Civil Society Grant Facility

Posted On: September 25th, 2018

Title of the Project: Increased use of Art as a medium of expression bysocio-economically vulnerable youth

Location of the project

  • Thimphu Dzongkhag: GewogKwang, Mewang and ThimThrom
  • Dagana
  • Tashiyangtse

Name of the applicant:  VAST Bhutan

Duration of the project:  24 months

Total Cost of the project (in Nu):  Nu 2,822,400.00

Objectives of the project

Since a creative society is essential to ensuring progressive lives, the goal of this project is to reach the unreached with the following objectives:

  • Broaden access to art educations
  • Improve opportunities of art as a vocation
  • Encourage expression through art
  • Enhance the use of art as a therapy
  • Enhance the reach and appreciation of contemporary art in Bhutan

Target groups/ final beneficiaries

  • 100 under privileged youth for art classes
  • 50 under privileged youth through art camps

Estimated results

  • 100 students certified in Contemporary Art
  • Two national art exhibition “Expressions of young hearts: exchange between the urban and rural youths “conducted in Thimphu
  • 2 youth art exchange camps conducted
  • 2 art clubs established in the rural areas of Bhutan.
  • A documentary film produced on Contemporary Art in Bhutan.

Main activities

  • Youth Art Courses
  • Art Exhibition
  • Art Camps
  • Documentary Production