Directorate of Art and Culture
- Directorate of Art and Culture
Tamil Valarchi Valagam
Tamil Salai Egmore, Chennai - 600008
- Phone: 044 - 28193195, 044 - 28192748.
- Email : email@example.com
With a view to co-ordinate the various cultural schemes of the Government and to implement those schemes, the Directorate of Art and Culture is assisted by a Joint Director, Assistant Director, Accounts Officer, Executive Officer and other staff.
Aims of the Department
- To promote the various dimensions of Tamil Culture namely Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Folk Art.
- Painting, Sculpture, Architecture and Folk Arts.
- Disseminate our ancient art forms such as Music, Drama, Dance, Folk Arts to provides access to the common public.
- Carries out the noble cause of encouraging the artistes involved in arts, thereby promoting and preserving their art forms to the future generation.
Functions of the Department
- Imparts education to the younger generation in the field of Music, Dance, Drama, Folk Arts, Painting and Sculpture through Performing Arts through Educational Institutions and Fine Arts Educational Institutions.
- Encouraging the artistes and art groups involved in such arts by providing them opportunities to perform cultural programmes.
- Promoting the Traditional Arts of Tamil Nadu, providing folk arts training to younger generation
- Encouraging the talented artistes according to their ages and conferring them with District Level and State Level Awards.
- Conducting cultural functions to showcase our Tamil Culture in the State , other States and Foreign Countries.
- Providing monthly Financial Assistance to the aged indigent artistes.
- Providing financial assistance to voluntary cultural organisations for conduct of art functions and art exhibtions.
Units under the control of Department of Art and Culture
- Regional Cultural Centres (7) (Kancheepuram, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Madurai, Tirunelveli and Coimbatore)
- Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University
- Government Music Colleges (4) (Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Thiruvaiyaru)
- Government Fine Arts Colleges (2) (Chennai, Kumbakonam)
- Government College of Architecture and Sculpture, Mamallapuram
- Government District Music Schools (17)
- Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram
- Tamil Nadu Ovia Nunkalai Kuzhu
- Tamil Nadu Jawahar Siruvar Manram (40) (District Collector is the Chairman)
- Tamil Nadu Folk Artistes Welfare Board
- District Art Societies (District Collector is the Chairman)
- Kalai Kaveri Fine Arts College, Tiruchirapalli (Government Aided College)