The arts are an integral part of the lives of individuals and contribute to the society's well-being; art is vibrant, living, empowering and should be widely accessible while transgressing boundaries of class, language, religion or gender. To showcase, document and reserve India's rich traditional culture and showcase contemporary innovations. To nurture creativity, excellence and innovation with a focus on cultural practitioners and the younger population of the city. To give voice to cultural expression of the non-mainstream cultural practitioners. To encourage a better understanding of culture and its relevance in society.