ArtsEkta (Ekta means bonding or uniting in the Indian language) is a multi-award winning social enterprise that works to enhance the practice, understanding and appreciation of ethnic arts within an artistic, social and educational context.
ArtsEkta delivers three of Northern Ireland’s most creative and unique multi-cultural festival concepts. Belfast Mela, the region’s largest multi-cultural festival; Diwali and Samhain, Ireland’s first Indo-Celtic fusion festival and; Festival of Colours, a unique spring time festival.
Each festival has its roots in South Asian culture and traditions, however ArtsEkta has cleverly adapted them into civic multi-cultural celebrations that visibly embrace cultural diversity. Attracting tens of thousands of people each year these festivals are a refreshing, innovative and popular offering in our country’s culture, arts and tourism scene.