Directors Desk

Welcome to DOA
The Directorate of Art (DOA) receives funding from the Maharashtra State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and other private and public sources. In partnership with schools, arts institutions and communities, DOA actively works to bring artists, a diversity of art forms and audiences together in Maharashtra’s metropolitan centers and most isolated rural towns. From folk life festivals to youth artwork projects, and concert series to visual arts exhibits, DOA’s support of a breadth of public programs provides residents a rich quality of life – contributing to the health and diversity of Maharashtra’s economy and workforce, increasing tourism, strengthening communities and fostering education through the arts.