Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship Scheme 2020-21

Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA) is an autonomous organization established by the Government of India, Ministry of Tourism and Culture. Lalit Kala Akademi holds exhibitions, scholarships, sponsorship, fellowship, schemes, and awards. It also conducts the National Exhibition of Photography and Art all over the world.

Lalit Kala Akademi, National Academy of Arts is the Indian Government’s apex art and culture organization that supports artists and art institutions working in visual arts, multi-media art practices, community arts, and folk and tribal arts.

It presents exhibitions and strong public programs of unparalleled significance; by sustaining a library, archives, conservation laboratory and by providing scholarship and publication of pre-eminent intellectual merit all over the country.

Ministry of Culture is to preserve and promote all forms of art and culture. It is responsible for the formulation of policies of the Government in relation to Indian art, culture, and heritage and also for the execution, monitoring, and review of those policies.

To achieve the goals by optimum use of the funds available and proper functioning of the organization. Lalit Kala Akademi to be made more inclusive of art communities in the urban and rural hinterlands.

The selected scholars will be required to work in one of the Regional Centers of the Akademi specified above. He/ She will have to submit at least two works photographs considered suitable by the Head of the Regional Centre/Institution in every month duly certified.

The Akademi will explore possibilities for skill development for its artists and employees by introducing training sessions by experts in art management/appreciation to enhance their creative skills.

The Akademi will be introducing an online application for gallery booking, grants, and scholarship schemes in a phased manner. The Akademi will provide the Art etc. to Door Darshan Bharati.

Though Akademi is not an educational institution but it will definitely give emphasis on cultural research and art education activities in association with NCERT and other organizations. The Akademi will conduct workshops and seminars as well as publish books/portfolios etc. to promote traditional art and artists.

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Objectives of Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship 2020-21:

Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA) focuses on visual arts like Painting, Sculpture, Photography, and Ceramics. The objective of awarding scholarships to young and bright artists is mainly to offer them work to improve their skills, abilities, innovative ideas in their respective fields.

To provide scholarship grants and prizes to deserving candidates and to accord recognition to artists for outstanding achievements. The LKA is an autonomous organization fully funded by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India.

Organization: Lalit Kala Akademi, Ministry of Culture

Scholarship Name: Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship 2020-21

Academic Year: 2020


Address: Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, 35, Ferozeshah Rd, New Delhi-110001

Contact Phone Number: 011-23009200

Last Date: March 2020

Entry Fee: Rs. 50/-

Selection: The selection will be made by a Jury.

Number of Scholarships: A maximum number of 40 scholarships will be awarded during the academic year 2020-21.

Scholarship Duration: The duration and term of the proposed scholarship will be for 12 months (one year).

Work Place: The selected scholars should work only at LKA Regional Centers located in Garhi (New Delhi), Kolkata, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Shimla, and Guwahati.

Scholarship Amount: Each scholarship holder will get paid of Rs.10,000/- pm for one year subject to fulfillment of the criteria. The amount will be transferred directly into the bank account of the beneficiary through NEFT every month.

Eligibility Criteria for Lalit Kala Scholarship 2020-21:

The scholarship award will be given only to those candidates who fulfill all the eligibility criteria.
The students must have an art-related background or Degree/diploma in the field of art or the working experience in visual art for a minimum of 5 years.
Applicants need to work full time on all working days.
Applicants should have an acceptable qualification to continue their scholarship award effectively.
Between 21 to 35 years. Age relaxation is not permissible.
Candidates engaged in a full-time job or any business is not eligible for the scheme scholarship. Those candidates who are pursuing regular studies are also not eligible.
The state/UT in which the candidates have been residing for a minimum of three years will be the State or UT from which he would be deemed to be applying.
Scholars who have already avail Research Grant/Stipend in the past are not eligible.
A scholar should not avail of any other stipend.

How to Apply Lalit Kala Scholarship 2020-21: Students should fill the application forms and send it to the Secretary, Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, 35, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi – 110001. Students may download the application from LKA official site

Required Documents:

  • Passport size photograph
  • Bio-data
  • Copy of Matriculation certificate
  • Photos of artworks
  • Reference letters

Last Date: March 2020 is the last date to apply Lalit Kala scholarship scheme.

Click Here for LKA Scholarship Application Form
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