Education Outreach at Kathmandu Triennale
Date: 01st March 2017
Time: 12:00 AM
Location: Patan, Lalitpur, Central Region, Nepal
Age Group: 14-35
Kathmandu Triennale was a non-commercial, mega art event organized by Siddhartha Arts Foundation (SAF) to promote Nepali arts and culture. To learn more about the Triennale, click here.
There were two main components of KT 2017: Exhibitions and Encounters. Exhibitions included all visual content and Encounters encapsulated the educational outreach built on the production and presentation of exhibits. Encounters comprised of all educational programming intended to realize long-term impact nationally. The foremost vision of this component was to establish direct ‘encounters’ with artists and art events to embrace wider community participation and exhibition visits.KT 2017 used multiple venues across the cities of Kathmandu and Patan. It hosted outreach events in public spaces and incorporated collateral events created by partners in its overall program. More than 70 artists were invited by the curator, SAF and partners to contribute to the event.
Srijanalaya engaged visitors with the content of KT 2017. Srijanalaya’s strategy for outreach was instigated months before the opening and built up to in-venue programming that included guided tours and community/school/children’s workshops. Srijanalaya developed the framework for this strategic methodology with curator Van Cauteren in December 2016 which came to fruition from March to May 2017.
As the education partner of the event, Srijanalaya collaborated with 21 art institutions/ individual and conducted a total of 70 workshops with 3200+ participants including teachers, students, community people, and elderly people. 46 schools/groups engaged in tours and/or workshops, including Nepal Autism Care Centre and Gwahali (for children who were blind).