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DIRECTORATE OF ART & CULTURE BECOMES FIRST STATE GOVT. DEPARTMENT IN INDIA TO GET IS-15700 : 2005 CERTIFICATE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Welcome to Directorate of Art and Culture 

The 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 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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  • Press Note-Lokotsav 2015
    PRESS NOTELOKOTSAV - 2015 (FOLK FESTIVAL)The Department of Art and Culture, Government of Goa will be organizing the 16th National level Art and crafts fair i.e. "Lokotsav - 2015" (Folk Festival) in joint collaboration with West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur & in association with Kala Academy, Goa & Sports Authority of Goa in the month of January from 09/01/2015 to 18/01/2015 for ten days at Darya Sangam, Kala Academy, Panaji-Goa.This folk festival is being organized to provide a platform to the traditional craft persons and folk artists from different parts of the country and from within the state of Goa to display and sale their art and crafts. This festival is being organized every year towards promotion and preservation of handicraft items, craft persons & performing artists.About 600 craft persons from different parts of the country as well as from Goa participate in this festival to exhibit their art & craft during the festival period. The stalls are provided to the goan craft persons registered under the Goa Handicrafts Rural and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation, Rural Development Agency, etc. The stalls will be allotted to the craftpersons on sharing basis. The stall registration charges will be ₹ 200 per stall. Also kindly note that stalls serving food items (except packed dry food items) shall be charged garbage charges of ₹ 500/- per day and the payment for full 10 days amounting to ₹ 5000/- shall be collected at the time of allotment of the stalls.As such, the Goan craftpersons are requested to collect the application form from the office of the Directorate of Art and Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto Panaji Goa during working hours from 20th November 2014 and submit the filled form on or before 5th December 2014 to the office. The date of allotment of stalls will be informed to the applicant accordingly.
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  • List of Selected Candidates for the post of Music Trainer and Accompanist
    List of Selected Candidates for the post of Music Trainer and Accompanist
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  • Yuva Srujan Puraskar Awardees 2014-15
    Recipients of "Yuva Srujan Puraskar" 2014-15 are : 1. Dr. Gauri Nayak Bhat (Music) 2. Shri. Vishnu Shirodkar (Music)3. Shri. Roque Lazarus (Western Music)4. Shri. Reagan D'souza (Jr. Reagon) (Tiatr)5. Shri. Hanumant Chopdekar (Literature)6. Smt. Guadalupe Dias (Literature)7. Shri. Santosh Morajkar (Fine Arts)8. Shri. Sanjay Chari (Bhajan)  
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  • Result of the Written Test for the post of LDC
    Result of the Written Test for the post of LDC are as given below: Results of General Category Results of OBC Category  Results of SC Category Results of ST Category  Results of CFF Category  Results of PH Category  Results of Ex-Servicemen Category  Total No. of Shortlisted Candidates on Merit as per Criteria for each Category  
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  • Results of the Written Test for the post of Driver
    Results of General Category  Results of OBC Category  Results of ST Category Results of C.F.F. Category Results of Ex-Servicemen Total No. of Shortlisted Candidates in each Category
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  • List of Selected Candidates
    List of persons ed for various categories of posts in Directorate of Art and Culture
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  • Candidates Selected for the post of Peon.
    Candidates ed for the post of the Peon
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  • Conservation Fellowships for Art & Heritage Conservators
    Conservation Fellowships for Art & Heritage ConservatorsThe Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg with the support of the Ministry of Culture,Government of India and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are pleased to announce a new program offering 16 Fellowships to Indian citizens engaged in the conservation of sculpture, paintings, and objects.The Fellowships are designed to broaden the experience of conservators currently working in art and cultural heritage museums and institutions in India. The Fellowships will be for a period of 3-6 months each. They will be spaced out over a two year period commencing on or around October 1, 2013 and concluding in the September of 2015. Fellows in Paintings and Historic Interiors Conservation will be at the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL) in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Fellows in Sculpture, Objects, and Furniture Conservation will be at the Sherman Fairchild Centre for Objects Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA) in New York, USA. The details and the application procedure of the fellowship program is available on the website Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India ( www.indiaculture.nic.in)Applications may be directly forwarded to concerned institutions whose details are given in the aforesaid website                                                                                           Sd/-                                                                                            Ashok Parab                                                                                              (Dy. Director of Art & Culture)
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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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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 »