Divya is a South Asian Womxnist, Arts & Cultural Producer, and Performance Artist, who specialises in developing co-created programmes, festivals and live public events across multiple disciplines of art. Her passion for amplifying marginalised voices and leading holistically from her heart centre, means that Divya has a unique style of engaging with artists and communities.
As a juggler of many lemons, her lemonade stand is full of skills including: dancing, writing poetry, facilitating spaces, interrogating systems, speaking publicly (sometimes) and having a sharp eye for marketing and design. Sour Lemon’s has a special place in her heart, having graduated from the pilot, working as a creative consultant, and jumping on board as Programme Producer and Peer Mentor to launch Making LEMONADE in 2019.
Divya is a winner of the Pitch To The Mix Prize, for her sell out cross-art festival Cut The Bakwaas; which was later commissioned as part of Evolution Festival at Lyric Hammersmith; an alumna of Apple’s and Snakes Emerging Leaders Programme, British Council’s Emerging Producers Development Programme, and BAC Young Producers. She has worked passionately with: Barbican Centre, Battersea Arts Centre, Royal Academy of Dance, Apples & Snakes, Science Gallery London, Mercury Music Awards, Upper Street Events & O2 to name a few.
Most recently she has had her first piece of poetry digitally published as part of the ‘Poetry in the Pandemic’ collection by Aik Saath, she is piloting some new community-focussed work with Culture Mile London at The Barbican Centre, and she is a Grant recipient and participant for We Move Hip Hop Dance Leadership Programme (led by East London Dance and a consortium of leading Hip Hop Theatre partners) where she is about to embark on some juicy research around decolonising the dance sector.