Neeti Sethi Bose is a Professor of Art/Design/Craft Studio practice and Theory; a PhD in Art Theory, BFA and MFA in Visual Arts, and a Cert in Arts & Cultural Marketing. She has lived and taught across India, Africa and Australia. Her doctoral research compared visual cultures in India and Australia to identify causes for socio-economic disparity between mainstream and indigenous arts and cultural practices. Through extensive field research in both countries focusing on systems of classification, representation, production, support, promotion and marketing of Aboriginal arts and artists, Neeti reviewed socio-economic hierarchies, crafts and craft development initiatives, cultural development and cultural policies.
Keen on bridging gaps between grass roots and mainstream she designs and facilitates courses that create awareness/appreciation for indigenous arts and cultural practices and establish a contextual understanding. Neeti engages significantly with community groups, indigenous and traditional artists from various parts of the world. And has facilitated numerous events, activities and projects in Africa and India involving training, technical and creative support towards community mobilization, craft/product development and skill/capacity building in creative industries. She has worked with innumerable regional and international NGOs like ILO, DFID, UNESCO etc., MEA at GOI, and diplomatic missions in Ethiopia.