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  • Lokotsav (National Folk Festival) 2017
  • Lokotsav (National Folk Festival) 2017
  • Lokotsav (National Folk Festival) 2017
  • Lokotsav (National Folk Festival) 2017
  • Lokotsav (National Folk Festival) 2017
  • Lokotsav (National Folk Festival) 2017
    Lokotsav (National Folk Festival) 2017
  • Lokotsav (National Folk Festival) 2017
    Lokotsav (National Folk Festival) 2017
  • Lokotsav (National Folk Festival) 2017
    Lokotsav (National Folk Festival) 2017
  • Lokotsav (National Folk Festival) 2017
    Lokotsav (National Folk Festival) 2017
  • Lokotsav (National Folk Festival) 2017
    Lokotsav (National Folk Festival) 2017
he Directorate of Art and Culture has been the organ and the agency of the Government of Goa in its pursuit of the preservation and promotion of the cultural ethos and artistic traditions of Goa. Initially conceived as a constituent of the Directorate of Education, Sports and Culture, it was subsequently disengaged from the Directorate of Education and reconstituted as a part of the Directorate of Sports and Cultural Affairs. However, the Directorate of Art and Culture was independently conceived and duly d in its present form by an Act of the Goa Government in 1991 appropriately after Goa attained Statehood within the Indian Republic of States. At present, the Directorate of Art and Culture squarely embodies Goa Government's committed endeavours to preserve, promote and perpetuate the traditional cultural forms and practices as well as artistic manifestations including folklore, literature, indigenous crafts and allied cultural expressions of the Goan society. The Directorate also represents the State Government's growing engagement with the contemporary ethos and its desire to strike a balance with tradition and scientific temper in tune with the times. As such, the Directorate of Art and Culture is also a reflection of the encouragement provided by the Government towards the evolution and development of new cultural forms and artistic performances relevant to the aspirations and the needs of the contemporary society. The Directorate of Art and Culture functions through its wide network of institutions towards organizing various programmes and diverse activities. It also initiates new schemes and executes their implementation directly as also through its nodal agencies/institutions. In turn, the Directorate also functions as the nodal department for the implementation of schemes of the Department of Culture, Government of India as well as for the National Institutions/Bodies working in the field of culture such as Sangeet Natak Academy, Lalit Kala Academy, CCRT, ICCR, IIRCC all based in New Delhi, and West Zone Cultural Centre at Udaipur among others. In addition to organizing programmes and initiating cultural activities, the Directorate of Art and Culture also visualizes, s and executes various programmes, schemes and facilities for the welfare of the artists including the provision of financial support. The Directorate also promotes and sustains art organizations and encourages programmes and performances to enhance the cultural climate in the State and to ensure the development of cultural organizations furthering its objectives. The Department of Art and Culture is an ISO-9001:2008 certified department of Government of Goa, which has its own Cultural Policy. The programmes, activities and schemes are formulated and executed in accordance with this policy. The main objective of the Directorate of Art and Culture in a nutshell is to effectively implement the "Cultural Policy" of the Goa Government in tune with the letter and spirit in which it has been framed and published. In addition to the schemes executed by the Department, various other cultural programmes and activities are also organized by the Department from time to time as per the requirement of the State Government, Central Government, and National Academies for the benefit of individual artists and artists' community. Various Governmental/ non-Governmental agencies at National and State level such as SNA, LKA, CCRT, ICCR, WZCC, Other Zonal Cultural Centers, Dept. of HRD Ministry, State Academies etc. often collaborate with the Department in organizing of such activities. To provide the public with a reliable source of information on its various schemes and programmes, the Directorate of Art and Culture has duly compiled and published a "Citizens' Charter" highlighting among other things, the methods and procedures for accruing benefits under the relevant schemes/programmes.
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  • Press Note: D.D.Kosambi Festival of Ideas 2017
    PRESS NOTE(For favor of publicity please)D.D. Kosambi Festival of Ideas from 13th to 17th February, 2017 at Kala Academy, Panaji - Goa.The Festival which provides fodder to the mind and also for the soulMr. Sandesh Kadur Dr. Shubha ToleDr. Sugata Mitra Prof. Vikram Patel Mr. Jack Sim As we are thriving in a confused and conflict ridden times, only the continuous practice of the Innovative thoughts, sharing ideas and intelligence help us to move forward in life, strengthening our deep rooted democracy celebrating cultural diversity. The talks at the festival not only look back but also forward, into a future that may be yet be unknown but is challenging and calling out for transformation: the role of technology, the rise of citizen power, the rise of the Millennial, how to bring change in health care, education, governance, social thought etc. To smoothen this path of practice, The Directorate of Art & Culture, Govt. of Goa every year presents the D.D Kosambi Festival of Ideas to commemorate the legendary Damodar Dharmanand Kosambi, the Indian intellectual and multitalented personality.The D. D. Kosambi Festival of Ideas has been Goa's largest event of its kind with a legacy of a decade now. Having hosted over 50 globally celebrated Speakers with great ideas, the success of the Festival has been Glorious and Heart-warming. The festival of ideas is one of the most celebrated and awaited event by intellectuals, academicians, student community, business class sectors etc. To comprehend the excellence and standard of the festival it would suffice to name some of the past luminaries. We have had the pleasure and opportunity in presenting visionaries like Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Shri. Narayan Murthy , Shri. Girish Karnad, Lord Megnath Desai, Shri. Alyque Padamsee, Dr. Raghuram Rajan to name a few. The category of the people attending is ever evolving relative to the versatile ion of speakers invited to deliver the lectures. We have been experiencing an audience of over 1000 per day every year during the festival of ideas in the auditorium, which itself accounts to the grand success of this event.The 10th edition of the D.D. Kosambi Festival of Ideas is scheduled to be held from 13th to 17th February, 2017 at Kala Academy, Campal, Panaji - Goa. This year we have invited speakers with the audacity to ignite great ideas rather than personalities with a populist aura. D D KOSAMBI FESTIVAL OF IDEAS WEBSITE Profile of the speakers:1. Mr. Sandesh Kadur (National Geographic Explorer and Wildlife Photographer)  National Geographic explorer, Sandesh s award-winning wildlife documentary films and photography books exposing the need to conserve threatened species and habitats around the world. An author, photographer and filmmaker, who, through the use of images, both still and video, exposes the need for conservation and encourages protection of the world's biodiversity. He is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). His photographs have been published widely in books and magazines while his documentaries with subjects ranging from king cobras to clouded leopards have been aired worldwide on the BBC, Discovery, and National Geographic networks. Over the years, Sandesh's work has garnered many top awards including the CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year, Nature's Best Photography Award, and International Conservation Photographer Award.Images, Sandesh feels, have the power to move people in a way nothing else can, and it is this power he hopes to harness through his work and inspire his audience to protect and appreciate what remains of the wilderness. 2. Dr. Shubha Tole (Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai ) Dr. Shubha Tole is an Indian neuroscientist, Professor and Principal Investigator at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India. Her research involves investigating the development and evolution of the mammalian brain, and she has won many accolades for her work. She is famous for having discovered a gene that is crucial to the proper formation of the hippocampus, amygdala, and cortex of the brain, winning the Infosys Prize in the Life Sciences category in 2014. However, Tole's work does not end in her lab. She is dedicated to fostering an appreciation and application of the sciences in students through public outreach talks, posting about scientific issues and topics on the internet, and mentoring pre and post-doctoral students. She is also a member of various scientific groups and societies.3. Dr. Sugata Mitra (Professor of Educational Technology, Newcastle University, UK) Prof. Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK. He conducted the Hole in the Wall (HIW) experiment, where in the year 1999 a computer was embedded within a wall in an Indian slum at Kalkaji, Delhi and children were allowed to freely use it. The experiment aimed at proving that kids could be taught computers very easily without any formal training. Sugata termed this as Minimally Invasive Education (MIE). The experiment has since been repeated at many places. He is the recipient of many awards from India, the UK, USA and many other countries in the world. His interests include Children's Education, Remote Presence, Self-organising systems, Cognitive Systems, Physics and Consciousness. The Hole in the Wall experiment has left a mark on popular culture. Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup read about Mitra's experiment and was inspired to write his debut novel that went on to become the Oscar winning movie of 2009 - Slumdog Millionaire.Title of talk: The Future of Learning Synopsis: In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Seventeen years of experiments with children's education takes us through a series of startling results - children, in groups, can form ‘self organising systems' that results in emergent learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: Groups of children with access to the Internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning. 4. Prof. Vikram Patel(Professor of International Mental Health & Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in Clinical Science, UK) Vikram Patel is a Professor and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; he will join Harvard Medical School as the Pershing Square Professor of Global Health in April 2017. He is Joint Director of the Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries at the Public Health Foundation of India and is a co-founder of Sangath, an Indian NGO which won the MacArthur Foundation's International Prize for Creative and Effective Institutions in 2008 and the WHO Public Health Champion of India award in 2016. He is a Fellow of the UK's Academy of Medical Sciences and has served on several WHO expert and Government of India committees. He is a recipient of the Chalmers Medal (Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, UK), the Sarnat Medal (US Institute of Medicine), an Honorary Doctorate from Georgetown University, the Pardes Humanitarian Prize (the Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation), an Honorary OBE from the UK Government and the Dharmaj Ratna from his ancestral village in Gujerat. He was listed in TIME Magazine's 100 most influential persons of the year in 20155. Mr. Jack Sim (Founder BoP HUB, World Toilet Organization.), will make accessible their thoughts & Ideas with the people of Goa. Jack Sim, Founder of World Toilet Organization (WTO), has been a successful businessman since age 24. Having achieved financial success in his 40s, Jack felt the need to change his direction in life and give back to humanity - he wanted to live his life according to the motto "Live a useful life". Jack soon left his business and embarked on a journey that saw him being the voice for those who cannot speak out and fighting for the dignity, rights and health for the vulnerable and poor worldwide.Jack discovered that toilets were often neglected and grew concerned that the topic was often shrouded in embarrassment and apathy; talking toilets was taboo! Jack felt this led to the neglect of restrooms island wide. In 1998, he established the Restroom Association of Singapore (RAS) whose mission was to raise the standards of public toilets in Singapore and around the world.Through RAS, Jack's vision was to put Singapore on the "world map" by taking the initiative to provide clean public toilets. As Jack began his work in Singapore, he realized there were other existing toilet associations operating in other countries.It soon became clear that there were no channels available to bring these organisations together to share information, resources and facilitate change. There was a lack of synergy. As a result, in 2001, Jack founded the World Toilet Organization (WTO) and four years later, the World Toilet College (WTC) in 2005.In 2007, Jack became one of the key members to convene the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) comprised of over 130 organisations active in the sanitation sector. Jack is also an Ashoka Global Fellow and in 2008 was named Hero of the Environment by Time Magazine. Jack also sits in the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Councils (GAC) for Water Security and also the GAC for Social Entrepreneurship.The interaction sessions between the public and the speakers is held subsequent to the talk delivered by the speaker to elucidate any doubts in the minds of the people. There is also a well documented video CD's that are sold at the event premises of the lecture delivered by speakers in the past D.D. Kosambi Festival of ideas. A live telecast of all these lectures are also screened on the local channel and on the Directorate of Art and Culture website.The Directorate of Art & Culture requests the people of Goa to exploit the potential of these illustrious personalities, gain knowledge imparted by them by attending the lectures in large numbers.
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  • State Level Results,CULTURAL TALENT SEARCH COMPETITION 2016-17
    Kindly Note that the State Level results of Essay/Drawing/Poetry Writing events will be announced shortly.
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  • Bicholim and Sattari Taluka winners for Cultural Talent Search Competition held on 22nd Sept. 2016 at Mushtifund Primary School,Panaji Goa
    Taluka wise list of the winners for Cultural Talent Search competition held on 22nd Sept. 2016 at Mushtifund Primary School, Near Mahalaximi Temple, Panaji Goa for essay,poetry,drawing/painting
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  • Tiswadi and Ponda Taluka winners for Cultural Talent Search Competition held on 22nd Sept. 2016 at Mushtifund Primary School,Panaji Goa
    Taluka wise list of the winners for Cultural Talent Search competition held on 22nd Sept. 2016 at Mushtifund Primary School, Near Mahalaximi Temple, Panaji Goa for essay,poetry,drawing/painting
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  • Sanguem and Quepem Taluka winners for Cultural Talent Search competition held on 23rd Sept. 2016 at Loyola High School, Margao Goa.
    Taluka wise list of the winners for Cultural Talent Search competition on held on 23rd Sept. 2016 at Loyola High School, Margao Goa.a for essay,poetry,drawing/painting
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  • Canacona and Salcete Taluka winners for Cultural Talent Search competition held on 23rd Sept. 2016 at Loyola High School, Margao Goa.
    Taluka wise list of the winners for Cultural Talent Search competition on held on 23rd Sept. 2016 at Loyola High School, Margao Goa.a for essay,poetry,drawing/painting
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  • Mormugao and Dharbandora Taluka winners for Cultural Talent Search competition held on 23rd Sept. 2016 at Loyola High School, Margao Goa.
    Taluka wise list of the winners for Cultural Talent Search competition on held on 23rd Sept. 2016 at Loyola High School, Margao Goa.a for essay,poetry,drawing/painting
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  • The Goa Golden Jubilee Awards For Art
    In the years preceding the Liberation of Goa, Goans faced the challenge of Liberation with great courage and zeal. Their struggle was not limited to Goa's borders and had consistent support of the people of India. The Union Government tackled the problem with tact and diplomacy, leading to Goa's liberation on 19th December, 1961. It was indeed a great moment of triumph for the country as a whole as it struggled to throw off colonial chains that had bound it for centuries.VisionThis year, Goa celebrates 50 years of liberation. In tribute to the occasion, the State government has planned yearlong celebrations throughout the state of Goa and has announced various developmental projects during the Golden jubilee year.To commemorate this historical landmark, and to honor freedom fighters, some of whom underwent tremendous hardship and sacrificed their lives to the cause of Liberation and the well-being of Goans, the Government of Goa will build three Commemorative Monuments at three major entry points of the state: Patradevi in Pernem taluka, Pollem in Canacona taluka, and Mollem in Sanguem taluka. The design of these commemorative monuments will be determined by an all-India competitionThe CompetitionThe Directorate of Art & Culture, requests applicants to submit the design of a permanent installation for any of the three entry points in Goa. The commemorative monuments should be designed with the Goan freedom struggle as well as Goan culture, sensibility, and heritage in mind, without being stereotypical.Six commemorative designs under each entry point will be shortlisted at the initial stages. These will be further scrutinized by a panel of judges who will and recommend one final commemorative design for each entry point for the approval of the government.An eligible contestant shall be considered for only one award irrespective of his/her/their participation and ion of their design for the other 2 entry point competition. For More Information Please Visit the Below Web Linkhttp://artandculture.goa.gov.in/golden-jubilee-award/index.html
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Musical Tradition of Goa (western Tradition)
Musical Tradition of Goa (western Tradition)

While the history of Goan Music on the lines of orthodox Indian classical music, may be said to be the same as that of the music of Hindustan, the History of Goan Music as cultivated by the Christian section of Goa’s population can be a subject of g... more info »

Glimpses of Hindusthani Classical Music Tradition of Goa
Glimpses of Hindusthani Classical Music Tradition of Goa

The Kala Academy Goa was established by the Govt. of Goa on 28th February 1970 under the Registration of Societies Act 1860, bearing Reg.264 with approval of Govt. of India, Ministry of Art Culture, as an apex body to develop Music, Dance, Drama, Fine Art, Li... more info »

Konkani Literature of Goa
Konkani Literature of Goa

Goa is known as a place where Art is worshipped. Art, in all its forms music, singing, painting, dancing writing, has a special place in the hearts of Goans. And as for literature, as the famous writer Amitav Ghosh puts it,Goa is such a literary place. more info »

Wooden and Stone Sculptures of Ancient and Medieval Period
Wooden and Stone Sculptures of Ancient and Medieval Period

The today's Goa was controlled by many dynasties during the ancient the medieval period. Most of these dynasties introduced their fm art architecture in this region. more info »

Scripting the Goan Tiatr
Scripting the Goan Tiatr

Konkani drama began under fortuitous circumstances, though the dramatic art has been practiced in Goa for centuries earlier, as can be perceived from the aitika arrangements for such events being mentioned in our old records. more info »

Folk Tradition of Goa
Folk Tradition of Goa

The maj annual festival of Goa, celebrated mainly by toiling farmers, proletariat section of the society, including artisans other traditional occupants like potters, carpenters etc. In Goa, the celebrations are in three folds; (a) rites rituals (b) Artistic... more info »

Cultural Education In Goa
Cultural Education In Goa

The Kala Academy Goa was established by the Govt. of Goa on 28th February 1970 under the Registration of Societies Act 1860, bearing Reg.264 with approval of Govt. of India, Ministry of Art Culture, as an apex body to develop Music, Dance, Drama, Fine Art, Li... more info »

Fairs and Festivals

A Glimpse of the various fairs and festivals that are celebrated across Goa. more info »

Marathi Literature from Goa: An overview
Marathi Literature from Goa: An overview

The generation of creative and intellectual literature in Goa has been taking place in Marathi since long time. Goans received inspiration to face the adverse conditions and maintain their nationality intact through this proficient literary tradition. more info »

Tradition of Fine Art in Goa
Tradition of Fine Art in Goa

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