Kerala Culture: List of Cultural Institutes in Kerala

Kerala Culture: List of Cultural Institutes in Kerala
A Kathakali Dancer
Kerala is known as the Gift of God for its rich cultural and natural heritage. The Government of Kerala alongwith the Central Government of India has established several institutions to preserve and promote this heritage. Some of the well known cultural organisations which are working toward the goal are listed below:


Name of the InstitutionEstablishedHeadquarterNotes
Kerala Folklore Akademi1995KannurIt publishes Poli magazine to promote folk arts of Kerala.
Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi1962ThrissurIt preserves and promotes the fine arts of Kerala. It regularly awards from various fields of fine arts.
Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi1958ThrissurIt was established to promote dance, music, dramatics, temple arts, ritual arts and other popular local music forms.
Kerala State Chalachithra Akademy1998ThiruvananthpuramAlso known as Kerala Film Academy, it was the first film academy in the country to promote the cinema.
Kerala Sahitya Akademi1956ThrissurIt was established to promote the Malayalam language and literature.
Kerala Bhasha Institute1968KozhikodeIt was established to promote learning and literature on science and technology, the arts, literature, folklore and information technology. It also runs translation camps, book festivals and seminars.
Kerala State Institute for Children's Literature1981ThiruvananthapuramIt was established by the Government of Kerala to promote children's literature in Malayalam.
State Institute of Encyclopaedic Publications1961ThiruvananthapuramIt publishes Sarvavijnanakosam, an encyclopedia in Malayalam. It covers more than 32000 topics.
Kerala State Jawahar Balabhavan-ThiruvananthapuramIt was established to nuture creativity in children of Kerala.
Vailoppilly Samskrithi Bhavan-ThiruvananthapuramIt was established by the Government of Kerala as a research, documentation, performance and preservation centre for Kerala's cultural traditions.
Margi1970ThiruvananthapuramIt was established for the revival of Kathakali and Kutiyattom.
Kerala Kalamandalam1930ThrissurIt imparts training in classical dance and theatre forms like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Kudiyattam, Thullal, Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam and Nangiar Koothu. It is now a deemed-to-be-university.

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