Directorate of Art and Culture, in association with West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur, Kala Academy – Goa and other Government agencies will be organizing annual National Folk Festival Lokotsav 2020 from January 10 to January 19, 2020, at Darya Sangam, Kala Academy Complex, Panaji. About 500 performing artists from different states of India will participate in this festival and present folk dances and folk culture of their states. More than 600 craft persons and traditional food vendors from various states of India and also from the State of Goa will put up their stalls to showcase and sell their Handicrafts, Handlooms, Traditional Jewellery Items, Cuisines etc. during the festival period.
In this regard, applications are invited from interested Goan crafts persons and Self Help Groups engaged in the production of handicraft, traditional embroidery, handlooms, traditional jewellery etc. for putting up their stalls for the Lokotsav festival. Applicants putting handicraft stall should have Artisan card issued by the Government.
Applications are also invited from the Goan Self Help Group, Agencies, and Individuals for putting up the food stall of packed and serving food items such as Traditional Goan/Indian Recipes, snacks etc. during the festival.
The charges for handicraft and packed food stalls will be Rs.4000/- each. If the stalls are allotted on sharing basis the charges will be shared accordingly. Charges for Goan served food stalls will be Rs.8000/-. The same has to be paid at the time of allotment of stalls.
Limited numbers of applications forms will be available at the Directorate of Art and Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto from December 16 to 18, 2019 on first come first serve basis. Artisans will have to bring Artisan card to avail the handicraft form. The duly filled forms will have to be submitted to the department strictly on or before December 24, 2020. Late applications will not be entertained. These application forms are only for Goan handicraft and food stall vendors. Application from other states will not be entertained.