Nogoonbaatar International Eco Art Festival launched its activities in March of 2021 with the aim to raise public awareness on the impacts of air pollution and to bring positive changes in the attitudes and behaviors of the population living in Ger Districts of Ulaanbaatar city, through art. The festival involved 30 artists and environmental experts from Mongolia, Germany, Czech Republic and France and over 130 school children and students of Ulaanbaatar city.
Within the scope of the festival, Mongolian artists created over 30 street artworks, paintings and sculptures inside and outside of the Ulliin Nuur Park and in a 600 meters long street, which connects Park with Naran Tuul 2 Market, located in Denjiin Myanga area of Chingeltei District of Ulaanbaatar city. Additionally, 25 printed paintings and illustration works by school children and students are placed on the streets near Uuliin Nuur Park.
Online Public Art Day was organized on May 1, 2021. The program included series of open discussions and workshops with Mongolian and international artists, meetings with air pollution and environmental experts and streaming of short documentary film on the festival.
The festival is funded by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and organized by the EU Delegation to Mongolia, the Embassy of the Czech Republic, the Alliance Française d’Oulan Bator, the Goethe-Institut Mongolia, the Arts Council of Mongolia and the Academy of Fine Arts of Mongolia. The festival is curated by Red Corner, initiated by 976 Art Gallery.
With the support from Goethe International Relief Fund 2021, international artists residency was established by Nomadic Red Corner in the courtyards of the Magic Land 2, Community Development Center, located in Uliastai Ger district of Ulaanbaatar city. Completed by the end of October 2021, the residency compound consists of 3 Gers, which are traditional Mongolian dwelling. Residency Gers are beautiful and spacious, each has 3 beds, all kitchen amenities, sheets, towels, shelves and other necessary supplies for accommodating 6 artists in total. The residency design looks fresh and contemporary, includes traditional and modern elements. Restroom and shower are located inside of Magic Land Community Center.