NEZCC invites applications from NE artists, performers and cultural groups for empanelment

Kohima: Art & Culture have informed those who have empanelled with NEZCC to also apply for renewal

BY | Thursday, 21 September, 2023

Directorate of Art & Culture has informed that the North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, has invited applications from artists, performers and cultural groups from the North Eastern States for formal empanelment with NEZCC.

The mandate of NEZCC is to preserve, innovate and promote the projections and dissemination of arts of the region and to upgrade and enrich consciousness of the people about their cultural heritage. Special efforts are made to propagate folk arts, crafts and to preserve and strengthen the vanishing art forms. To achieve these objectives, the NEZCC provides opportunities to the Folk and Tribal Cultural Troupes, Crafts persons, Artisans, Traditional Chefs (Ethnic Cuisine Artisans), Mime, Puppetry and Traditional Games performers to participate in cultural festivals and melas organized in the region and other parts of the country.

Interested Folk and Tribal Cultural Troupes/Crafts persons/Artisans/Artistes may submit their application for empanelment with NEZCC. Those who have empanelled with NEZCC should also apply for renewal.

The application form for empanelment can be downloaded from, or it may be obtained from the Directorate of Art & Culture, Kohima on or before 31st October 2023.

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