Garhi Studio

Garhi Studio, which at the time of establishment was called Kala Kuteer, exists on four acres of land in a small village of Delhi. This land was allotted to the studio by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to open its regional centre to promote art activities in India. Garhi Studio is a nonprofit self-sufficient organization. This organization is funded by the Ministry of Culture. Lalit Kala Akademi conducts Triennale India and the National Exhibition of Photography and Art was also conducted by Garhi Studio.

About Garhi Studio

Garhi Studio is a well known art culture institution opened to meet the requirements of those who are practicing in fine arts. In Garhi village, there is a central region of Garhi Studio. The centre has also acquired art activities of neighboring places from Garhi such as Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana and Jammu & Kashmir.

In the year 2000, Garhi Artist Studio was given the status of a regional centre by the Government of India. Prof. Sanko Chaudhuri was appointed as the first Director here. This studio is inspired from the City of Art in Paris where individual artists are provided with the facility of individual studios as well as accommodation.

Garhi studio has some distinctive features such as in this institute only qualified artists and professional artists are allowed to apply. Their work is evaluated by the experts and if approved then they are admitted in the institute. This academy is for both individual as well as for a group of artists. It provides four community studios for monument, painting, graphics and pottery and in terms of individual studios it provides seven studios. The most important thing at Garhi Studio is the opportunity provided here where artists can exchange ideas. Garhi Studio has become a popular place among artists over the last 13 years. So much so that artists have started coming from all over India as well as from abroad.

History of Garhi Studio

Started as Lalit Kala Akademi, this studio was set up in August 1954. It was inaugurated by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, who was the Minister of Edification at that time. This was the first of the three Akademies set up by the Government of India. Lalit Kala Akademi was recognized post Independence upon the vision of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who wanted India to develop a cultural and national identity.

Therefore, Lalit Kala Akademi as one in the middle of three such countrywide associations that came into observation. It was an important institution for undeviating focus on the visual arts. It is the first community complex of its type in India. In the beginning, it had eight shared studios and four community studios. Each authority of these studios was in charge of a knowledgeable performer with dedicated information of the regulation and he/she was assisted by essential technological assistants.


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