Since the inception of ICCR, the Incoming Cultural Delegations work has been its integral part and pertains to the promotion of foreign cultural presentations in the country --- both within the ambit of India's Cultural Exchange Programmes with different countries and outside it.
CULTURAL TROUPES FROM ABROAD
The visiting cultural groups that are hosted by the Council are, for the most part, covered under the respective CEP and is on the basis of reciprocity. In general, under this scheme, the Council provides and meets the costs of venues, technical requirements, transportation within India, publicity for the programmes and local sightseeing, while the sending side bears the cost of international airfares and the honoraria paid to the visiting cultural groups. A primary mandate of the Council is to create international understanding through culture. Towards meeting this objective, the Council showcases performances by foreign cultural troupes so that the people of India get to see and appreciate cultures from across the globe. During the past six decades, the ICCR has organized hundreds of cultural events, including cultural weeks and Festivals dedicated to a specific country, region or even a continent.
Click on the year to see the list of international cultural group that performed in India.
2010-11 (145 KB)
2011-12 (171 KB)
2012-13 (233 KB)
2013-14 (170 KB)
2014-15 (39.4 KB)
2015-16 (23.3 KB)
FESTIVALS IN INDIA
In addition, major Festivals are also organized where several events are held simultaneously at various venues in the country. In 2008-2010, the Council had organized a year-long festival 'Year of Russia in India' during 2008, the Africa Festival in March/April 2008, the Arab League Cultural Festival in December 2008, and the South Asia Fusion Band Festival during February-December 2009. Some of the other festivals organized in these years include Bonjour India, Festival of France in India, in November 2009, the South Asia Students Exchange Programme and the Festival of China in India, both in April 2010, apart from the Africa Festival in May 2010, and the International Dance Festival in June-July 2010.
ICCR ORGANIZED THE FOLLOWING MAJOR FESTIVALS IN INDIA:
a) 2-day Africa Festival in May, 2010
b) 3-day International dance Festival by foreign Nations in August, 2014
c) International Shadow Play/Puppeteers in August, 2010
d) Foreign troupes performed in Commonwealth Games in October, 2010
e) Delhi International Arts Festival in December, 2010
f) South Asian Band Festival in December, 2010
g) Tradition of Sufism in February, 2011
h) ASEAN countries in March, 2011
a) International Jazz Festival, in April, 2011
b) 2nd International Dance Festival, in October, 2011
c) Delhi International Arts Festival, in October/ November 2011
d) Film Festival (DIAF), in November 2011
e) Buddhist International Performing Arts Festival, 28 November-1 December 2011
f) South Asian Band Festival, 2-4 December 2011
g) Egyptian Cultural Week, 28 January-3 February 2012
h) Sufi Festival, 6-8 February 2012
i) 2nd Delhi International Jazz Festival,16-18 March 2012
a) Festival of Latin American Music & Dance, 7-9 April 2012
b) Africa Festival Programme, 18 -19 June 2012
c) 3rd International Dance Festival, 8- 10 October 2012
d) Days of Russian Culture in India, 25 October-2 November 2012
e) Delhi International Arts Festival, 24 October -11 November 2012
f) South Asian Band Festival, 7-9 December 2012
g) India-ASEAN Gala Event, 13-31 December 2012
h) Sufi Festival, 6-8 February 2013
i) International Surajkund Crafts Mela, 6-15 February 2013
j) World Percussion Festival, 15 February-14 March 2013
k) 3rd Delhi International Jazz Festival, 14-19 March 2013
a) 4th International Dance & Music Festival-2013
b) 7th South Asian Bands Festival -2013(Agency work on behalf of MEA)
c) 4th International Sufi Festival 2014
d) 4th Delhi International Jazz Festival 28th to 30th March, 2014
a) 5th World Flute Festival, 2014 (Krishna Prerna Charitable Trust)
a) 5th World Flute Festival, 2014 (Krishna Prerna Charitable Trust) in August, 2014
b) Begum Akhtar Centenary celebrations, New Delhi from 10th to 12th October, 2014
c) 1st International Folk Dance & Music Festival during 13-15 October, 2014
d) 5th International Dance & Music Festival during 28-30 October, 2014
e) 8th Delhi International Arts Festival 2014 from 31st October to 7th November, 2014
f) 8th South Asian bands Festival held at Purana Qila during 7th to 9th Nov, 2014
g) 2nd World Percussion Festival from 21st to 23rd November, 2014
h) Russian Cultural Festival in India from 5th November to 22nd December, 2014
With all these events, the people of the country get to witness performances from across the world and thereby enhance their understanding of foreign cultures.
OTHER EVENTS ORGANIZED BY ICCR IN INDIA
In addition, the Council implements cultural projects on behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Culture, the Lok Sabha, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, etc., as part of its work as the cultural agency of the Government of India. The ICCR also handles requests received from various non-governmental organizations in Delhi/National Capital Territory and facilitates the performance of good artistes from its panel for their functions. The Council also extends financial support to NGOs engaged in various cultural activities.
Under the 'Horizon Series, every month ICCR organize two performances of the Indian artistes at its Azad Bhavan Auditorium, New Delhi. The Council also organizes monthly 'Horizon Series', performances in each of its Regional Offices within the country in India. Yearwise details of Horizon Series organized at New Delhi may like to be viewed by clicking the year below.
Besides, yearwise list of Indian Cultural Programmes/Horizon Programmes held in Delhi. Please be seen by clicking the below.
2010-11 (110 KB)
2011-12 (294 KB)
2012-13 (82.9 KB)
2013-14 (34.4 KB)
2015-16 (15.3 KB)