Creating inclusive content and powerful engagement...
a non-profit collective for BIPOC film, tv, media & arts professionals!VISIT LANDING PAGE
With 25+ yrs of professional film, tv, media & arts experience, Atelier Culturati is uniquely positioned to help you produce strategies, stories & experiences that empower true inclusivity.
What We Do
Our expertise is consulting, producing and public relations. Our proven strategies result in high quality storytelling and content, increased brand and public awareness, and can double your engaged audiences. We offer innovative and results-driven solutions across the cultural sector.
Our vision is to create and support works that positively transform the human condition. We focus on projects that raise awareness, break boundaries and elevate the social conscious. Manifesting valuable understanding and connection.
Strategic Planning for EDI
We offer Strategic Planning to help cultural sector organizations become more equitable, diverse and inclusive, authentically, over the next 1 to 3 years.
Media Content Consulting
With an extensive background in news, broadcast tv and content creation, we can help you create inclusive content reflective of your true audiences.
Tonya WilliamsFounder, Executive & Artistic Director / Reelworld Film Festival & Screen Institute
"We had the opportunity to hire Shivani as our consultant to sharpen our messaging and help us with our sponsorship packages. She was amazing. She did great research for us and delivered in a timely manner. She brings that perfect balance of her creativity and her business acumen. She knows the Canadian entertainment industry inside out and that knowledge was invaluable to us. Using the sponsorship decks she created for us we were able to increase our sponsorship dollars 35%, and that was during COVID! Atelier Culturati is the best investment we could have made. We will definitely be working with her again in the future."
Sharon StevensExecutive Director / Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society
"The Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society hired Shivani Saini and Atelier Culturati for our Strategic Planning in May of 2020, and although restricted to online meetings during COVID-19, her exceptional organizational skills ensured the process was manageable and productive. Her online facilitation capabilities provided context and inclusion for everyone to contribute. It was an absolute pleasure to collaborate with Shivani on this important governance work. She is a thorough and clear communicator and we now have a comprehensive and accessible strategic plan for our next three years. I hope to work with Shivani again in the future."
Alexandra LazarowichProducer, Director & Screenwriter / Award-Winning Filmmaker
"Shivani was an outstanding producer to work with! Her abilities to tackle any complication with thoughtfulness, grace and understanding were critical to completing the Royal Alberta Museum project. She is an invaluable asset to have on your team, and I was lucky to work with her."
Carlin WraggDirector, RAA Media, New York / Ralph Applebaum Associates
"Shivani Saini is a skilled Project Manager who empowers creative talent to tell challenging stories with insight and vision. As Producer and Project Manager of Aboriginal Media for the Royal Alberta Museum, her flexible process, commitment to collaboration and timely communication kept the work moving at pace through every production challenge. She is an asset to any team."
Andres LandauCo-Founder / Victory Social Club
"Shivani was the Producer & Project Manager for WorldViews 360: What Makes Us Strong, an immersive 360 degree film installed at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton. She worked closely with our team at Victory Social Club in Toronto making sure all the lines of communication were open and available with the various team members including the executive producers and directors, to those involved with more technical aspects of the project. Her professionalism, positivity and drive were a key part of the success of it all."
Kristi Hansen & Vanessa SabourinArtistic Producers & freelance theatre artists / Azimuth Theatre
"Azimuth Theatre’s staff and its board of directors had the pleasure of working with Shivani and Atelier Culturati as the facilitator for our Strategic Planning work in 2019 / 2020, resulting in the assembly of a 5-year Strategic Plan. Shivani’s vast skill set as a producer, a facilitator, and Atelier Culturati’s focus on projects that elevate the social conscious made her the perfect fit with Azimuth’s social mandate. She is organized, driven, flexible, and is able to offer detailed observations and suggestions that make each project she undertakes unique and specific to her clients’ needs. We look forward to the next opportunity to work with Shivani and would recommend Atelier Culturati to any organization looking to deepen their community outreach, and to think outside the box in their public relations and engagement."
Murray UtasArtistic Director / Fringe Theatre
"Shivani brilliantly balances an ability to lead with that of being a part of the team. Her work on our Chinook Series was outstanding and always professional. Our event is extremely challenging as it combines numerous programming streams that all have their own expectations which then need to be communicated out to the public in a cohesive and united way. The execution of this was exemplary."
Reneltta ArlukArtistic Director / Akpik Theatre
"Atelier Culturati engages outreach with an aesthetic that invites audiences to be part of the conversation. Akpik Theatre first worked with Shivani on the workshop production of Pawakân Macbeth. Atelier Culturati documented the creative process as well as promotion. The media we received filled our theatre for its entire run. We are continuing our work with Atelier Culturati as we move forward with the tour in 2020."
Cliff CardinalPlaywright, Actor & Musician / Independent Artist
"Shivani cultivated relationships that garnered an award and gave us presence in the conversation at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts market in the world. We couldn't have been successful without her skill and tirelessness."
Sheri-D WilsonCalgary's Poet Laureate (2018 - 2020) / Calgary Spoken Word Society
"Shivani is a team leader and player, an initiator, and is skilled at seeing a project through to its completion. She has a precise eye for detail, and is an absolute joy to work with. Because of Shivani, the projects we have done together shine. She gets the job done like no other!"
Christine Sokaymoh FrederickExecutive & Artistic Director / Dreamspeakers Festival Society
"Shivani is trustworthy, reliable, creative and professional, and with her extensive network and background as a producer and consultant, she has lent tremendous capacity to what we do. She’s able to grasp our vision and guide us in ways to achieve it, and her records and reports make my reporting so much easier. I like working with her year after year because she also helps us see and measure our growth and impact. As our organization evolves, we look forward to working with Atelier Culturati".
Chris HsiungPresident / Hidden Story Productions
“Shivani has an unwavering commitment to excellence in every project she takes on. She is dedicated, organized and challenges each team she works with to strive for their best.”