Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi, under the Department of Culture, nourishes and encourages various forms of dance, music, drama and folk arts of Kerala. Apart from this basic aim, the Akademi undertakes the documentation and preservation of art forms that are rare, historically important and under the threat of extinction. It is by joining hands with other similar bodies like the Sangeeth Natak Akademi, New Delhi granting affiliation to organizations, instituting awards and fellowships for outstanding artistes, and conducting seminars and workshops that the Akademi realizes its goals.
ITFOK 2018 (International Theatre Festival Of Kerala), scheduled to be held from 20 - 29th January 2018 will encourage a variety of genres, performances and creative interpretation of "margins". Reclaiming the margins is the focus of ITFOK's 10th year.
Thrissur is a city in the south Indian state of Kerala. It's known for sacred sites and colorful festivals. In the center is Vadakkumnathan Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and adorned with murals. The ornate, Indo-Gothic Our Lady of Dolours Basilica is nearby. To the north, Thiruvambady Temple is home to several elephants. Sakthan Thampuran Palace houses an archaeology museum with bronze statues and ancient coins.
Thrissur, with its rich history, cultural heritage and archaeological wealth, is called as cultural capital of Kerala. The town is famous for its Pooram festival. This district is also a veritable treasure trove of history. The sylvan beauty of Northern Kerala begins here, with tiny, tranquil hamlets by the sides of tediously flowing rivers. An ancient cultural center, Thrissur houses the Kerala Kalamandalam, the Kerala Sahitya Academy, the Kerala Lalitakala Academy and the Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Academy.