: Under this initiative, chosen dance artistes will get priority consideration for upcoming national and international projects. They will also be provided a platform to choreograph their own pieces which will then be considered for Platform Performances, Sanchaari Performance Tour and other exchange programmes of Attakkalari. Apart from a monthly stipend, they will receive additional incentives such as discounted rates for several of Attakkalari’s services including availing studio space; participating in master classes and other short courses; and receiving technical and management support for productions and tours. Association with Attakkalari will also facilitate interaction with some of the most acclaimed artistes in contemporary dance and allied fields from around the globe.
Selection Process: Attakkalari is looking for passionate and committed individuals who have professional experience and track record in performance/teaching/choreography. Dance artistes with at least +2 or equivalent academic education, in addition to sufficient training in contemporary dance and allied subjects will be considered for this position. In the case of performers, they should have performed in a minimum of 2 professional contemporary dance works. In the case of the teaching portfolio, a minimum of 2 years’ experience in conducting classes for both professional dancers as well as amateurs of different age groups, students of schools and colleges, special groups such as corporate employees etc is required. Choreographers should have choreographed and performed in a minimum of 2 professional dance pieces.
How to apply: Artistes with relevant experience can send an email to, clearly expressing their interest in the role, and how their skills and experience meet the requirements. The application can focus on performance, teaching or choreography, or all the three categories. It should be accompanied by an updated CV, a DVD or links to videos of related work/s, contact details, current commitments and time availability of the applicant. Shortlisted candidates will be called for an in-person interview and a contact session before making the final selection. Attakkalari’s decision on the selection will be final.
Commitments: The programme requires the artiste to undertake/participate in a minimum of two activities each month. They could either be performances, teaching assignments or choreographic works. Attakkalari has to be informed 30 days in advance about any other engagements that could affect the assigned activities or responsibilities. Selection for and participation in any engagement of Attakkalari is under absolute discretion of the relevant Project Managers/Artistic Director. Their decision will be final.
Remuneration: Selected artistes will receive a fixed stipend of Rs. 3000/- per month, in addition to separate fees for each assignment, which will be decided depending upon the nature of the project. All direct local travel costs will also be reimbursed.


Attakkalari has opportunities for people in Bangalore and elsewhere, who are interested to learn a new trade, gain experience and be part of a committed team in delivering many exciting projects. You should be adventurous, a team player and always ready to learn and try out new things. It offers the opportunity to work in various contexts with several artists, professionals from other disciplines, and national and international organizations broadening your horizon.

For further details of the job opportunities and to register your name please contact

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