To promote the understanding of Indian Art, both within and outside the country, Government established Lalit Kala Akadami (National Academy of Fine Arts) in 1954. The Akadami Strives to promote this objective through exhibitions, publications, workshops and camps.
Every year it holds a national exhibition and every three years, Triennale- India, an international exhibition. It also publishes a bi-annual art journal “Lalit Kala Contemporary” and also “Lalit Kala” specifically meant for ancient Indian art. Hindi journal “Samkalin Kala” is also regular feature.
The Akadami has permanent artist, studio complex for training and practice in painting, ceramics, graphics and sculpture at New Delhi, Calcutta, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar and Madras. It has regional centre at Madras and Lucknow where facilities for practical training and work have also been provided. A new regional centre has been setup at Bhubaneswar.