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:
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.