Britto Arts Trust is an autonomous, artists’ led organisation registered as non-profit, established in 2002 in Dhaka.
As the first of its kind in Bangladesh, Britto has become an important alternative platform for artists’- encouraging experimentation and the development of new ideas in the visual arts, through activities that support emerging artists and bringing new contemporary art to the local community. Britto's main objective is to facilitate dialogue and exchange opportunities for artists, to encourage the development of high quality art work and to create a platform for critical discourse and interaction between artists from the region and internationally. Britto supports and encourages experimentation within a diverse range of media and develops new ways of thinking beyond the religious, economic, ethnic and political divisions in Bangladesh and around the world.
The diverse programme at Britto includes: Triangle-based International and Local Workshops, International artist and student residencies, large scale and ambitious public art projects within the city, as well as on site exhibitions and events including artist's talks, seminars and discussions.
Britto's website includes more information on the organisation, up to date news on their exhibitions and residencies programme, as well as an extensive archive of images and information on past projects. It also has instructions on how to apply for future residencies.