The Indian music and dance centre in West Kensington has received a grant from Arts Council England.
The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan will receive a grant of £103,500 to help complete the last element of its capital development programme.
Improvements will be made to the centre’s energy efficiency and technological provision, benefiting students, teachers, artists, audience members and staff.
The Arts Council’s small scale capital programme aims to support organisations throughout England to develop resilience by giving them the right buildings and equipment to deliver their work, and to become more sustainable businesses.
The Bhavan executive director Dr M N Nandakumara, said: “As the largest centre for traditional Indian arts and culture outside India, we are delighted about and thankful to Arts Council England for this support which will enhance the quality of our programmes.
“Our student dancers and musicians, visiting artists and audiences will be thrilled with improvements to staging, sound and lighting, and our trustees will appreciate the financial savings that come from reduced energy costs.”
Joyce Wilson, London Area Director, Arts Council England said: “Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has a long history of supporting the training of emerging artists and showcasing the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the Indian Sub-Continent. This project will help The Bhavan to enhance its ability to deliver its aims of teaching and promoting traditional Indian arts, culture and heritage.”