Theme

Lipikrit Bharat: Unveiling the Calligraphy Script Writing Tradition in Bharat

Scripts

Medium

Size of Artwork

Instructions

  • Digital artwork and printouts are not allowed. 
  • Approval:  Artworks approved by the jury panel will only be displayed
  • Number of entries: One artist can submit a maximum of 3 artworks.
  • Margin: Must leave margins on all sides.
  • Elements: Must have Calligraphy and calligraphy History elements.
  • Material Quality: Use high-quality material to create your artwork. 

Last date of submission

  • For Approval: 7 July 2024
  • For Display (to be sent at TCF Address): 25 July 2024

Who can participate?

Why you should participate?

Participating in this exhibition will expose you to a different art form, allowing you to explore and experiment with calligraphy techniques, tools, and materials. This exposure will expand your artistic and creative horizons. Engaging with calligraphy as a different medium will allow you to learn this new skill and techniques. You will gain insights into the precise strokes, letterforms, and rhythm of calligraphy, enhancing your artistic craftsmanship and precision.

Interacting with calligraphers and the calligraphy community will foster the exchange of ideas, approaches, and artistic philosophies. This cross-pollination of ideas will encourage you to think out of the box and challenge you to incorporate new elements into your work Participating in this exhibition will give you a deeper understanding of the historical, cultural, and aesthetic aspects of calligraphy. This knowledge will enrich your artistic vocabulary, enabling you to incorporate calligraphic elements and inspirations into your future creations. This exhibition will also provide a platform to collaborate and network with calligraphers, art enthusiasts, and professionals. This networking can lead to new opportunities for artistic collaborations, exhibitions, and projects in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the theme of Sulekhan Kala Pradarshini(SKP)?

The theme of SKP is the same as that of Akshar Mahotsav i.e. Lipikrit Bharat: Unveiling the Calligraphy Script Writing Tradition of Bharat (History of Calligraphy)

How can one showcase their work in SKP?

One can register to exhibit their work in the exhibition. The registration process is open on the website under the “Exhibit with Us” tab.

What is the last date of registration?

The last date for registration is 30 June 2024

How many artworks can one submit?

One can submit maximum 3 artwork

What format should the artwork submissions be in?

A: Everyone needs to send/submit physical artworks for the exhibition. But before that one needs to complete the submission process on the website.

What do we have to submit during the submission process on the website?

You have to upload a picture of your artwork in JPEG or PNG format, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. The picture should be taken from the top view and the artwork needs to be clear and easily viewable.

Is there a limit to the number of characters or words in the artist's bio and artwork description?

A: While there’s no strict limit, we recommend keeping your artist’s bio and artwork description concise and focused. Aim for around 100-200 words each to provide enough information without overwhelming the reader.

Will participating artists retain the rights to their submitted artwork?

A: Yes, participating artists will retain full ownership and copyright of their submitted artwork. By submitting your artwork, you grant us permission to display and promote it on our website and related materials solely for the purpose of the exhibition.

Are there any specific themes or styles required for the artwork submissions?

 A: Yes, every artwork should follow the theme of Sulekhan Kala Pradarshini

Can I edit or withdraw my submission after it has been submitted?

Unfortunately, once a submission has been made, it cannot be edited or withdrawn. Please ensure that all information and artwork files are accurate and final before submitting.

Do we have to frame our artworks?

All the paper artworks must be mounted(white color) with hard cardboard backing.

Can we sell our artworks in the exhibition?

You can choose the option “For Sale” when filling the submission form on website. The further processes will be discussed with you on email.

Is there a registration fee?

No, there is no registration fee to exhibit in the exhibition. But there will be tickets to attend the event.

Is the exhibition suitable for children?

There is a separate exhibition for school children under the Navankur Sulekhan initiative. You can find the details of it on the TCF website. As for attending the exhibition as a viewer, SKP is perfect for children to get awed and inspired by different scripts and artforms. It will also help them to get connected to the roots of different Indian scripts.

Can I contribute or volunteer at the exhibition?

Yes, we welcome volunteers. Please visit our volunteer page on the website or write to us at tcfprogrammanager.mal@gmail.com with subject as “To volunteer for AM’24 SKP Exhibition”

Exhibition Highlights

Historical Displays

Rare manuscripts and inscriptions showcasing the evolution of each script.

Interactive Panels

Installations allowing visitors to explore the development of scripts across India.

Artworks

A curated collection of modern artworks including various mediums inspired by historical scripts, created by participating artists.

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