The Kala Academy Goa was established by the Govt.of Goa on 28th February 1970 under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860 bearing Reg.No 264 with the approval of Govt. of India, Ministry of Art & Culture, as an apex body to develop Music, Dance, Drama, Fine Art, Folk Art, Literature etc. and thereby promote cultural unity of this State. Kala Academy Goa has a distinctive character of imparting training through its various faculties besides organizing on regular basis, festivals, competitions, exhibitions, workshops, seminars, discussions and debates, performances and taking up schemes and activities for preservation of traditional art forms.
Library: The heart of any library is its collection. Kala Academy library is an academic library established in the year 1966 to support the students, staff and teaching faculties. Researches, students, staff, musicians and art lovers from India and abroad are the users of this library.This library has books on all the subjects in Sanskrit, English, Hindi, Marathi, Konkni etc. which include folk arts, theatre, architect, music, drama, dance, tiatr, biographies, fine arts, short stories, novels, travelogues, speeches, letters, essays, satire, history-criticisms and films. In addition to this it also has different types of magazines, official gazettes, donated books, non-printed material and artifacts.