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There's A New Online Platform That Supports Desi Creative Talent

There's A New Online Platform That Supports Desi Creative Talent

The UK is bulging with amazing fresh talent. Each year 1000's of young hopefuls emerge from universities with their sights set on a career in their chosen art field but they very quickly learn that the road to success is a rocky and difficult one.

go.desi is a new digital platform that was designed specifically to support those wishing to reach customers looking for artisan and ethnically rooted products across the UK and beyond. Suki Talwar is the mastermind behind the site and, with a background in music and arts, is extremely keen on providing a medium for these amazing individuals to showcase their talent and just as importantly, sell it!

Just 3 of the most recent artists to take advantage of the site's offerings are Kully Rehill, Kal Bansal and Sanjay Badhan.

www.go.desi places much emphasis on ethnic art in its many forms from innovative designs on canvas and paintings through to unique murals on t-shirts and tote bags. A section of the site is dedicated to artists collections whilst other sections concentrate on products ranging from authentic Indian kitchenware, Ayurveda, vegan products and range of ethnic gifts.

Commenting on his venture, Suki explains: "I have always had a vested interest in the way South Asian culture has manifested itself in the West. My background is in working with Asian artists; I've worked with so many amazing people like Talvin Singh and Apache Indian, who pioneered the British Asian sound and paved the way for the next generation of Asian-inspired music artists. I also spent a lot of time working with the Arts Council of England, so I've seen the wealth of talent there is out there, and the lack of support these artists receive. go.desi was created to give budding and established businesses an opportunity to showcase their work on an appropriate platform and to allow not just Asian but the wider mainstream audiences to actually access and get a taste of some 'alternative' and edgy new products."

The site is still in its infancy but has already garnered huge interest from suppliers in India, Pakistan, Canada and across much of the UK; all eager to get on board before the official launch next month.