Lalit Kala Akademi was set up by the Government of India on 5 August, 1954, Lalit Kala Akademi is the Government’s apex cultural body in the field of visual arts in India. It is an autonomous body, which is fully funded by the Ministry of Culture.
Bihar Lalit Kala Academy is centre which is headed by Lalit Kala Academy Delhi.
Lalit Kala Akademi is an institution that has rendered service to the nation in the arts sphere long before the world woke up to the global impact of Indian art. It has established, preserved and documented a permanent collection of the highest order that reflects the vitality, complexity and unfolding patterns of modern and contemporary art in India.
The Akademi is involved in a wide range of activities related to promoting Indian art and artists through programmes and strategic partnerships. The Academy’s sincere commitment to the development of art is evident.
through the strong national and international programmes organised by the headquarters in New Delhi, and by the Centres situated at Bhubaneswar, Patna, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Garhi (New Delhi), Shimla and Shillong.
Another major art promotional activity of the Akademi is to provide studios to Indian and International artists who work in various disciplines of art such as paintings, sculpture, graphics and ceramics.