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  • Goa State Cultural Award 2015-16
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  • Goa State Cultural Award 2015-16
    Goa State Cultural Award 2015-16
  • Goa State Cultural Award 2015-16
    Goa State Cultural Award 2015-16
  • Goa State Cultural Award 2015-16
    Goa State Cultural Award 2015-16
  • Goa State Cultural Award 2015-16-Awardees
    Goa State Cultural Award 2015-16-Awardees
  • Goa State Cultural Award 2015-16-Best Cultural Institution
    Goa State Cultural Award 2015-16-Best Cultural Institution
he Directorate of Art and Culture has been the organ and the agency of the Government of Goa in its pursuit of the preservation and promotion of the cultural ethos and artistic traditions of Goa. Initially conceived as a constituent of the Directorate of Education, Sports and Culture, it was subsequently disengaged from the Directorate of Education and reconstituted as a part of the Directorate of Sports and Cultural Affairs. However, the Directorate of Art and Culture was independently conceived and duly d in its present form by an Act of the Goa Government in 1991 appropriately after Goa attained Statehood within the Indian Republic of States. At present, the Directorate of Art and Culture squarely embodies Goa Government's committed endeavours to preserve, promote and perpetuate the traditional cultural forms and practices as well as artistic manifestations including folklore, literature, indigenous crafts and allied cultural expressions of the Goan society. The Directorate also represents the State Government's growing engagement with the contemporary ethos and its desire to strike a balance with tradition and scientific temper in tune with the times. As such, the Directorate of Art and Culture is also a reflection of the encouragement provided by the Government towards the evolution and development of new cultural forms and artistic performances relevant to the aspirations and the needs of the contemporary society. The Directorate of Art and Culture functions through its wide network of institutions towards organizing various programmes and diverse activities. It also initiates new schemes and executes their implementation directly as also through its nodal agencies/institutions. In turn, the Directorate also functions as the nodal department for the implementation of schemes of the Department of Culture, Government of India as well as for the National Institutions/Bodies working in the field of culture such as Sangeet Natak Academy, Lalit Kala Academy, CCRT, ICCR, IIRCC all based in New Delhi, and West Zone Cultural Centre at Udaipur among others. In addition to organizing programmes and initiating cultural activities, the Directorate of Art and Culture also visualizes, s and executes various programmes, schemes and facilities for the welfare of the artists including the provision of financial support. The Directorate also promotes and sustains art organizations and encourages programmes and performances to enhance the cultural climate in the State and to ensure the development of cultural organizations furthering its objectives. The Department of Art and Culture is an ISO-9001:2008 certified department of Government of Goa, which has its own Cultural Policy. The programmes, activities and schemes are formulated and executed in accordance with this policy. The main objective of the Directorate of Art and Culture in a nutshell is to effectively implement the "Cultural Policy" of the Goa Government in tune with the letter and spirit in which it has been framed and published. In addition to the schemes executed by the Department, various other cultural programmes and activities are also organized by the Department from time to time as per the requirement of the State Government, Central Government, and National Academies for the benefit of individual artists and artists' community. Various Governmental/ non-Governmental agencies at National and State level such as SNA, LKA, CCRT, ICCR, WZCC, Other Zonal Cultural Centers, Dept. of HRD Ministry, State Academies etc. often collaborate with the Department in organizing of such activities. To provide the public with a reliable source of information on its various schemes and programmes, the Directorate of Art and Culture has duly compiled and published a "Citizens' Charter" highlighting among other things, the methods and procedures for accruing benefits under the relevant schemes/programmes.
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Musical Tradition of Goa (western Tradition)
Musical Tradition of Goa (western Tradition)

While the history of Goan Music on the lines of orthodox Indian classical music, may be said to be the same as that of the music of Hindustan, the History of Goan Music as cultivated by the Christian section of Goa’s population can be a subject of g... more info »

Glimpses of Hindusthani Classical Music Tradition of Goa
Glimpses of Hindusthani Classical Music Tradition of Goa

The Kala Academy Goa was established by the Govt. of Goa on 28th February 1970 under the Registration of Societies Act 1860, bearing Reg.264 with approval of Govt. of India, Ministry of Art Culture, as an apex body to develop Music, Dance, Drama, Fine Art, Li... more info »

Konkani Literature of Goa
Konkani Literature of Goa

Goa is known as a place where Art is worshipped. Art, in all its forms music, singing, painting, dancing writing, has a special place in the hearts of Goans. And as for literature, as the famous writer Amitav Ghosh puts it,Goa is such a literary place. more info »

Wooden and Stone Sculptures of Ancient and Medieval Period
Wooden and Stone Sculptures of Ancient and Medieval Period

The today's Goa was controlled by many dynasties during the ancient the medieval period. Most of these dynasties introduced their fm art architecture in this region. more info »

Scripting the Goan Tiatr
Scripting the Goan Tiatr

Konkani drama began under fortuitous circumstances, though the dramatic art has been practiced in Goa for centuries earlier, as can be perceived from the aitika arrangements for such events being mentioned in our old records. more info »

Folk Tradition of Goa
Folk Tradition of Goa

The maj annual festival of Goa, celebrated mainly by toiling farmers, proletariat section of the society, including artisans other traditional occupants like potters, carpenters etc. In Goa, the celebrations are in three folds; (a) rites rituals (b) Artistic... more info »

Cultural Education In Goa
Cultural Education In Goa

The Kala Academy Goa was established by the Govt. of Goa on 28th February 1970 under the Registration of Societies Act 1860, bearing Reg.264 with approval of Govt. of India, Ministry of Art Culture, as an apex body to develop Music, Dance, Drama, Fine Art, Li... more info »

Fairs and Festivals

A Glimpse of the various fairs and festivals that are celebrated across Goa. more info »

Marathi Literature from Goa: An overview
Marathi Literature from Goa: An overview

The generation of creative and intellectual literature in Goa has been taking place in Marathi since long time. Goans received inspiration to face the adverse conditions and maintain their nationality intact through this proficient literary tradition. more info »

Tradition of Fine Art in Goa
Tradition of Fine Art in Goa

Mahendra Chodankar traces the development of 'Fine Art' in Goa from an aesthetic point of view, across the centuries in Goa more info »