The Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre, Bhubaneswar formerly known as Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Bhubaneswar was established during the year 1988 to caterÂ to the needs of the artists and the art community of Odisha as well as of the Region comprising five States Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The foundation stone of this Centre was laid down by late Sri Janaki Ballav Pattnaik, the then Honourable Chief Minister, Odisha on the 25th January, 1984 and was inaugurated on the 12th May, 1988 again by Sri Janaki Ballav Pattnaik during his tenure as the Chief Minister of Odisha.
The Centre is located in the heart of temple city Bhubaneswar at III/4, Kharavela Nagar, Unit-III, Bhubaneswar over an area of 2.44 acres. The Architecture of the Centre-elevation and the ground plan copies Indian Temple architecture. Each space is divided hexagonally with a vestibule leading into every space. Â It is just one kilometer from Bhubaneswar Railway Station and six kilometer from Biju Pattnaik International Airport.
Presently Bhubaneswar Regional Centre provides the following facilities.
- Studio to working artists inÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
a) Painting discipline
b) Graphic discipline
c) Ceramic discipline
d) Sculpture discipline (Stone Carving)
- Gallery to Individual/Group of artists and organisations
- Sales Counter for Akademi Publications
- Reference Art Library
- Rest for visiting Artists
Besides the above facilities the Centre also organises Camps and Workshops on Tribal, Folk, Traditional and Contemporary art, besides lecture series under Kala Dhara and Kala Vimarsha. The Centre also organises retrospective and curated exhibitions from its collections.