Thailand National Artist

Thailand National Artist

Thailand National Artist ( _th. ศิลปินแห่งชาติ) is a title given annually by the Office of the National Culture Commission, Thailand Ministry of Culture, recognizing notable Thai artists in literature, fine arts, visual arts, applied arts (architecture, design) and performing arts (Thai dance, international dance, puppetry, shadow play, Thai music, international music, drama and film).

Since 1985, the honors have been presented on February 24, "National Artist Day" in Thailand. The date was chosen because it is the birth date of Buddha Loetla Nabhalai, or King Rama II, who was an artist himself. In 1986, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, an accomplished musician, photographer and painter, was named "Supreme Artist."

National Artists receive a monthly salary of 12,000 baht as well as health benefits, 15,000 baht towards funeral expenses and 120,000 baht for a memorial biography. [ Nine honoured as National artists] , "The Nation", January 31, 2006.] [ Nine honoured as National Artists] , "The Nation", February 9, 2007.]

List of Thailand National Artists

ee also

* Cinema of Thailand
* Culture of Thailand
* Dance of Thailand
* Music of Thailand
* S.E.A. Write Award
* Silpathorn Award


External links

* [ Official website]

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