PLANNING YOUR DATES:
The fifth edition of the Dhaka Art Summit will be held in early February 2020, at its traditional venue, the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The Dhaka Art Summit is free to the public, ticketless, and requires no registration to attend.
The Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy is located at
14/3 Segunbagicha, Segun Bagicha Rd, Dhaka, Bangladesh
GETTING TO DHAKA:
The Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is approximately 17km from the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and is served by numerous international and domestic airlines. Flight options from most international destinations are easily searchable through popular travel sites and travel search engines.
APPLYING FOR A VISA:
The Bangladeshi Government provides a visa-on-arrival (VOA) service for citizens of the following countries:
United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, Russian Federation, China (excluding Hong Kong passports), Japan, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia (KSA), Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia and all European countries
If applying for a VOA, you will need to provide a photocopy of your passport, two passport size photographs, a printed copy of your hotel reservation (including a full address and contact number), a copy of your return flight ticket and a completed arrival card and visa application: copies can be obtained on arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The VOA fee is approximately $52 USD and must be paid in cash (debit and credit cards are NOT accepted).
For more detailed information about Bangladesh’s visa policy, go to the VisitBangladesh website or contact your national Bangladeshi consulate directly.
The Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy is in the Segun Bagicha district of Dhaka city. Suitable hotels can be found through popular travel sites and hotel search engines.
The official currency in Bangladesh is the Taka: known as Bangladeshi Taka or BDT. The Taka is a restricted currency and you will only be able to obtain cash currency on your arrival into Bangladesh. Taking money out at an ATM is the quickest and easiest means of currency exchange, but don’t forget to tell your bank that you are travelling before you leave.
The Dhaka Art Summit takes place during Bangladesh’s cooler season when temperatures are around 21°c and the weather is mostly dry.