National Artists Association reactivated
ISLAMABAD: The National Artist’s Association of Pakistan (NAAP) has been reactivated with its sub-committees in the four provinces by Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA). The decision to this effect has been taken in a meeting of the Art advisory committee of PNCA under the Chairmanship of Ejaz ul Hassan, Chairman of the Committee on Social Sector Projects.
Director General PNCA, Naeem Tahir who is also a convener of the committee, said that association was established in 1987 at national level and it was part of PNCA’s mandate to help the national organizations of artists. He told APP, the NAAP has been made active with an objective to advise PNCA in matters pertaining to promotion and preservation of visual arts, its programming, training and projection activities.
In this regard, PNCA will hold a series of exhibitions in all the four provinces including Balochistan this year in September, NWFP in October, Punjab in November and Sindh in December while a national event would be also be held in Islamabad in 2010. With the purpose of creating coordination among the provinces regarding cultural exchange programmes, the NAAP will ensure active participation of all the working artists and create opportunities to understand each others’ work, learn different skills and techniques, make further improvements and feelings of integration.
During the meeting, the committee placed recommendations for requisition of paintings and artworks for permanent collection of National Art Gallery. In pursuance of the meeting, the Chairperson NAAP has requested the members of organizing committee to forward names of five representatives from their respective province in order to schedule a meeting of the Federal Council to be convened by the DG, PNCA for election of the new chairperson and the Secretary General of NAAP.
Source: The Frontier Post