Under this scheme, financial assistance is provided to reputed not-for-profit cultural organizations, State Governments/Union Territories, Central/State Govt. agencies/bodies, Universities and Municipal Corporations for creation of appropriately equipped training, rehearsal & performance spaces, various cultural spaces, studio theatres etc.
The scheme targets all kinds of cultural spaces for performing arts and specifically includes studio theatre as an innovative, cost-effective modal of rehearsal-cum-performance spaces. Thus, the scheme has two components. While one covers conventional performance spaces like concert halls, auditoria etc., the other covers non-conventional experimental performance spaces such as studio theatres.
In honour of eminent Indian artist and poet, Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore, financial assistance is also provided under the same scheme for renovation, upgradation and expansion of Tagore Cultural Centres which exist across the country and have been serving the cultural community for over three decades. Known as the 'Tagore Cultural Complexes Scheme' (TCC), the grant provided under this concerns a vast tapestry of spaces for practically all purposes to promote arts in general. It aims to create new cultural complexes and upgrade the existing spaces. These cultural complexes work as centers of excellence in all forms of art and culture, with facilities and infrastructure for stage performances, exhibitions, seminars, literary activities, film shows etc.