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Cultural Affairs

Shri. A. K. Balan

Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes  and Backward Classes,
Law, Culture and Parliamentary Affairs

OFFICE

Room No: 118

1st Floor

North Block

Secretariat

Thiruvananthapuram

Mob: 9447962200

Tel: 0471-2333772/ 2333849

Fax: Tel: 0471-2332239

Shri. Ramachandran Kadannappalli

 

Hon'ble Minister for Ports, Museums,
Archaeology & Archives

Room No 648, 3rd Floor, South Block,

Government Secretariat,

Thiruvananthapuram – 695001

Phone Number : 9447754400

Email  : minister-port@kerala.gov.in

Adv. K. Raju

Hon'ble Minister for Forest, Wildlife Protection, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Milk Co-operatives & Zoo

Room No 501, 5th Floor, Annex Block,

Government Secretariat,

Thiruvananthapuram - 695001

Phone Number : 9447864486

Email : minister-forest@kerala.gov.in

Cultural Affairs Department

1st Floor, South Block
Secretariat statue
Thiruvananthapuram
Email : culturalaffairsa@gmail.com
            culturebdept@gmail.com
            culturalaffairs.c@gmail.com 
Shri. Dr. Venu V.  IAS
Principal Secretary, Cultural Affairs ( Archaelogy, Archives, Museums)
Room No. 374
1st Floor
Main Block, Secretariat
Tel: 2327438, 2518232
Mob: 9560407263
E-mail: prlsecy.scdd@kerala.gov.in
venu@nic.in
prlsecy.scst@kerala.gov.in

Smt.Rani George  IAS
Secretary

Tel: 0471-2339182, 2518002
Fax: 0471- 2327270
Mob: 9447753565
E-mail: secy.ca@kerala.gov.in
ranigeorge@keralatourism.org

Shri. Anil X.  IAS

Secretary, Cultural Affairs (Zoos)

2nd Floor 
Annex II
Secretariat 
Thiruvananthapuram
Ph-0471-2518550
Mob: 9446458619,9495949057
E-mail: secy.ahd@kerala.gov.in

Website

www.culturedirectorate.kerala.gov.in

 

About Cultural Affairs Department

Kerala has a spectacular heritage of cultural expressions across many artforms and customs. The time - honoured values lie dormant in the living traditions of these expressions. The feudal chieftains and provincial landlords who patronized these visual and devotional arts for centuries were not only encouraging them as entertainments but were also upholding their moral and ethical messages.
 
Vivid visual effects and stunning music are hallmarks of Kerala's performing arts. In a land, which cannot boast of monumental architectural feats, unlike many other parts of India, the performing arts, both individually and collectively, make up for the lost magnificence. No other state in India can match the grandeur and creativity of Kerala's performing arts.
 
The crowning jewels of Kerala's performing arts are Koodiyattam and Kathakali. Koodiyattam, the one thousand year old classical dance drama is regarded as one of the earliest traditions in theatre across the world. UNESCO has named it as a World Heritage describing it as a masterpiece of oral and intangible heritage. Though Koodiyattam is the oldest, Kerala perhaps owes its transnational fame to Kathakali, the classical dance drama combining facets of ballet, opera, masque and the pantomime.
 
Though geographically a small strip of land, one could find in Kerala a large number of different streams of cultural heritage.

Mission and Vision of the department

Government has made vigorous interventions in the cultural arena against cultural imperialism coming through the corridor of globalization. Destruction of human values and machinations of the market economy from the West have been destroying our sensibilities. Cheap thrillers with technical perfection have been vitiating our young minds on both the big and small screen. They play havoc on our value system. Government alone cannot resist this cultural colonization.
 
Against this backdrop activities of Sangeetha Nataka Academy, Lalithakala Academy, Sahithya Academy and Chalachithra Academy have been made more vigorous and people-oriented. Quality film and videos from within and abroad are beingscreened before a wider audience.
 
KeralaKalamandalam is being streamlined so as to become a Deemed University. Balasahithya Institute, Bhasha Institute, and Sarvavignanakosam have also started attractive programmes. Book Mark and Kerala State Film Development Corporation are on a revival mode.

Line departments, Institutions and organizations under the department

  • 1

    Directorate of Culture

    www.culturedirectorate.kerala.gov.in

    2

    Department of Archaeology

    www.archaeology.kerala.gov.in

    3

    Department of Archives

    www.keralastatearchives.org

    4

    Museum and Zoo Department

    www.museumandzoo.kerala.gov.in

    5

    Kerala Sahitya Akademi

    www.keralasahityaakademi.org

    6

    Kerala State Chalachitra Academy

    www.keralafilm.com

    7

    Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi

    www.keralasangeethanatakaakademi.in

    8

    Kerala Lalithakala Academy

    www.lalithkala.org

    9

    Kerala Folklore Academy

     

    10

    Konkani Sahithya Academy

     

    11

    Thulu Academy

     

    12

    Mahakavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Mappila Kala Academy

     

    13

    Urdu Academy

     

    14

    State Institute of Languages

    www.keralabhashainstitute.org

    15

    Kerala State Institute of Children's Literature

    www.ksicl.org

    16

    The State Institute of Encyclopaedic Publications

    www.sarvavijnanakosam.gov.in/

    17

    Kerala State Book mark

     

    18

    Malayalam Mission

     

    19

    Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan

     

    20

    Vastuvidya Gurukulam

    www.vastuvidyagurukulam.com

    21

    Bharath Bhavan

    www.bharatbhavankerala.org

    22

    Guru Gopinath Nadana Gramam

     

    23

    Centre for Heritage Studies

     

    24

    Sreenarayana International Study Centre

     

    25

    Kumaran Asan National Institute of Culture

    www.kanic.kerala.gov.in

    26

    Jawahar Bala Bhavan Kollam

     

    27

    Jawahar Bala BhavanThrissur

    www.jawaharbalbhavanthrissur.elisting.in

    28

    Jawahar Bala Bhavan  Thiruvananthapuram

     

    29

    Jawahar Bala Bhavan Alleppy

     

    30

    Jawahar Bala Bhavan Kottayam

     

    31

    Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University

    www.kalamandalam.org

    32

    Kerala State Film Development Corporation Ltd.

    www.ksfdc.in

    33

    Kerala State Cultural Activists Welfare fund Board

     

    34

    Pallana Kumaranasan Smarakam

     

    35

    O.V.Vijayan Smarakam

     

    36

    Kunchan Nambiyar Smarakam Ampalapuzha

     

    37

    Thakazhi smarakam

     

    38

    Kunjunnimash Smarakam

     

    39

    Kunjan nambiar smarakam, Palakkad

    www.kunchannambiarsmarakam.com

    40

    Vaikom Muhammad Basheer Smaraka Trust

    www.basheersmarakatrust

    41

    Govinda Pai Smaraka Samithy

     

    42

    Parthi Subbah Yakshagana samithi

     

    43

    Narendraprasad  Smaraka Nadaka Padana Gaveshana Kendram

    www.narendraprasad.org

    44

    Unnaiwarrier Smaraka Kala Nilayam, Iringalakuda

     

    45

    Mayyanad C. Kesavan Smarakom, Kollam

     

    46

    Cherayi Sahodharan Ayyappan Smaraka Samithi, Eranakulam

     

    47

    Sarasakavi Mulur Smarakom

     

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    A.R. Rajarajavarma Smaraka Samithi, Mavelikkara

     

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    Thunchan Memorial Trust, Tirur, Malappuram

     

     

Services / Activities

1. Cultural Affairs (A) Department
Phone:0471 2518890
 
1. Papers relating to Kerala Kalamandalam, Kerala Sahitya Academy, Kerala   Sangeetha Nataka Academy, Kerala Folklore Academy, Kerala Lalithakala Academy, Bharat Bhavan, Thulu Academy
2. Audit Reports, L.A. interpellation, Subject Committee Report, Estimate Committee report, O.P. Etc.
3. Issuing Awards such as Ezhuthachan puraskaram,Kathakali Puraskaram,Pallavoor Appu Marar Puraskaram, Raja Ravivarma Puraskaram, Keraleeya Nritha Natya Puraskaram.
4. Papers relating to Grant-in-aid to Jawahar Bala Bhavan in the State and allied matters.
5. Grant-in-aid to memorials to eminent men of arts and letters and allied matters.
6. Grant-in-aid to Cultural Organisations in the State and NRG to various Cultural Institutions.
7. Papers relating to Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, Kerala State Film Development  Corporation.
8. Related papers with L.A., Apex Committee Meeting etc. and Miscellaneous papers.
 
2. Cultural Affairs (B) Department
Phone:0471 2518723
 
1.Papers relating to Archaeology Department, Centre for Heritage Studies,                                                    Tripunithura Hill Palace.
2. Papers relating to Administration and Establishment matters of Museum & Zoo                                                    Department, Thiruvananthapuram & Thrissur.
3. Multi Purpose Cultural Complex Society (Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan).
4. Miscellaneous papers of Cultural Affairs (B) Department.
5. Papers relating to South Zone Cultural Centre and Swathi Sangeetholsavam.
6. Cinema-TV Awards, Cultural Exchange Programme, Monthly Plan Progress.
7. Papers related to Budget proposals of Cultural Affairs Department, Subject Committee, Vasthuvidya Gurukulam and Cine Artists' Pension.
8. Paper related to Subsidy for Malayalam film and grant to federation of film societies of India
9. Sanctioning of grant for the conduct of International Film Festivel, Kerala
 
 
3.  Cultural Affairs (C) Department
Phone:0471 2517016
 
1. All papers relating to State Institute of Languages, Kerala State Institute of   Children's  Literature, State Institute of Encyclopaedic Publications, Kerala State Book Mark, Konkani Sahithya Academy, Kerala State Cultural Activists Welfare Fund Board.
2. Pension papers of Kerala Government Cultural Institution Employees Pension Scheme.
3. All papers of State Archives Department & Directorate of Culture 
4. Monthly pension to artists who are in indigent circumstances, Arrear pension of pensioner to his/her heirs.
5. Financial Assistance to Artists for Medical treatment, Central-state pension to artists.
6. All miscellaneous papers relating to the Section.
7. Consolidation work of Cultural Affairs Department.
8. L. A. Interpellation.
9. Monthly Business Statement.
10.Papers related to classical language Status to Malayalam
 

Related Websites

 

Kerala Sahitya Akademi

www.keralasahityaakademi.org

Kerala State Chalachitra Academy

www.keralafilm.com

Official Language Department

www.mm.kerala.gov.in

Museum and Zoo Department

www.museumandzoo.kerala.gov.in/index.php

State Central Library

www.statelibrary.kerala.gov.in

State Institute of Languages

www.keralabhashainstitute.org

Kerala State Film Development Corporation Ltd.

www.ksfdc.in

Kerala Council for Historical Research(KCHR)

www.keralahistory.ac.in

Vastuvidya Gurukulam

www.vastuvidyagurukulam.com

Kerala Kalamandalam

www.kalamandalam.org

Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi

www.keralasangeethanatakaakademi.in/

Kerala State Institute of Children's Literature

www.ksicl.org

The State Institute of Encyclopaedic Publications

www.sarvavijnanakosam.gov.in/

State Institute of Languages

www.keralabhashainstitute.org

Department  of  Archaeology

www.archaeology.kerala.gov.in

Kerala Folklore Academy

www.keralatourism.org

Kerala  State  Film  Development Corporation

www.ksfdc.in

Kerala State Institute of Children's literature - KSICL (Balasahithya Institute)

www.ksicl.org

Kumaranasan Smarakam website

www.kanic.kerala.gov.in

Vasthu VidyaGurukulam

www.vastuvidyagurukulam.com

Cultural Workers' Welfare Fund Board

www.cwb.kerala.gov.in