Meet Fellow Artists Or Be A Part Of An Interesting Discussion At These 5 Community Meet-Ups In Pune

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Are you an artist looking to meet like minded people? Are you a budding entrepreneur, writer, filmmaker, etc. and want to meet people from your fraternity? You’ve landed at the right spot. From poetry readings to LGBTQ film screenings and heartfelt discussions, here are five community meet-ups in Pune that you should check out.

Gyan Adab

A quaint cultural centre nestled in the cosy corner of Kalyani Nagar, Gyaan Adab celebrates literature and art, free from the shackles of politics, religion, class, caste and creed. From book readings to heartfelt discussions on art, music and theatre, Gyaan Adab ropes in gifted artists and literature enthusiasts under one roof.

The place is also known for live music and poetry presentations set around core themes and ideas that aim to inspire and educate the audience. Read more about Gyan Adab in our recommendation here.

Amplify Art

Collaborate with musicians, writers, poets, cinema & literature enthusiasts, actors and more at Amplify Art, a Pune-based creative community, started by Rohan Julian Francis, that celebrates art & culture across the globe.

Ever since its inception in 2016, Amplify Art at Viman Nagar has provided a stage for budding poets, singers, doodlers, painters, actors and more. From open mics to discussions and exhibitions, Amplify Art believes in grooming the next generation and encourage them to network amongst themselves. That’s not it! You get to meet established entrepreneurs, thinkers, activists, influencers and artists who will guide and mentor you in your next collab or project.

Ekattha-The Design Faktory

The brainchild of Rasika Tanmay Mehta, Ekattha in Aundh is an ecosystem of creative minds working and collaborating together. From art curators to painters, designers, photographers, writers, illustrators, cinematographers and creative start-ups, everyone is welcome at this beautiful co-working space.

Ekattha has a huge open terrace, and a large community space with private meeting rooms, studios, workshop areas, a library full of books and audio-visual games, and a recreational hall. And, in case you’re wondering, space is well-equipped with high-speed WiFi and printers too.

Coming to the best part about working out of Ekattha, we hear they organise various monthly events for the members such as karaoke evenings, jamming sessions, start-up meets and in-house games day. Barring this, they also arrange regular get-togethers over meals, expert talks, stress-busting workshops and more.

Cultural Centre

Are you new in Pune and are looking connect with like-minded people? Check out The Cultural Centre {TCC} at Koregaon Park Annexe, Mundhwa that helps to the bridge the cultural gap between the residents of Pune and the newbies who’ve recently relocated to the city.

Started in 2013 by Prelocate Intercultural Training, an Indo-German relocation service provider, The Cultural Centre is a hub for learning, art, music and creativity while mixing and making connections with people across the globe. TCC, in its truest form, is a melting pot of culture, open to participants of all ages, gender and nationality. From learning Cuban salsa to enjoying a soulful classic rock gig while munching on a plate of Portugal or Mozambic finger food, TCC is the place to be! Read more on it here.


Started in 2014 in Pune, as an extension to the Bangalore based collaborative – MIST by Shyam Konnur is an LGBTQ+ collective with a vision to make India a more inclusive society. MIST organises one-of-a-kind meetups, parties and readings that are open to everyone irrespective of their sexual orientation. From artists to entrepreuners, theatre actors, designers and more, MIST is the place if you’re looking to engage in to all things art and culture.

Apart from organising these meetups, MIST also undertakes various initiatives in Pune such as, QTAM {Queer Talks and Meets}, QAAF  {Queer Allies and Arts Festival}, PIQFF  {Pune International Queer Film Festival} and a pride store!


Former Features Writer, LBB