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Imagining our Future Together: A Call for South Asia Artists to Share Your Art!

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Are you a South Asian artist from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka and born in or after 1975?

You are invited to share examples of your work for the exhibition South Asia Artists: Imagining Our Future Together.

Imagining our Future Together is a juried group exhibition that will be on display in throughout South Asia and beyond.


The concept of the exhibition comes from the realization that cooperation among the countries of South Asia is the key to the region’s success in the 21st century. And what better example of transcending borders and breaking stereotypes can be seen than in art created by emerging artists, some of our society’s most perceptive, creative and genuine minds?

Imagining our Future Together is an opportunity to communicate your experience, feelings and thoughts as visual artist to the rest of the world.

How to Apply?

For detailed guidelines, please see the call for entry.

Email or send by post the entry form by April 30, 2012, to be considered for an international art show inspired by a vision of a better common future in South Asia. The application is free of charge and open to all eligible artists.

The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2012

Selection Process:

A selection committee will select the artwork for the exhibition.

We will inform the selected artists and organize packing and shipping of their artwork. 

The World Bank will pay for the packing and transportation of art at no expense to the artists.


For further questions, please contact:
Elena Grant, World Bank Art Program: [email protected].
Telephone: +1 (202) 458-7320, fax: +1 (202) 522-3239.

The exhibition is made possible by the World Bank Regional Vice Presidency for South Asia and curated by the World Bank Art Program.

-Detailed Call for Entry (pdf)
-Entry Form (docx)


Submitted by Elena Grant on
Feel free to share this call for entry with your friends who are artists or art students

Submitted by Manjunath H Lakshman on
I need the minimum and maximum size of the painting for Exhibition.

Submitted by Joe Qian on
Hi Manjunath, the size limit is 200 cm x 200 cm. Thanks!

Submitted by Anonymous on
I have one paper work, which are made of seven paper boxes, and all put together makes a work. One box is 30 cm wide, so the whole work is 210 cm so would you accept a work like this ?

Submitted by Bhishan Rajbhandari on
I am an artist from Nepal, willing to participate in this project but unfortunately i got information very late. I got information today, so how could it be possible to take part in. Thank you very much

Submitted by Anonymous on
Hello, I have been trying to send you my entry form with the images to the following address but keep getting a failed attempt notice. [email protected] Is there any other address?

Submitted by Anonymous on
I've been trying to send it to, even called their office but they were not sure. What to do?

Submitted by Anonymous on
i mailed my entry form but its written dat it was rejected by the recipient domain??? wat should i do nw?

Submitted by Anonymous on
It's a shame that the specified deadline is 30th april and the email address is not working. Look into the matter.

Submitted by Joe Qian on
The period for the call for entries was about a month, we've also received the entries that were noted in the above comments. Thanks!

Submitted by Anonymous on
Hi, Can you accept the entries if those are on 30th April but according to the US time zone as I was following the US time zoe.

Submitted by Joe Qian on
Thanks to all who've submitted their entries on time. We will accept applications from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka through May 5.

Submitted by Anonymous on
Will you be announcing the names of the selected artist on your website. Also has this been done? Thanks.

Submitted by Joe Qian on
We received 231 submissions, judging and selection will occur in the next few weeks. Stay tuned and we'll keep you updated. For a list of countries and their submissions, please check the link below.

Submitted by Elena Grant on
Hi, We are a little behind on officially announcing the winners. We have contacted all the short-listed artists. As soon as we confirm that the selected artworks are indeed available we will be ready to announce the winners. I expect this to take place next week Thanks everyone for your patience!

Submitted by Elena Grant on
Dear JIMBERS, The artists' names are not yet announced but all selected artists have been contacted. Please check this blog later this week for the selected artists' names.

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