Kala Pola-2020




Kala Pola 2020 will be held on Sunday, 23rd February 2020 from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. along Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07.


Eligible works of art

Kala Pola is an open air art fair of paintings and sculpture. Therefore, visual creative art – such as paintings, collages, drawings, sculpture and carvings in any media - are eligible for exhibition and sale. All other types of art which are mass produced including (but not limited to) batiks, handicrafts and greeting cards, tattoo and body art are strictly prohibited. There is no limit to the number of exhibits a participant can display so long as they can be contained within the stall space allocated.


Eligible stallholders

Only practising artists can participate. Third parties (e.g. agents or art dealers) are not eligible to participate.



Registration is will be on a first come first serve basis. The application form could be found online at www.kalapola.lk. Registrations will be closed by 07th February 2020 based on the availability of stalls. A registration fee of Rs. 1500/- (Rupees One Thousand Five Hundred), is payable per stall (the entirety of which is credited to The George Keyt Foundation towards funding its other activities in the promotion of the Arts and Artists) and should be transferred online through the online application portal. The George Keyt Foundation reserves the right to reject any Application Form even after confirmation of registration if it violates Kala Pola terms and conditions.


Stall allocation

The stall numbers will be allocated in the order of registration, that is, on a first-come-first-serve basis. There will be NO registrations accepted outside the online process and/or on the day of the event. Eligible applicants will receive an email (to the address provided in the application form) confirming registration which will also specify the registration number and stall number. Each registered artist will have ONE stall space and each stall space can be occupied by only one participant. If any registered artist wishes to share the stall with another practicing artist, he/she should provide prior notice to the organizers together with particulars of the sharing artist as per the online Registration Form.


Kala Pola artist catalogue

Each applicant must upload an image of ONE of his/her own paintings or sculptures together with the online registration form for inclusion in the Kala Pola artist catalogue. The catalogue will be made available to artists, invitees and visitors at the event. The photograph should be 8 x 4 inches with more than 250 pixel resolution.


Security of works of art and personal effects

Each participant will be solely and fully responsible for his/her works of art, any display accessories and personal effects, including the transport of exhibits and display accessories to the site, their safety and sale at the event and their removal from the site after the event. Neither The George Keyt Foundation nor the John Keells Group takes any responsibility for the security or safety of any works of art nor personal effects of participants.



Participants will be provided only the stall space (marquee) and light bulb. Participants are responsible for any other facilities including items of furniture, means of transportation, installation and display of artwork and their own meals/refreshments and water. We will endeavour to make available toilet facilities within reasonable distance. Participants should use these facilities with due care, having regard to good maintenance and other users of these facilities.


Tables and chairs

Participants who require tables or other furniture items should make arrangements on their own or contact Cane Furnishing House on 011-2304583. In the case of hired items of furniture, Participants should ensure due payments and return of all such items in a timely manner and good condition. Neither The George Keyt Foundation nor the John Keells Group will not be responsible for extra furniture arrangements, their hire or security.



At the site, the participants must refrain from:

  • causing damage to public property including trees, grass, railings, lamp posts, pavement, etc. o causing damage to any private property
  • causing damage to the stall structure or fittings or publicity material of KALA POLA and of the John Keells Group
  • littering the area
  • behaving in an unruly manner or causing annoyance or disturbance to the public or other participants



All participants must complete the official feedback form before they vacate the stall.


Handover of Stalls

All participants must vacate the area by 09.00 p.m. on Sunday 23rd February 2020 ensuring the safe return of the stall (marquee) and light bulb allocated to them and any publicity material of KALA POLA or the John Keells Group displayed in the related stall space.

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