Following is a summary of what VAST will be doing for the year 2009. All who want to participate, sponsor, donate or contribute in any form are most welcome.
- January 2009, VAST Annual Show “The Dragon Mania” a contemporary art Festival here in the Thimphu.
- January 2009, 10 days Winter Art Class with out door camp for children aged below 13 years.
- January 2009, 12 days Out door art and environmental camp in Punakha for children aged 14 and above
- February 2009, 10 days out door adventure Camp (something similar to Outward Bound in the US) for 60 to 80 high school children age 12 and above.
- March 2009, will start our regular weekend class for 60 school going children every Saturday afternoon for whole year.
- March/April 2009, conduct 10 day crash course on watercolor for Aums and Aps (adult) in the capital and organize our 11th founding day Exhibition
- May/June 2009, Environmental conservation and garbage impact photography workshop for 40 young children and organize the first “Young Zoom on Garbage” Photo exhibition.
- July 2009, Youth Interactive Summer Art Camp for 150 school going children of Bumthang/Monger/Wangdi
- August/Sept. 2009, 10 day Visual art workshop for practicing traditional artists and organize “Buddha Nature” the first Contemporary Thanka Exhibition
- October 2009, autumn out door adventure camp for age 13 and below.
- November/December 2009, preparation and organizing the Vast Annual Show coinciding with the 102 National Day. Theme to be decided.
- December/January winter art classes and out door camps/life skills development, involving 250 children from urban and rural areas.
In addition to the above programs, we will be conducting more workshops, exhibitions, art film shows and talks on ad-hoc basis