October Jam is an independent arts festival situated in Bangalore. The festival is curated around a philosophical question that is collectively discussed. These questions emerge from current preoccupations, lamentations, the pulse of the political climate or a collective feeling. We invite artists from different disciplines to learn and share their creative responses to this question. We present our ideas, provocations, noise and silence through creative practice in found, open and public spaces in order to reach diverse audiences. The festival is supported by artists and friends of maraa to cover production costs. We believe that arts in the public space can be free of the burden of competing agendas and the market, where we continue to work on our own terms. The jam exists because we are curious, restless and free spirited.