KARACHI: Arts Council Institute of Arts and Crafts is located in Arts Council of Pakistan; it was first art institution established in 1964 by visionary great people like Mr. Z. A. Bukhari, Faiz, Jalaluddin Ahmed and many more. Since then it is providing art education and training for passionate art students. Many famous artist were educated and trained by this institution, like Masood Kohari, Noor Jehan Bilgrami, Nahid Raza, Imran Mir Shakil Siddiquie and many more.
Today, the Dynamic Personality President Arts Council Muhammad Ahmed Shah ,the new management of ACIAC, Principle renowned painter and sculptor Shahid Rassam and new board members legendary writer painter Anwar Maqsood is holding this press conference to high-light ambitious future plan with both short term and long-term goals.
It is indeed a historic moment in Pakistan history that an institution is providing 100 full bright scholarships for deserving talented art students. Who have talent but not resources?
The main mission ACIAC is to provide 100 Scholarships for Talented Youth, Free Education and Training.
We want to make ACIAC one of the top art institutions of Pakistan as it used to be when it was established.
We want to make it an example for the city and the society that how art education can change the fabric of the society. Our scholarship program is only on the basis of talent rather than anything else, either they are from any color, cast and creed or religion.
Re structuring of ACIAC, we are going to build the whole building in to state of art institution; it is being designed by the renowned architect. we are not only going to change the façade or building but also doing intellectual re structuring. New faculty member famous artist and professionals from different departments are being hired. they would be part of our permanent and visiting faculties. like Noor Jehan Bilgrami, Marjorie Hussain, Jabbar Gul,
Muhammad Zeeshan, Mehr Afroz and many more. International artist are also coming to conduct work shop and lectures.
Latest Addition to the conventional arts:
Music Academy, Dance Academy, Theatre Academy, Acting Academy, Film Academy, Photography Academy
- Calligraphy Department
- Fashion Designing Department
- Miniature Department
Apart from that we are offering English language program as well as Urdu literature program.
We are also offering a supportive education program for those talented artists who have not completed their intermediate because of financial reasons.
In order to achieve the following steps are being taken.
- Restructuring of Departments
- Latest Tools, Material
- The Art Shop for Students.
- Restructuring of Faculties
- Hiring New Faculty Members
- Training for Permanent Faculty Members.
- Redesigning of Curriculum
- Change Current Diploma Structure into Four-year Degree Program.
- Launch A Foundation Course as well as Short Courses.
- Start Exchange Program from Different Institutions in The Country as well as Abroad.
- Build A Platform for Getting the Scholarship for Teachers as well as Students.
- Generate Resources for The Institution
- Conventional and Digital Library
- TO BUILD A BRIDGE BETWEEN ACIAC and the Main Industry
- To Get the Internship And Job For The Student
In the end we would like to thank our great supporters Rashid Abdullah, Shaukat Tareen and Aftab Tapal who are the ultimate part of this great cause and have sponsored our 100 students. We would also like to invite private sectors different banks and multinationals companies and our business men please be the part of Arts council and ACIAC to make a great difference not only for the great city but also our society for the great cause.