The Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Art) is an autonomous body set up by the Govt. of India under the administrative control of the Ministry of Culture, for the promotion of Fine Arts (Drawing, Painting Sculpture, Ceramic, Graphic and other Contemporary Plastic Arts forms like Installation, Digital and Media Arts and Photography) in the country.

The Regional Centre of the Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow, was established in 1983, and was formerly known as Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra. The first Regional Secretary of the Centre was Shri C.L. Chugh. The existing land of 39,527 sq. ft. was allotted to the Lalit Kala Akademi, for establishing its Regional Centre at Lucknow, for the above purpose and covers the art promotion activities in all the above mentioned disciplines.