Lalit Kala Akademi

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Lalit Kala Akademi
Abbreviation LKA
Formation March 11, 1954; 63 years ago (1954-03-11)
Type NGO
Headquarters Rabindra Bhawan, Delhi
Region served
Official language
Parent organisation
Ministry of Culture, Government of India
Rabindra Bhawan, Delhi which houses the Sangeet Natak Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi and Sahitya Akademi.

The Lalit Kala Akademi or National Academy of Art is India's national academy of fine arts. It is an autonomous organisation, established in New Delhi in 1954 by Government of India to promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, in and outside the country.

LKA provides scholarships and a fellow program, and sponsors and organises exhibitions in India and overseas. It publishes a bilingual journal. It is funded by the Union Ministry of Culture. Its headquarters are at Ravindra Bhawan, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi. In April 2015, Government of India took over management control of Lalit Kala Akademi citing complaints regarding alleged administrative and financial irregularities in its functioning.[1]



Lalit Kala Gallery, in the Rabindra Bhawan complex, Delhi
  • Since the Government has taken over, at present former Chairman of Karnataka Lalitkala Academy CS Krishna Setty, a well known artist and art critic is heading LKA as Administrator.
  • The former protem chairman of LKA was artist Balan Nambiar.[3]
  • Ashok Vajpeyi (April 2008-December 2011)[4]


On 16 September 2014, Lalit Kala Akademi's 60th anniversary was marked by an event, "Spirit of Delhi", where poets and artists showcased their exclusive artwork.[5]

National Art Award[edit]

The National Art Award is one of the awards and honours in India and Asia awarded by Lalit Kala Akademi.

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