The four-day event, ‘Art Festival 2020, Nilphamari’ will take place from February 26 to 29. The prime purpose of the arrangement is to introduce a healthy culture against the backdrop of poor taste, from cities to the remote countryside of Bangladesh.
The art festival aims to inspire artists to create innovative artworks, in a quiet place beyond the chaotic city life. Renowned artists from home and abroad, will share their experiences and views on art with school students during the event.
Set in a natural environment, the festival hopes to become a true reunion for the participating artists, students and local inhabitants. The theme for this year’s festival is ‘Nature is Life, Art for Brighter Life’. Artists will paint as they like, while the organisrers will provide them with art supplies, food and accommodation.
The festival will feature an international art camp by eminent artists from Bangladesh and beyond, art exhibitions, cultural programmes, a traditional folk art and craft-fair, and sightseeing tours.
Eminent artist Professor Mohammad Eunus is the convener of the festival organising committee. Multi-award winning artist Md Harun-Ar-Rashid Tutul, an Assistant Professor of the Department of Graphic Design, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka is the curator of the festival.
An open call for applications from artists and art organisations to participate is currently underway. A total of 60 artists and organisations will be selected to take part in the festival. The deadline for submitting applications is January 20, 2020. For more details, visit: www.artbangla.org