The Lalit Kala Akademi

The first Prime Minister of independent India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru conceived and established a few major agencies of culture. The Lalit Kala Akademi is one of these agencies responsible for the development, preservation, promotion and dissemination of visual arts in the country. There is one National body known as Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi and various State and Union Territory academies representing different states and Union Territories of India.

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi represents the Union Territory of Chandigarh, capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana and focuses its activities in the field of visual arts such as Paintings, Drawing, Sculptures, Graphics, Photography, Ceramics, Installation Art and other visual art practices.


Scholarships Given by the Akademi Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi started a scholarship scheme for the first time from 2008 young artists  between the age of 20-30 years The scholarships are now given to 10 artists for one year All the 10 scholarships are named after...


Jagmohan Chopra Memorial Meeting

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  Remembering Tyeb Mehta - July 6, 2009

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  Remembering Manjit Bawa - January 5, 2009

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