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Scheme Of Financial Assistance To Cultural Institutions.


Last Date 24-07-2030

Sangeet Natak Akademi

The national Academy of Music, Dance and Drama- was founded in 1953 for the furtherance of performing arts of India. Financed by the government of India, the Akademi functions as an autonomous organization and is registered under the Societies Registration Act. The scheme of Financial Assistance to Cultural Institution is one of several schemes formulated by the Akademi to further its objectives.

The scheme is intended to enable the Sangeet Natak Akademi to offer grants-in-aid to select cultural institutions which are engaged in the promotion of the performing arts, namely, music, dance and drama. The grants-in-aid scheme is to serve primarily two objectives, namely, to provide financial support to institutions engaged in training in the fields of music, dance drama, etc. and to encourage production of new plays and ballets, etc.

For the fulfillment of the objectives specified in para 2 above, financial assistance will be provided on an annual basis to meet the expenditure on (i) the salaries and stipends of teachers and students (ii) honorariums and fees to the artists, (iii) expenses on new productions which will include rental charges and expenses on publicity, (iv) maintaining shows on a regular basis and cost of establishment (including cost of administrative staff up to 15% of the total amount of the grant).

The scheme will also provide for support to the folk performing parties in various regions working in the fields of music, dance and drama so that they are able to sustain their activities in their respective regions.

The last date for submission of UC for a particular FY is 31st July every year. All UCs received after this date will not be entertained and the 2nd installment as due to the institution will be forfeited.



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