Open Call for Graffiti Artists

KCC invited graffiti artists to let their creativity run wild while exploring the theme for this edition of AMI Arts Festival, ‘Aliens in Kolkata’. The competition was led by Mentor-Curator Sanatan Dinda, who is a renowned contemporary visual artist, body painter, installation artist as well as the convener of the Behala Art Festival.

Theme: Aliens in Kolkata
Mentor-Curator: Mr. Sanatan Dinda 
Duration: 5 days (19th to 23rd December, 2022)
Number of individuals/groups to be selected: 5
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be from the field(s) of Visual Art, Designing, Graphics with prior experience.
What will be provided: Lunch, canvas, and lump sum to buy colours   
Canvas: 1 canvas (3 ft X 8 ft in horizontal format)
Lump sum to be provided for buying colours: INR 2,500
Lunch: To be provided by KCC each day
Deadline for receiving applications: 20th November 2022

Selected artists will be notified through email by 1st December 2022
*Please Note: Accommodation and/or travel expenses will not be provided by KCC

About the Mentor-Curator

Sanatan Dinda was born in North Kolkata. He believes that the lanes and bylanes of Kumortuli, the squalor and the dirt, the refinement and nuances of the traditional craft of idol-making, the ancient river, the lonely bathing places taught him everything. Today, his work can be considered to be a prime example of contemporary Bengali visual culture. He has also played a pioneering role in bringing art to the masses, especially in his role as the convener of the Behala Art Festival - well-known for its wall paintings - where he led a group of young artists and encouraged maximum public participation. His acceptance is far and wide, from Buckingham Palace to Sachin Tendulkar’s drawing-room. His connoisseurs include a diverse range of people. His exhibitions have been appreciated both at home and abroad.

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