SPICMACAY stands for: “Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth”. It is a voluntary organization, spread across the nation. It aims to disseminate the beauty, grace and wisdom embodied in the traditional and classical Indian art forms among the youth of the nation with a hope that it will become an integral part of their lives, dreams and aspirations. The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth, often known by its initials (SPIC MACAY), is not just a non-profit organization which promotes Indian classical music, Indian classical dance, and other aspects Indian culture, it is a movement with chapters in over 300 towns and cities all over the world. SPIC MACAY was established by Dr. Kiran Seth in 1977 at IIT Delhi.
It seeks to foster the exchange of traditional Indian values and to generate awareness of the cultural traditions and heritage of India. In order to achieve its goals, SPICMACAY organizes concerts, lectures, demonstrations, informal discussions, and seminars. These are hosted by local chapters of the organization.