The artist must cover their own transportation cost. This includes both travel to and from Kushtia, Bangladesh as well as any local travel within Kushtia during the camp. During the camp, there are group excursions to nearby sites of historical interest such Shilaidaha, one of the residencies of Rabindranath Tagore, spaces of spiritual significance such as the shrine of Lalon Fakir, craft centers such as handloom weaving villages, and to places of natural beauty, such as the confluence of the Padma and Gorai rivers, and others. Thus many of our visiting artists gather inspiriation and a basic understanding of the local land and culture. We also visit the market places together to learn about local crafts and techniques as well as gather materials for the construction of our artworks. All these trips involve inexpensive local shared transportation. Often times, members of the CRACK artist team guiding the group will pay during the journey, and at the end of the day each visiting artist will reimburse them, so that the travel costs are shared evenly. These costs are generally low.
There is also usually shared transportation organuzed by the CRACK team for artists coming to and leaving Kushtia. All visiting artists are requested to arrive to camp on December 24th and leave camp on December 31st. The CRACK team can be consulted to help artists with their travel plans, and there are shared rides organized for participants coming to, as well as leaving camp. The cost of this travel is the responsibility of the visiting artists and is generally shared evenly between them, keeping the cost relatively low.