Scheme Building Grants including Studio Theatres for cultural organisations


Ministry Of Culture


The scheme supports voluntary cultural organisations and government-aided cultural organisations in their efforts to create appropriately equipped training, rehearsal and performance spaces for artists.

All grants under the scheme will be of a non-recurring nature. Recurring expenditure, if any, will be the responsibility of the grantee organisation. Maximum assistance under the scheme will be as stated below:

Sponsored By

Central Government of India


To support creation of appropriately equipped training, rehearsal and performance space for artists


The following eligibility criteria and conditions should be fulfilled to avail the benefits under this scheme

All not-for-profit organisations that fulfil the following criteria: The organisation has a predominantly cultural profile, working primarily for the promotion of arts and culture in fields such as dance, drama, theatre, music, fine arts, ideology and literature at least for a period of three years. The organisation is registered as a society under the Registration of SocietiesAct or similar Acts, or as a Trust or as a Not-for-Profit Company, at least for a period of three years.

The organisation is well established and known to be doing meaningful work in the field of its activity and has gained a local, regional or national identity. Its charter is devoted to the preservation, propagation and promotion of Indian arts and culture.

Government-sponsored bodies for promoting the performing arts. University Departments or Centres dedicated to the performing arts. Colleges set up to promote the performing arts. An organisation that has been receiving salary grant for the last 3 years under the Ministry’s Scheme of “FinancialAssistance to Professional Groups and Individuals Engaged for Specified Performing Arts Projects” will be deemed to have fulfilled all the above conditions. A Government-sponsored body, University Department/Centre or College dedicated to the performing arts may also be automatically eligible, provided its record over the preceding three years is satisfactory.



How To Apply

A Udyami Helpline: Dial 1800-180-6763 [Toll Free Number] for queries relating to this Schemes.

Contact to

 To Director, National School of Drama 
i.e. The Director, National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, 
Plot No.1, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi – 110 001. 





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