Lalit Kala Akademi

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Recently, the Ministry of Culture has curtailed the powers of the Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA) Chairman, barring him from taking any “administrative actions”.

About Lalit Kala Akademi

  • It was inaugurated on 5th August 1954 by the then Minister for Education, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and was registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860.
  • It has preserved and documented a permanent collection of the highest order that reflects the vitality, complexity and unfolding patterns of contemporary, modern, folk and tribal art in India. 
  • It is India's national academy of fine arts established by the Government of India to promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, in and outside the country.
  • It promotes Visual Art of India in various countries of the world through Cultural Agreements and Cultural Exchange Programmes.
  • The National Exhibition of Art is the most prestigious annual event of the Lalit Kala Akademi. 
  • Funding: It is funded by the Ministry of culture.
  • It has regional centres situated at Chennai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Garhi.
  • Headquarter: New Delhi

 Q1: What is Folk Art ?

It is defined as a classic decorative, musical, or practical art of different cultures or regions. Folk art is usually unique to the people of a specific location and used as an expression of society.

Source: Lalit Kala Akademi chief’s powers curbed by Culture Ministry