About Us

The InsideOut Art Prize 2018 and the Awakening Exhibition are presented by InsideOut Delhi in association with the Naz Foundation (India) Trust.

InsideOut Delhi is a volunteer LGBTQ+ organisation of Indian and ex-pat professionals and diplomats based in New Delhi, supporting health, human rights and the arts through cultural exchange. The volunteers on the organising committee come from diverse professional backgrounds including the arts.

The Naz Foundation (India) Trust is a registered charity that works to create a just and equitable society by transforming individuals from socially and economically excluded communities into agents of change. It has led in the fights against HIV/AIDS and for LGBTQ rights in India since 1994.

InsideOut Delhi is a volunteer organisation that draws on the time, love and expertise of its members to put on events like `Awakening’.

If you would like to get involved, please contact us at:

The InsideOut Art Prize 2019 Organising Committee



Vikas Narula is an engineer, restaurateur and a devotee of the local arts and music scene. With his business partner, Narula created the iconic Depot 29 and Depot 48 -- a fusion of original music performances and contemporary cuisine. A dual Indian-Australian national, Narula studied in Adelaide and worked in Sydney and the Gold Coast before returning to New Delhi to follow his heart into the restaurant business. Depot 48's "Pink Tuesdays" became a must for the city's queer community. Stay tuned for his next venture.


brad hutton

Brad Hutton is a long-time activist in the HIV/AIDs and LGBTQ communities in Canada & the USA. He was a member of Arts Cooperative Galleries in Columbus, Ohio and Toronto, Ontario and has been involved in curating over 100 exhibitions. He's lived in New Delhi for three years and was on the inaugural organizing committee of InsideOut's first art competition, ‘Refracted Lives’.



Shivraj Parshad has over two decades experience in journalism, broadcasting, communications and training. He began his career in 1995 with India’s première media house New Delhi Television (NDTV) and was part of the company’s transformation to a global broadcaster. He has trained senior leaders from various organizations and keeps busy advising these organisations on learning and development, strategic messaging, brand, public policy, government affairs, crisis and public speaking.


ajay chauhan

Ajay Chauhan is a Global Lead at Mondelēz International where he specializes in quality compliance and risk governance. He also leads Asia Pacific CSR initiatives at Mondelez. He's a chartered accountant with a masters in economics and international trade and has worked in Mumbai, Switzerland and Delhi. He's active in his company's Pride network and is always involved in the queer community no matter which city he calls home.

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Stevie Clayton

Stevie Clayton is coordinator of the InsideOut Art Prize. Originally from Australia, she has a background in management, public health and human rights. She was CEO of ACON Health - a HIV and LGBTQ health NGO, and a board member of LGBTQ organisations including co-chair of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras - one of the world’s largest LGBTQ arts and cultural festivals. She is now a management consultant, focusing on strategy and executive coaching. After six years in the Middle East, she came to Delhi and fell in love with India.


Carl Sullivan

Carl Sullivan is a senior editor for Microsoft, overseeing editorial teams for and from Delhi for the past two years. A lifelong journalist, he has won awards for coverage of American politics, world and domestic news, and cultural trends. Sullivan is a long-time member of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association in the U.S.

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John Connolly

John Connolly has lived in Delhi for the last 11 years with his husband, Atanu. He is currently the head Creative at Ravish Kapoor Innovative Invitations and coordinator of InsideOut Delhi. He has previous incarnations as a chef, he owned a restaurant, a catering company, and an event management firm and even worked as a major domo for a Forbes billionaire. He’s deeply passionate when it comes to food and travel.