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International Women’s Day Celebrations

The SAARC Cultural Centre will be highlighting women and their remarkable journey, showcasing their unique talents, immense potential and generous spirit.


SAARC Exhibition of Paintings

The SAARC Cultural Centre is the custodian of the paintings created by the Artists from the SAARC Region during the SAARC Artists Camp held annually in different locations.  The SCC will an exhibition showcasing these paintings to the public in Sri Lanka to understand the art and culture of the region through the eyes of […]


SAARC Cultural Capital

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.


  • SAARC Development Fund Advertisement for Enlistment of Law Firms

    The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) having its Secretariat in Thimphu, Bhutan, invites applications from interested Law Firms for enlistment as SDF’s Panel Law Firms in SAARC Member States (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). Interested Law Firms fulfilling the requisite qualifications are requested to send their proposals, firm profile and relevant […]

  • SAARC Literary Award and Ceremony 2018

    Background The Honoured Members of the 54th Programming Committee and the Governing Board Members of the 9th Governing Board Meeting of the SAARC Cultural Centre approved the presentation of the SAARC Literary Award 2018, which would bring attention to the Writers of South Asia within an International sphere.  The SAARC Literary Award commenced with a […]

  • SAARC Research Grants

    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, […]



The rich and diverse cultural heritage of South Asian civilizations go beyond its mere projection within the walls of museums, art galleries and commercial exhibitions. The evocative works of the inspired artisans and craftsmen of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are what have shaped the cultural, social and at times, […]




The Centre is intended to function as a major meeting point for the artistic communities of the member states. The Centre will provide the necessary facilities and conditions for individuals and groups in various fields of interest to meet and interact in a conducive environment.



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