Arts Council of Sri Lanka through its Research Programmes try to understand how contemporary arts and culture impact people’s lives, current situation and issues related to contemporary art practice as well as Intangible Cultural heritage, how public and private sector invest and support arts, what are the facilities available throughout the country for the artists, cultural workers, and the public.
With publication programme Arts council attempts to increase knowledge and understanding of arts fields such as visual arts, music, literature, theater, dance and intangible cultural heritage. Therefore since 2016 Arts Council has given a special task to each and every panel to compile readers with new writings or translated key articles, excerpt from books for relevant fields. Most of the Readers are already compiled and on the process of translation. That scheduled publication will be in Sinhala and Tamil languages.
More publication projects are lined up. Translation of Sinhala and Tamil creative writings to the English language is one of the ambitious projects by the literature panel to find the international audience.
There is another publication project proposed by the Theatre and Drama panel. It will be a series of outstanding Sri Lankan plays written in Sinhala, Tamil, and English with production notes.
Currently, we are preparing an archive of older publications in pdf format for easy reference. Soon you can explore it here.
Our recent publication of ‘Kala Sangarawa’ can be purchased from Arts Council office.