Engaging the Nation, the Region and the World
Cosmos Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Cosmos Group, registered as a trust dedicated to providing strategic insights and policy solutions to help Bangladesh chart its course toward a better future, apart from discovering, cultivating and disseminating for a global audience, the art of Bangladesh. The Foundation also oversees the group’s abiding commitment to nature and heritage conservation, where its award-winning work has forged working relationships with institutions of world-renown, such as the Smithsonian. In executing the group’s corporate social responsibility, it works through a variety of arrangements, often in partnership with specific individuals and thought-leaders, specialized think-tanks, and scholarly institutions. It also leverages the group’s media holdings, facilitating critical engagement on the most important issues of the day.
Cosmos Foundation raises awareness of mental health issues by organizing art, music and sports events featuring differently-abled individuals. Cosmos Foundation is organizing Bangladesh’s first ever festival of disabled artists in collaboration with UNESCO.
The Foundation provides direction to the Group’s flagship curatorial space, Gallery Cosmos, and its pioneering printmaking studio, Atelier71, which work in tandem. The purpose is to propagate the efflorescence of the rich Bangladeshi tradition of the (fine) arts, spanning multiple spheres. These include special collections, curatorial research, and compelling exhibitions.
Through its collection of galleries, exhibitions, publications, symposia, and digital platforms, the Foundation aims to engage both local and global audiences in artistic and intellectual interventions that aim to illuminate the past, examine the present, and imagine the future.