Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

National Academy of Fine and Performing Arts

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy is the national academy of fine and performing arts. The academy was established through an act of Parliament in 1974 as a statutory organization under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.But subsequently the Act of 1974 of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy was amended through a new act of Parliament in 1989. The academy is headed by a Director General.

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Spheres of activity

  1. Mission

    Humanitarian creative culture and arts enriched Bangladesh.
  2. Vision

    Structuring a Humanitarian creative culture and arts enriched Bangladesh through development of national culture and arts....
  3. Projects

    1.Establishment of culturual academy for ethnic minority of Haluaghat, Dinajpur and Naogaon.
    2. Establishment of shilpakala academy in division and district level.
    3. Repairing and restoration project of 15 Zila Shilpakala Academies .

Liaquat Ali Lucky

director general

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

  • Chaitra Shankranti -1421

  • Asian Art Biennale - 2016

  • National Film Festival - 2015

  • Verses and Odes - 2016

  • Asian Art Biennale - 2016

  • Ganga-Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival - 2015

  • Asian Art Biennale - 2016

  • A Bards Poesy and Song Recital - 2015

  • Inauguration Ceremony of Classical Music, Dance, Sitar and Sarod Exposition - 2015

upcoming events

December 09, 2016

Round table meetings, discussions, documentary film and exhibition lighting light.

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To extend its reach throughout the country, the academy has set up branches in most districts.

The branches arrange district-level festivals, programs, and training in various fine and performing arts.

Monthly Shilpakala

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Book covers


  • Cultural Program in Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

  • ঘুড়ি উৎসব

  • স্বাধীনতা দিবস

  • ভাওয়াইয়া সন্ধ্যা

  • উদ্বোধনী অনুষ্ঠান - ২০১৫ (শাস্ত্রীয় সঙ্গীত, নৃত্য, সেতার ও সরোদ বাদন)

  • পহেলা বৈশাখ

  • পুতুল নৃত্য ফেস্টিভাল

  • শিশু সংগীত কর্মশালা

  • শিল্পের আলোয় বঙ্গবন্ধু

  • গণহত্যা স্মরণে

Shilpakala Academy

The overall direction for the functioning of the academy is provided by an Executive Council (Shilpakala Academy Parishad) headed by the Minister in charge of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs. The Director General of the academy is responsible for its administration. He is also responsible for the implementation of decisions taken by the council. He is assisted in his work by an executive committee which is elected by the Council.

The duties and responsibilities of the academy include promotion of the arts and national culture and creation of necessary facilities for their development. The activities of the academy also include organizing workshops, seminars, discussion meetings, short-term specialized trainings, providing scholarships and financial grants for talented artists, organizing competitions in the various field of fine and performing arts.