The SAARC Cultural Capital for 2018 will be a designated city in Bhutan. The SAARC Cultural Centre will organize participatory Programmes with Official Nominees from the Member States including the Launching of the Cultural Capital and the SAARC Handicraft Exhibition and Workshop.
Background The 18th SAARC Summit held in November 2014 in Kathmandu approved the proposal “South Asian Cultural Trails” which commenced with the Research Seminar on Buddhist Cultural Trails in 2017. The SAARC Seminar, Research Grant and Publications on Hindu Cultural Trails will be the second Seminar in the series of “South Asian Cultural Trails”. The […]
“Our one goal is to give the world a taste of peace, friendship and understanding through the visual arts, the art of the celebration of life” – Steven Spielberg Background Now in its 8th year, the SAARC Film Festival continues to be one of the most successful Programmes in the SAARC Cultural Centre calendar of […]
Background The Research Grants will provide an opportunity for the Member States to explore new research areas and sites along the Hindu Cultural Trails. This will also act as a precursor to the Cultural Trails proposed for the future and lay the ground work in research to look at Cultural Trails as connected routes where […]
In 2018, the SAARC Cultural Centre celebrated SAARC International Women’s Day, in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs in Sri Lanka, on Thursday the 8th of March 2018, at the District Secretariat in Kalutara. The International Women’s Day was celebrated in collaboration with the Department of Culture of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba […]
Call for Research Proposals for Short-Term Research Grants for further Research on Buddhist Cultural Trails BACKGROUND The SAARC Research Seminar on Buddhist Cultural Trails: Journey Through Time and Space, of Merchants, Monks and Pilgrims was held successfully in August 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Research Grants will provide an opportunity for the Academics, Scholars, […]