Shri Mihir Vardhan
Smt. Anandiben Patel Hon'ble Governor, Uttar Pradesh
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Shri Yogi Aditya Nath Hon'ble Chief Minister of U.P.
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Dr. Neelkanth Tiwari Hon'ble State Minister of U.P. Culture (Independent Charge)

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state lalit kala akademi

State Lalit Kala Akademi, U.P. was established on 8th February, 1962 under the Department of Culture, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh as a fully funded autonomous body. Dr Sampoornanand (Chief Minister, U.P.) was its first Chairman. The office of Akademi is located at Lal Baradari Bhawan, a historical monument constructed between 1778-1814 for coronation of Kings of Avadh. Saadat Ali Khan was the first ruler to be crowned. The installation ceremony of last ruler of Avadh Wajid Ali Shah was held in this historical building on 13th Feb 1847.

Our Programmes

The Akademi organises a number of events aimed at encouraging and providing a forum to reputed as well as young artists for displaying their talent and also competing for Akademi awards. The events include exhibitions of International, National, State and Regional level.

Permanent Collection

Outstanding works of art have been collected from various exhibitions, shows and camps, over the years. Selecting from a vast collection of over 1800 works, specialised exhibitions are held round the year in the Akademi premises and from time to time in the different cities of the State.

Scholarships

Talented artists who have completed their education, and are interested in specialization in some specific branch of visual arts under the guidance of an expert, are selected for scholarship for a period of one year.