• 25+ years of professional media experience •
Atelier Culturati was founded by Shivani Saini in Berlin, Germany, to meet the demands of the cultural sector. With over 25 years of professional experience, our work combines the essence of an artist’s studio or workshop (Atelier) with those who deeply appreciate arts + culture (Culturati). We are passionate about serving people + organizations that create, and who have stories to tell.
• CEO & Founder •
Shivani Saini is a consultant, producer and skillful communicator with over 25 years of professional media experience. She is a dedicated advocate for equity within mainstream media and the cultural sector. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Radio & Television from Ryerson University, and has worked in all genres of media production; in every role from the creative to the business side. Her portfolio includes groundbreaking museum content, award-winning television & film, cutting-edge theatre, international visual arts affairs, social media initiatives, and festivals that cultivate new works.
Select projects include: Senior Producer & Project Manager for the new Royal Alberta Museum’s Aboriginal Media Production; 30 Films and a spectacular 360 Video that features Indigenous Peoples sharing their own stories, and authentically from their worldviews. Marketing & Communications Director for the world premiere of Making Treaty 7, selling out each performance of a history-making live theatrical presentation that featured over 20 First Nations and non-Aboriginal artists. Associate Producer, Business Affairs and Digital Media Producer for seasons 1, 2 & 3 of the award-winning dramatic television series Blackstone. Her fundamental engagement and social media strategies helped to grow Blackstone’s Facebook community from 0 to nearly 20,000 fans. She was the first South Asian Canadian woman to be on-air during prime time television as a Co-Host & Producer of Access Television’s HelpTV (Edmonton, 2001), and a MuchMusic Intern in 1998.
Shivani is a member of The 3.7% Initiative, The Calgary Congress for Equity and Diversity in the Arts, and the founder of Creatives Empowered, the first and only organization in Alberta for film + tv, media and arts professionals who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.
Photo: Marc J. Chalifoux Photography