The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) was established in 1987 in memory of Smt. Indira Gandhi.
Its aims include:
- 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.