The ARTery

Founded in Chennai in 2011 as a contemporary arts magazine, we have seen a steady growth over the last few years into a unique arts promotion portal that curates creative thought and channels them into unique events and publications with the help of contemporary technologies.



We have curated and presented unique festivals, including the Voices of Tomorrow: a path-breaking festival for young and promising Indian classical vocalists and Svatantra: a unique festival celebrating artistic freedom, coinciding with the commemoration of India’s Independence, every year during the week of Aug 15th. This festival focuses on bringing together diverse art forms such as music, dance and drama under the same roof.



The ARTery has produced two unique mobile apps – The ARTery App, for users to legally download Indian classical music albums and The Chennai Music Season App, an interactive guide to Chennai’s annual music season with in-built social networking that lets users share their season experiences in real-time, right from a performance venue!



All our events and festivals have been webcast live worldwide, with the aim of delivering quality content to art lovers from all over the world.


We are working towards establishing a world-class Center for Excellence for Indian performing arts that will serve as a globally accessible state-of-the-art repository for authentic artistic content and traditions.

  • Curate and present uniquely ideated Indian performing arts events in India and USA, with specific focus on cross-platform collaboration between artistes of various genres

  • Host periodic lectures, workshops and teaching camps by acknowledged experts and make it accessible to audiences worldwide.

  • Identify and promote promising talent with a level playing field for all aspirants

  • Highlight diverse indigenous art forms such as Kathakali, Tevaram, Koodiyattam, Yakshagana, Bhagavata Mela, etc. that are under-represented

  • Compile and archive expert content into a world-class globally accessible repository

  • Create mobile apps in a user-friendly contemporary format to attract younger audiences and kindle their interest in Classical Music and allied art forms.

  • Publish our monthly magazine featuring high-quality content including articles, columns, photographs targeted towards the younger generation of rasikas.

  • Curate an online radio channel that produces and broadcasts content sourced from several thousand hours of recordings from our archives

  • Periodically release select content as albums & books (electronic and hardcopy)

Chief Mentor

Dr. S. Sowmya

Lead Curator

Ramanathan N. Iyer

Advisory Panel

Prof. T. N. Krishnan

Shri. V. V. Sundaram

Shri. Vedanth Ramanujam

Executive Committee

Ashwath Narayanan

Bharat Sundar

Chandrasekara Sharma

Institutional Affiliates

Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival

Srishti’s Carnatica


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The ARTery, No. 12, Hanumantha Road, Balaji Nagar, Royapettah, Chennai – 600014