Imagining our Future Together Art Competition Update


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On April 3, 2012, the World Bank announced the “Imagining Our Future Together” art exhibition competition for young artists (those born after 1975) to submit samples of their work to be included in an upcoming traveling exhibition, “South Asia Artists: Imagining Our Future Together.” The deadline for submissions was April 30, 2012.

We received applications from 231 artists in all eight South Asian countries:

Afghanistan: 41
Bangladesh: 25
Bhutan: 7
India: 83
Maldives: 2
Nepal: 15
Pakistan: 50
Sri Lanka: 8

"In a world that is progressively growing smaller, in a region flourishing in beauty, creativity and challenges, Imagining our Future Together is not an exercise in utopia, but a courageous and creative attempt by the young artists of South Asia and by the World Bank to break barriers and stretch hands to reach common goals," said Marina Galvani, art curator for the World Bank.

A selection committee is reviewing the entries and will select the artworks for the exhibition. The winners will be announced in May.

The“Imagining Our Future Together” exhibition will be on display from October through December 2012 throughout the South Asia region and beyond (locations to be confirmed). During the exhibition cycle, the public will be invited to vote online for their favorite works of art. The artist whose artwork receives the most votes will be awarded a special prize.

A series of events in South Asia will take place to bring the selected art pieces and artists together so that they can network with other young people in the region and communicate their views about sharing a common future.

For more information, please contact Elena Grant, World Bank Art Program, +1-202-458-7320, fax +1-202-522-3239, or Gabriela Aguilar, South Asia Region, External Affairs, + 1-202-473-6768.


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May 23, 2012

have you guys notified the selected artists..?? because the date of notification was 21st of may and is there any list of the selected artists ??

June 05, 2012

please select some more artists...

June 01, 2012

The artists who have been selected have been notified. All those who haven't received any emails regarding the selection have been rejected. The winners will be announced on the 4th of June in a special ceremony at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC along with the announcement of the special prize! Good Luck to the selected artists!

January 02, 2013

yea can you select more ?