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KJA Task Team for Arts Management Strategy

Karnataka has one of the largest numbers of art objects, historical sites, heritage assets, museums and galleries etc and also has a large number of arts and cultural academies and bodies. These are not only key indicators to the social, economic and technological progress made in the state but also show-case the historical and cultural development of the state. Many of these art objects, materials, records and heritage sites, museums and galleries etc need to be well-managed and some of the latest technologies used to preserve and showcase their ware effectively. Art museums and collections housed in the state are far from being professionally maintained and managed by arts professional experts. Cultural bodies and institutions need expert and good leadership for long-term sustenance and growth of cultural activities. Arts Management has also gone digital internationally, with the focus now on art digital records and art databases, 3D multi-media displays and galleries, imaging and 3d visualisation, graphic analytics and a host of technological advancement in arts management and museums administration.

KJA proposes to develop an Arts Management Strategy for Karnataka – a roadmap for education and training in arts management and for creation of a cadre of arts management specialists. As part of this strategy, existing education system of universities/institutions in the state can seed Arts Management as a specialised discipline with an advanced professional curriculum, faculty of experts (even invited from outside) and a plan of action for such course administration through university system in the state.

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For developing such an Arts Management Strategy, KJA constitutes an expert Task Team with the following membership:​


Dr Balan Nambiar, E​minent Arts Researcher

- Co-Chair​​​
2Smt Dipali Khanna, Ex-Member Secretary IGNCA- Co-Chair
3Mr. K. G Kumar, Director of NGMA/Vishweswariah Museum- Member
4Prof Ambalike Hiriyanna, Janapada University- Member
5Director, IIM-Bangalore   - Member
6Rep of Director, NCSM- Member
7Dr Geetha Narayan, Srishti Institute of Arts, Design and Technology- Member
8Representative of Janpada Loka- Member
9Smt Leela Samson, Former Head, Sangeet Natak Akademi- Member
10Dr Mukund Rao, Member-Secretary, KJA- Member
11Mr. Ashok Vajpeyi, Former Chairperson, Lalit Kala Akademi- Member
12Dr. Mahrukh Tarapor, International Consultant on Museums
- Member​
13Mr. Chiranjeevi Singh, IAS (Retd.)
- Member​
14Dr. Sundar Sarukkai, Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities
- Member​​
15Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Vice Chancellor of Symbiosis University
- Member
16Dr. Ramachandra Guha, Eminent Historian​
- Member
172 Representatives from foreign cultural bodies/institutions
- Member
​18Principal Secretary, Kannada and Culture Dept (or Nominee)
​- Member
​19​Principal Secretary, Higher Education (or Nominee)​- Member​
​20​Dr. Vikram Sampath, Member, KJA​- Member-Secretary
​21​​​Mr. Deepak Krishnappa, SRA, KJA- Convenor
​22Ms M Jayashri, RA, KJA
​​- Co- Convenor

    ​For further information please contact Member Secretary, KJA at​ and/or Member Secretary of the Task Team at

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