Purna Bhattacharya is an Indo-Canadian producer, singer-songwriter, and artist development mentor based in Montreal, Canada. She uses art to create awareness, public dialogue, and equal work opportunities for women, LGBT, and the deaf/mute. She encourages ethnic diversity, representing her own background using India’s national animal, the peacock, in her logo.
With 10 years of experience in music and business, Purna has taught at Concordia University and Carleton University, managed and collaborated on various audio/video productions, has been a Band Coach at Rock Camp for Girls and Non-Gender Conforming Youth and was a speaker at the 2018 MaMA Festival & Convention geared towards up and coming artists and managers. She holds a Masters Degree in Musicology, and Certificates in Teaching Assistance, as well as Music and Creativity.
In 2018, Purna is focused on: creating a demo album to showcase her songwriting and production skills; developing workshops on creativity, business and equality; providing artist development mentorship; and representing Forestare as their International booking manager (outside Quebec). She sits on the English Language Artist Network (ELAN) Board of Directors as a Music and Corporate Representative, as well as on the Inclusion Committee, and serves as a Jury Member at FACTOR.