Like previous years, Charukala Utshab 2019, Gazipur, has been arranged in order to inspire a creative and humane generation through the practice of innovative arts. The purpose of arranging the Fine Art Festival is to create a healthy and beautiful Bangladesh for the present and forthcoming generations, from across the timelines; from cities to the remote countryside of Bangladesh.
Both prominent and promising artists of the country will participate in the festival to be held at Bhawal Mirzapur Haji Jamir Uddin School and College, Gazipur from March 27 - 31. The festival will include an art camp, two exhibitions, several cultural programmes and a traditional folk art and craft fair.
The festival aims to inspire artists to indulge in creating inventive arts in a quiet place beyond the chaotic city life, and in a natural environment adorned with greenery. Revolving around the arrangement, the festival hopes to become a true artistic get-together for the participating artists, students and the local inhabitants. The beautiful ambience of venue, the Sal-forest area, will be intensified through the art activities. The theme for this year's festival is 'Beautiful Environment, Artistic Life'. Eminent artist Professor Mohammad Eunus is the convener of the festival organising committee while 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 seeking applications from artists to participate is currently underway. A total of 60 artists will be selected to take part. Artists having innovative themes and thoughts for the youth are especially encouraged to participate. The deadline for submitting applications is March 12. One can apply online at www.artbangla.org