Kala Ghoda Association based in Mumbai, India, was established in 1998 working toward the conservation tasks and organizes art festivals annually. Kala Ghoda Association was formed with the object of maintaining and preserving the heritage art district of South Mumbai. Every year, since 1999 the association also hosts the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, the country's largest multicultural festival, created to draw attention to this unique and beautiful area. Now in its 14th edition, the Festival draws visitors not just from the city but from all over the country, and the world.
Furthermore, the Association recognized and anticipated the need to connect this powerful contemporary use and function to the physical improvement process. In order to do this the Kala Ghoda Association decided to institute an Art Festival as an annual event, to bring attention to this precinct, to generate funds for sponsoring projects , and also to set an annual target for improvements.