Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts

The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) was established in 1987 in memory of Smt. Indira Gandhi. 
  • It is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, as a centre for research, academic pursuit and dissemination in the field of the arts. 
  • The Arts' encompass a wide range of subjects - from archaeology and anthropology to the visual and performing arts, enveloping them in a complementary and non-demarcated vision. 
  • Through its diverse programmes the IGNCA seeks to place the arts within the context of the natural and human environment. 
  • The IGNCA has three Regional Centres in India in Bengalooru, Varanasi and Guwahati.

Its aims include:

  • to serve as a major resource centre for the arts, especially written, oral and visual source materials;
  • to establish a tribal and folk arts division 
  • to provide a forum for a creative and critical dialogue through performances, exhibitions, conferences between and amongst the diverse arts
  • to foster dialogue between arts and current ideas in philosophy, science and technology, with a view toward bridging the gap in intellectual understanding between them
  • to evolve models of research programmes and arts administration more portinent to the Indian ethos;
  • to promote an network with national and international institutions; and
  • to conduct related research in the arts, humanities and culture.

No comments:

Post a Comment