National Design and Arts Competition

The Friends of the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, along with the Department of Culture (MoHCA) and the royal patronage of Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, are proud supporters of the National Design and Art Competition (NDAC). This annual competition, now entering its third year, is made possible with generous support from the Royal Government of Bhutan and Mr. and Mrs. Alan Bickell.

The main objective of the NDAC is to promote the arts and crafts, ancient and contempory, unique to Bhutan by providing a platform and recognition to artisans. Categories include the following:

  • Weaving (Gho and Kira)
  • Embroidery 
  • Traditional Painting
  • Contemporary Art
  • Wood Carving and Sculpture