Established in 1956 at Chandigarh, Pracheen Kala Kendra is a philanthropic non-profit and non-governmental organization dedicated to the promotion, preservation and dissemination of Indian classical arts as well as imparting quality education, training and conducting examinations in the field of performing and visual arts. It has got a network of more than 3500 affiliated centres situated all over the country and abroad. The Kendra has been growing taller with every passing year.The Kendra is committed to provide learner’s access to the arts education irrespective of their age, religion, gender and region keeping in mind the fundamental values of Indian philosophy and spirituality.
Besides, the Kendra undertakes various cultural activities and organizes a number of programmes of classical music and dance not only in Chandigarh but also in various other Indian states/cities. Holding of seminars, conferences, workshops, etc. are some of its main functions.