Call for Proposals

The International Arts Camp of the UVPA titled “Across and Beyond Borders in Visual and Performing Arts” is a cross-cultural collaborative visual and performing arts project organized by the University of the Visual and Performing Arts Sri Lanka. This project creates a major exhibition and performance platform, bringing 25 internationally renowned practitioner-researchers in creative art. 25 Sri Lankan Artists will also be invited from various academic, cultural, religious, and social backgrounds to join hands with the international invitees. The creative works are produced in a format of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural amalgamation and presented in a diverse range of innovative platforms.


The curation of this of project is akin to creating a liminal space, a space on the threshold of transition from one space to another, blurring boundaries between disciplines and cultures exploring the possibility of innovative collaboration and coexistence. In this liminal space active cultural and interdisciplinary exchange can be taken place, conversations can be emerged and ideas and concepts can be developed, exchanged, synthesized, and hybridized. Each of these practitioners implement projects individually or collaboratively bringing visual and performing art into a wider discussion within the ever-changing socio-cultural and political conditions. This project aims to explore how Sri Lankan contemporary creative culture behaves in a trans-cultural and global framework. This is a meeting place for new artistic voices, broadening horizons in the sense of creating a dialogic space for communal, educational, and social and art and performance discourses to take place. As such, this exhibition provides a platform to rethink the legacy and inter disciplinary artistic connections which we had almost forgotten over time.

Solo artists are invited to submit draft proposals for Open Call before 30.06.2019 via email: iapc@vpa.ac.lk . Results will be announced by post and the successful applicants will be directly notified by 30th July 2019.

Guidelines for Authors & Presenters



Deadline for submission



Reviewers' comments and notification of selection



Arts Camp dates

Our Programs

8.00-09.00 AM

Conference Registration

09.30 AM

Keynote speech

10.15 - 10.30 AM

Tea break

8.00-09.00 AM

Conference Registration

09.30 AM

Keynote speech

10.15 - 10.30 AM

Tea break

10.15 - 10.30 AM

Tea break

8.00-09.00 AM

Conference Registration

09.30 AM

Keynote speech

10.15 - 10.30 AM

Tea break

8.00-09.00 AM

Conference Registration

09.30 AM

Keynote speech

10.15 - 10.30 AM

Tea break

8.00-09.00 AM

Conference Registration

09.30 AM

Keynote speech

10.15 - 10.30 AM

Tea break

Call for Proposals

Who can apply?

  • International and Sri Lankan nationals with exceptional track records in the field of visual Art and Performing Art.
  • The applicant should not be younger than 20 years

Application Form

Call for Volunteers

Who can apply?

  • Undergraduates
  • Alumni Members
  • Postgraduates

Locations

  • Faculty of Visual Arts - UVPA, Colombo
  • Faculty of Music - UVPA, Colombo
  • Faculty of Dance and Drama -UVPA, Colombo