We are a not-for-profit, grassroots organization established to foster and grow the large South Asian Arts Community in Toronto and across Canada. We help to unify, create awareness and develop new showcase opportunities in Toronto, across Canada and Internationally. Since inception, desiFEST has expanded to include showcases in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver. We have also invited artists from across Canada, UK, US, India, and Pakistan to join our celebration. We take pride in showcasing Canadian talent in the core of our city at Yonge-Dundas Square. We have helped over 300 artists and bands to gain exposure, collaborate on new music and strengthen the community.

Through desiFEST, we are helping to build local arts communities, inspire youth and support Arts across Canada. In helping foster the artist community, we help artists with various aspects of the industry.

  • Business Planning
  • PR and Marketing
  • Music Production
  • Grants and Finance Planning
  • Connections
  • Funding

We encourage you to get involved and show your support in helping build the future of Canada’s South Asian ARTS COMMUNITY together.

I am very proud of our team and their commitment to the project. They work extremely hard to ensure every artists and family member gets the BEST experience at desiFEST. They are the first point of contact to our sponsors and they do a GREAT job in representing desiFEST.

Sincerely Yours,

Sathish Bala | Founder, Creative Director