Kerala Folklore Academy, an autonomous center for cultural affairs, is located in Kannur
, Kannur District
. The institution was constituted by the Government of Kerala and works under the Cultural Affairs Department, Government of Kerala.
The institution provides economic aid to financially and physically weak artists. Economic aid programs and academic councils are conducted to promote the traditional Kerala art forms. The institution aims to promote and preserve the traditional art forms of Kerala.
Calicut International Airport is located 93 km from the town. Kannur Railway Station, an important railhead of the Southern Railways, is the nearest railhead.