The Kala Academy, Goa was established by the Govt. of Goa on 28th February 1970 under the Registration of Societies Act 1860, bearing Reg. No. 264 with the approval of Govt. of India, Ministry of Art & Culture, as an apex body to develop Music, Dance, Drama, Fine Art, Folk Art, Literature etc. and thereby promote cultural unity of this State. Kala Academy Goa has a distinctive character of imparting training through its various faculties besides organizing on a regular basis festivals, competitions, exhibitions, workshops, seminars, discussions and debates, performances and taking up schemes and activities for preservation of traditional art forms.
The Academy functions under the overall tutelage of 28 member General Council consisting of persons drawn from various cultural fields and is assisted by a 14 member Executive Board besides having Advisory Committees for Indian Music, Adv. Committee – Dance, Western Music, Folk Art – I, Folk Art – II, Literature, Drama, Tiatr, Visual Art/Fine Art, Service Matters Film, Vision, Stage Craft and Technical Matters. This institution is fully funded by the Govt. of Goa.