Theertha is a Colombo-based, autonomous and artist-led nonprofit initiative. It was established to facilitate the local community of artists innovation, experimentation, exchange and dialogue within Sri Lanka. The core objective of Theertha is to explore the possibilities of exchanging ideas and knowledge across regional and artistic borders in the context of contemporary critical art practice, which is especially urgent in the post civil war context.

Theertha started its own gallery space Red Dot Gallery in 2007 to showcase experimental and socially engaged art and is one of the most important platforms in Sri Lanka.

Image by Pala Pothupitiye.