Success Stories of the Artists

Tushar Maithani

I always knew that I wanted to pursue music in some capacity and this desire drew me to Mumbai, where I took up a job with Teach For India. Here, I came across performance photos of a friend and ex-colleague, Neeraj Arya, who was then an NSPA artist..


Dhammrakshit Randive

His soft-spoken demeanor belies no hint of the rousing performances he is capable of delivering. With his trademark calm, he waits for us to commence the interview. We have a long list of questions prepared, some biographical and some seeking to extract personal opinions.


Mohammed Khan

Although a lover of music and the stage, he never really thought about pursuing a career as a performer. After finishing college, he took up a job in the retail market to support his family and continued to work there for three years. However, life has a strange way of altering our paths..


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Our Goal

The prime motive of the NSPA Foundation is to make art easily accessible to all. The organization achieves this by promoting the culture of street performances, or ‘busking’, in the city. Busking creates a direct, inexpensive interface between people and artists and this helps cultivate an appreciation for the arts. The organization also helps support the livelihoods of independent artists by paying them a performance fee for each performance.

Our Sponsor

Quantum AMC is known for its radical thinking and foresight in the country’s financial sector. The company is also a keen supporter of the arts and has always set aside a portion of its earnings to sponsor the NSPA Foundation’s activities. Today, Quantum AMC is not just a source of funds for NSPA but a great source of encouragement as well.

Our Story

NSPA was first conceived when 'Ajit Dayal' Our Founder found no buyers for his idea of taking Art to the Streets. Two young music aficionados joined hands temporarily with Ajit and first pitched the idea to the Western Railways, Mumbai. Contrary to popular perception, the Railways were most enthusiastic and suggested a pilot run to test the idea.

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Community Art
Stage Performances
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A Little About NSPA

The organisation was founded in the October of 2012 in Mumbai, and we enjoyed our debut performance at Churchgate Station with folk street musicians, who received the astonishment and accolades of the commuters and pedestrians! We now perform at over a dozen public venues in Mumbai - including the Carter Road Amphi theatre, Mumbai Metro stations, and several parks and organic farmers' markets - for more than 50 hours a week!

The Natural Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA Foundation)
is a non-profit initiative dedicated to bringing the culture of street performances to India, and supporting the livelihoods of independent artists - and helping the common man rediscover public spaces and "stuff their eyes with wonder".


Our Artists

Saurabh Sharma
(Panjabi Folk)
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Folk Masti
(Folk Fusion)
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Suresh Kala
(Uttarakhandi Folk)
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Ram Trio
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Achchhai Pandey
(Uttarbartiya Folk)
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(Street Play)
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What Our Fantastic Audience Say

“Accidently bumped into Nitesh's performance this morning at borivali stn. Great going. Keep it up."

“Its too good. The artists are also just awesome. Completely refreshing."

“In this busy life schedule I could take time off to listen to the performer. Hope this will bring forth also the poorer folks, that they would be given opportunities"

“I reached Vashi station tired and worn out from the days work, to see a crowd formed around a man, went to investigate, and I saw a man performing a song which sounded like Sufi music to me. His voice echoed through the granite corridors of the station and the merry strums of his guitar filled the air with melancholy. I stood there hearing his song about finding God in ones own belief, reminded me of Kabir ke Dohe which i had read when i was a kid."

“My first ever seen live street performance with great message."

“It's peace away from chaos, should have put it out on the railway speakers. Amazing !!!"


Contact Information

Natural Streets for Performing Arts Foundation(NSPA Foundation)
16, Jolly Maker Chamber No 2,
225, Nariman Point, Mumbai,
Maharashtra 400 021.
Phone (Off.) : +91 022 2204 1250

Jessica Noronha: +91 9619152275

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