The Asian Arts Agency began its life as a community-based organisation supporting South Asian arts in Bristol in early 2000.

Since the appointment of its first Director, Jaswinder Singh, in 2006, the Agency has undertaken a robust strategic and organisational development programme. This has resulted in consolidation of the Agency’s Bristol work and an expansion of its regional and national works. The Agency wants to develop and deliver outstanding artistic and strategic development projects including national touring, new commissioning, artist development initiatives and international work programmes.