About Us

Scottish Indian Arts Forum (SIAF), a registered Scottish charity (SC033214) , had been promoting Indian culture and arts, in and around Edinburgh, through different music and dance events around key Indian festivals since its inception in August 1994.

 SIAF is governed by duly approved Constitution with an Executive Committee to manage all aspects of the organisation. The Committee comprises of members from different faiths with their origin from different parts of India which makes it a truly secular and all-encompassing Indian organisation in Edinburgh. The Committee members has wide experiences in community engagement and all offer their services on a voluntary basis so there is zero cost towards staff hence the entire fund is dedicated to the production of events.

 SIAF had been successfully organising the following events over the years:

·         Annual in the calendar: Dusherra, Holi

·         Milestone Indian Independence celebrations

·         Classical Indian Dances and Music shows, Exhibitions

SIAF had been consistently supported by City of Edinburgh Council (Sports & Culture) since its inception. Over the years it had been supported by Scottish Arts Council, Scottish Government, Big Lottery Fund, BEMIS and private corporates like RBS, Standard Life, SSE, Tata Consultancy Services, Baillie Gifford.
SIAF aim is to continue to expand its work in Indian arts and cultural awareness and integration in and around Edinburgh