Sunaparanta-Goa Centre for the Arts is a non-profit arts education initiative of Dattaraj V. Salgaocar. The Center is a strong advocate for the arts in Goa, providing working and exhibition space, assistance with exchange and grant funding initiatives, infrastructural and creative support for special co-operative projects and networking with state, national and international organizations.
Conveniently located in the picturesque Altinho hills of Panjim, the Centre houses several exhibition galleries, a large multi-functional space for workshops and lectures, studios, two residency rooms for visiting scholars, artists and faculty, an open-air amphitheatre, an outdoor courtyard that houses the Café Al Fresco and a gallery for emerging artists. An art resource library is being set up for art students.
Regular weekly programmes run throughout the year and include the Sketch Club, Film for Thought (documentary and art films), the Mango Tree after-school visual art class for children, a children's Theatre Club, Open Studio - a full time ceramics studio and an ongoing programme of varied workshops, activities and events in creative arts