Amid the varied territories of Colombia flourish a group of people who, with the aim of conveying a message of identity, engage in a unique art form. These artists, using what they can find in their environment, transform waste and natural materials into art. Their works are often made with stones, clay, elastic bands, various fibers, and also remnants of paper, cloth, or pieces of tiles that they find.

Because of this, from April 14 until July 14 in the city of Bogotá, registrations are open for the Convocatoria VII Salón BAT de Arte Popular, in which environmental consciousness and urban art combine to reward muralism proposals with a focus on the preseervation of the environment, with special emphasis on theme and the materials used. This project is designed to highlight the responsibility that we all have in the care and preservation of the environment. The production is also aimed at promoting representations of the local culture; exalting the people as a product of their history, everyday lives, customs, and beliefs; strengthening the character of the national identity while calling for protections for the natural environment.

Artists from all corners of Colombia who are clear about the importance of preserving the environment and the possibility of transforming recycled materials into popular art are cordially invited and encouraged to participate in this event

The Convocatoria VII Salón BAT de Arte Popular seeks for all artists to be clear about the importance of preserving the environment, ecosystems and the possibility of finding in this space a platform for growth and visibility for their works. At the same time, this is one of the most significant strategies for the recovery of public space, since it generates actions that promote the exercise of an active, co-responsible, and participant citizenship in the creation of a better city.

The call is open and nationwide, with the selection of applicants taking place between 2021 and 2022, and the award event in 2022. The exhibitions will be accompanied by academic and pedagogical activities, as well as audiovisual and editorial productions.