South Indian Cultural Association, popularly known as SICA, is a non-profit organization for Classical music, dance and drama. SICA was established on 26 May 1959 under the Society’s Act. The main objective of the Association is to promote and propagate classical music, dance and drama, and such other activities directly related to these classical art forms.
SICA regularly organizes monthly programs, Annual Music and Dance Festivals, Special commemoration events like GNB’s Birth Centenary, 600th Annamayya Jayanthi Celebration, in centrally located Ravindra Bharathi Auditorium mostly. SICA celebrated its Golden Jubilee in the year 2009 in a befitting manner with music concerts, dance and drama programs throughout the year.
SICA today stands tall in its integrated vision to promote and preserve the great cultural heritage of our nation in the field of fine arts particularly Music, Dance and Drama. In this mission it acknowledges support from the Department of Culture, Government of Andhra Pradesh in all its activities. Today SOUTH INDIAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION (SICA) is recognized by the Govt of A.P. as an “A” category Cultural Organization.
From the threshold at which SICA is today, Sri Chakrapani, Hon. Secretary happily observes: “SICA’s credit is attributable to its humble office bearers and Committee Members who work tirelessly to subserve its objectives and vision and the artists fraternity who consider SICA as an honorable and prestigious platform to perform”.
The Management Committee with about 20 members headed by Dr S. Chakravarthy, IAS (R), former Special Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh meets regularly and looks after the affairs of SICA.
SICA has about 500 Life Members and an equal number of Annual paying members.