Welcome to Divine Academy
Divine Academy is an organization formed in 2017 under the patronage of the Apostolic Exarchate for Syro-Malabar Catholics in Canada. This brainchild of Bishop Jose Kalluvelil was formed with an objective to spread the word of God and moral messages using the medium of performing arts. During school and university years, His Excellency was active in many theatrical roles which ranged from lead performer to script writer. His innate love for the Arts and artists continues to flourish today, despite his busy pastoral work in the nation wide Exarchate.
Divine Academy aims to fill the extensive gap in the arena of professional Malayalam theatrical productions in Canada so that they too can rival the prestige of big budget, large-scale English Broadway musical productions. Divine Academy adheres to the belief that there are highly talented individuals within the community who can showcase their artistic abilities in world class performances. We hope to provide an opportunity to current artists, as well as to nurture the talents of budding artists while simultaneously spreading the Good News of the Bible and the moral edicts of the Catholic church to the broader public.
Divine Academy hopes to start training programs for students in the various domains of the Arts such as in Drama, Music, and Dance, etc. In such a setting, students will have the opportunity to explore the scope of various visual and performance arts in classes led by dedicated instructors. Our Institute models the balanced integration of faith and art which is at the heart of our mission.
We are currently in the process of continuing to develop the Academy to greater heights and to create a brighter spotlight for the Arts in the Malayalee Catholic community.