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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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  • Life Certificate Format
    * If undelivered /addressee expired, return to the sender * Artist No._______To be submitted in original Date: - ____________LIFE CERTIFICATEPART - (A)DETAILS OF THE BENEFICIARY UNDER KALA SAMMAN SCHEMEFull Name of Artist: Shri./Smt. ______________________________________________Full Address: ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________Contact No: ________________________________________________________  __________________________Signature/L.H.T. of Artist with date(to be signed in presence of the Govt. Gazetted Officer)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PART - (B)(For use of Govt. Gazetted Officer only)CERTIFICATE This is to certify that I have seen the aforesaid Shri./Smt. ____________________________________________________________________ r/o ______________________ a beneficiary of Kala Samman of Directorate of Art & Culture and state that he/she is alive as on the date ______________. The beneficiary has signed the above part ‘A' of the certificate in my presence to the _________ day of __________ (month) ____________ (year). ____________________________________________(Signature of Govt. Gazetted Officer with date) ___________________________________________________(Name, Designation & Stamp of Govt. Gazetted Officer) 
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  • South Goa Schedule: Cultural Talent Search Competition
     Ravindra Bhavan, Margao Sr No  Venue12 Oct 2017  14 Oct 2017  1 Main AuditoriumKathak:- Salcete, Marmagoa, Dharrbandoda , Quepem Bharatnatyam:- Quepem, Salcete, Marmagoa  Drum:- Quepem, Salcete, Marmagoa , Sanguem       2 Black BoxHindustani Vocal:- Sanguem, Quepem, Canacna, Salcete, Marmagoa, Dharbandoda Light Classical Music:- Sanguem, Quepem Canacna, Salcete , Marmagoa, Dharbandoda        3 Conference Hall  Monologue:- Canacona, Marmagoa, Dharbandoda Monologue:- Sanguem , Quepem ,Salcete        4  Classroom 1Tabla:- Quepem , Canacona Marmagoa Tabla:-Salcete , Dharbandoda, Sanguem       5  Classroom 2 Harmonium:- Sanguem,QuepeM ,Canacona,Salcete , Marmagoa,Dharbandoda   Keyboard:-Quepem,Canacona,Salcete,Marmagoa,Dharbandoda       6  Classroom 3 Violin:Sanguem, Quepem, Canacona,Salcete, Marmagoa  Guitar:- Sanguem, Quepem , Salcete , Marmagoa      7   Classroom 4 Vocal Western:-Sanguem, Quepem , Canacona,Marmagoa  Vocal Western:-Salcete            
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  • North Goa Schedule: Cultural Talent Search Competition
       9 Oct 2017  9 Oct 2017  10 Oct 2017   Morning  Evening Full Day Graphic Studio (Directorate of Art & Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji-Goa)   Keybord: Pernem, Ponda, Bicholim, Tiswadi, Bardez   Guitar: Ponda, Bicholim, Tiswadi, Bardez           Recording studio (Directorate of Art & Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji-Goa)  Drum: Pernem, Bardez, Tiswadi  Violin:Pernem, Bardez, Tiswadi, Ponda            Full Day    Full DayLecture Hall (Directorate of Art & Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji-Goa)   Monologue: Pernem, Sattari, Ponda    Monologue:                                                               Bicholim, Tiswadi, Bardez        Multipurpose Hall (Directorate of Art & Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji-Goa)  Vocal Hindustani Pernem, Sattari, Ponda    Vocal Hindustani Bicholim, Tiswadi, Bardez         Music room I (Directorate of Art & Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji-Goa)  Light Music Pernem, Sattari, Bicholim     Light Music Ponda, Tiswadi, Bardez         Music room II (Directorate of Art & Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji-Goa)  Tabla Pernem, Sattari, Ponda    Tabla Bicholim, Tiswadi, Bardez         Art Studio (Directorate of Art & Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji-Goa)  Vocal Western Pernem, Ponda, Bicholim, Tiswadi, Bardez             Music Class ( Ground floor) (Directorate of Art & Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji-Goa)  Harmonium Pernem, Sattari, Ponda    Harmonium Bicholim, Tiswadi, Bardez         Institute Menezes Braganza (Next To Police Station, Panaji, Goa)   Bharatnatyam Pernem, Ponda, Bicholim, Tiswadi, Bardez     Kathak Pernem, Ponda, Bicholim, Tiswadi, Bardez               
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  • PRESS NOTE: Calligraphy Workshop at Sanskruti Bhavan
    PRESS NOTECalligraphy Workshop at Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji - Goa. The Directorate of Art & Culture regularly organizes various activities/programmes for preservation & promotion of Cultural heritage of the State & the Country.As a part of this the Department of Art & Culture has decided to organize an advance "Calligraphy" workshop from 25th October to 27th October 2017 in the lecture hall, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji- Goa. The said workshop is organized to encourage young goan talents in the field of Calligraphy. The resource person for the workshop will be well known Calligraphy artist M/s. Dimple Pandhi from Mumbai. The three days workshop shall include the advance techniques in Calligraphy and also the various applications of calligraphy. The enrollment will be on first come first basis and up to 50 participants will be enrolled. Since, the workshop is an advance workshop the interested participants willing to take part in this workshop should have knowledge of Calligraphy. Those interested are requested to collect and submit the Application Forms available in the Department of Art & Culture Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto Panaji- Goa on or before 13/10/2017 during office hours and submit the same duly filled. Further, there will be entry fees @Rs. 200/-towards the workshop.
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  • Press Release-Cultural talent Search competition 2017
    Press ReleaseCultural talent Search competition 2017 will be held from 9th to 14th Oct 2017 at North & South Goa.The dates of Cultural Talent Search Competition organized by Directorate of Art & Culture, Govt. of Goa, has been postponed due to organization of FIFA U 17 football matches in Goa.The Cultural Talent Search Competition for North Goa talukas i.e. Ponda, Sattari, Bicholim, Bardez, Tiswadi & Pernem; the Poetry, Essay Writing & Drawing Competition will be on 12th Sept. 2017 at Dr. K. B. Hedgewar High School, Kujira from 2:30pm to 5:30p.m. The fresh dates for performing Art i.e. Vocal (Indian Classical), Vocal (Light Music), Vocal (Western Solo), Tabla, Harmonium, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Monologue, Guitar, Keyboard, Sitar, Violin & Drums for North Goa talukas are from 9th to 11th Oct. 2017, from 8:30 am onwards at Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto- Panaji & Institute Menezes Braganza, near Ferry warf, Panaji- Goa.The competition for South Goa, taluka i.e. Sanguem, Quepem, Salcette, Mormugao Canacona & Dharbandora taluka; Poetry, Essay Writing & Drawing Competition will be held on 13th Sept. 2017 at Loyola High School, Margao from 2:30pm to 5:30p.m. Whereas the revised dates for performing Art i.e. Vocal (Indian Classical), Vocal (Light Music), Vocal (Western Solo), Tabla, Harmonium, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Monologue, Guitar, Keyboard, Sitar, Violin & Drums for South Goa will be held on 12th to 14th Oct. 2017, 8:30 am onwards at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.Directorate of Art & Culture has requested concerned high school, Head masters, teachers, students & parents to kindly take a note of the same & cooperate with the dept.
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  • Yuva Srujan Puraskar (Nav-Sarjan Chetana Puraskar) for the year 2017-18
    The following young artists will be presented the Yuva Srujan Puraskar (Nav-Sarjan Chetana Puraskar) for the years 2017-18 :- 1. Shri Mayuresh D.Vast,Curchorem, Quepem - Music 2. Shri Dayaram B.Padloskar,Dhargal, Pernem - Literature 3. Miss Jessica J.Gomes,Colva Salcete - Tiatr  4. Miss Sucheta Narvekar,Gaunem Ponda - Drama 5. Shri Sachin NaikBandora Ponda - Fine Art 6. Shri Chetan V. Khedekar,Priol Ponda - Folk Art 
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  • Goa State Cultural Awardees 2016-17
    The Recipients of "Goa State Cultural Award 2016-17" are:- 1. Shri. Pramod Priolkar, Priol-Ponda - Music(Indian)2. Shri.F.G.Alvaro de A. Pereira, Utorda-Salcete - Music(Western)3. Shri. Dasu Shirodkar, Tarvalem Ponda - Literature4. Shri. Gajanan Jog, Caranzalem-Tiswadi - Literature5. Shri. Avecleto Afonso, Panaji-Tiswadi - Literature6. Shri. Ganesh Marathe, Corlim-Tiswadi - Theatre(Drama)7. Smt. Maria Fernandes, Sangolda -Bardez - Theatre (Tiatr)8. Shri. Romaldo D'souza, Chinchinnim Salcete - Theatre (Tiatr)9. Shri. Udaybua Phadke, Mulgao-Bicholim - Kirtan10. Shri. Umesh Tari, Old-goa-Tiswadi - Bhajan11. Shri. Ram Mauskar,Nagargaon-Sattari - Folk Art12. Shri. Sadashiv Parab,Moira-Bardez - Fine Art  The Best Cultural Institution award will be conferred on Antruz Lalitak,Bandora Ponda.  
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  • The Internal Music Examination for Preparatory-I, Elementary-I, Foundation-I in the field of Vocal, Tabla, Harmonium, Sitar, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Theory of Music, Guitar, Violin, Keyboard, Piano & Drum
    Under the scheme "Scheme For Establishment of Music Centres in Schools" The Internal Music Examination for Preparatory-I, Elementary-I, Foundation-I in the field of Vocal, Tabla, Harmonium, Sitar, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Theory of Music, Guitar, Violin, Keyboard, Piano & Drum as per the prescribe syllabus at the respective Music Centres will be held from 11th April 2017 to 27th April 2017 (Excluding Sundays & Public Holidays).
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  • State Level Results,CULTURAL TALENT SEARCH COMPETITION 2016-17
    Kindly Note that the State Level results of Essay/Drawing/Poetry Writing events will be announced shortly.
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  • The Goa Golden Jubilee Awards For Art
    In the years preceding the Liberation of Goa, Goans faced the challenge of Liberation with great courage and zeal. Their struggle was not limited to Goa's borders and had consistent support of the people of India. The Union Government tackled the problem with tact and diplomacy, leading to Goa's liberation on 19th December, 1961. It was indeed a great moment of triumph for the country as a whole as it struggled to throw off colonial chains that had bound it for centuries.VisionThis year, Goa celebrates 50 years of liberation. In tribute to the occasion, the State government has planned yearlong celebrations throughout the state of Goa and has announced various developmental projects during the Golden jubilee year.To commemorate this historical landmark, and to honor freedom fighters, some of whom underwent tremendous hardship and sacrificed their lives to the cause of Liberation and the well-being of Goans, the Government of Goa will build three Commemorative Monuments at three major entry points of the state: Patradevi in Pernem taluka, Pollem in Canacona taluka, and Mollem in Sanguem taluka. The design of these commemorative monuments will be determined by an all-India competitionThe CompetitionThe Directorate of Art & Culture, requests applicants to submit the design of a permanent installation for any of the three entry points in Goa. The commemorative monuments should be designed with the Goan freedom struggle as well as Goan culture, sensibility, and heritage in mind, without being stereotypical.Six commemorative designs under each entry point will be shortlisted at the initial stages. These will be further scrutinized by a panel of judges who will and recommend one final commemorative design for each entry point for the approval of the government.An eligible contestant shall be considered for only one award irrespective of his/her/their participation and ion of their design for the other 2 entry point competition. For More Information Please Visit the Below Web Linkhttp://artandculture.goa.gov.in/golden-jubilee-award/index.html
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