COLOMBOSCOPE is Sri Lanka’s only festival platform for the contemporary arts and interdisciplinary dialogue taking place across a range of historical venues in different neighbourhoods of Colombo since 2013. Along with local and international visual artists, the festival has also engaged with historians, authors, musicians, filmmakers and performers premised on a different thematic with each edition.
Several of the cultural practitioners participating in COLOMBOSCOPE have gone on to show their work within regional and international exhibitions thereafter. As festival organisers, we are committed to build a sustainable and context-responsive environment for cultural producers to continue generating path breaking and genre defying approaches in the field.
From 2015 up to 2017, the festival was supported by Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts. The 2019 edition is organised by the independent organization, Festival Works and held in collaboration with its founding partners EUNIC Sri Lanka (Goethe-Institut, British Council and Alliance Française de Kotte).