To preserve, innovate and promote the projection/dissemination of arts of the Zone comprising the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and the Union Territory of Chandigarh (hereinafter called the Zone) and any other contagious state/ Union Territory that fall under the board disciplines of Sangeet Natak, Lalit Kala and Sahitya and to develop and expand a zonal centre of excellence in creative arts at Patiala in the state of Punjab to be called the North Zone Cultural Centre.
To develop and promote the rich diversity and uniqueness of various arts of the Zone and upgrade and enrich consciousness to the people about their cultural heritage.
To lay special emphasis in its activities on the linkage among various areas through evolution of style and their contribution to the larger composite identity of cultural heritage of India.
To make special efforts to encourage folk and tribal arts and to frame special programmes for the preservation and strengthening of the vanishing art forms.
To frame such programmes as would encourage and involve youth of the Zone amongst themselves and with the youth of the rest of the country in creative cultural communications through the process of seminars, exchanges and workshops on matters relating to the cultural heritage of India.
To persue such other activities and programmes as would strengthen and promote the cultural interlinkage amongst states; including setting up of Sub-Centres with the Zone.
To establish, administer, control and manage North Zone Cultural Centre and manage all movable and immovable properties therein. To grant fellowship and scholarships for carrying out research or study in furtherance of these objects.