Organizational Excellence

We Preserve, Promote, Develope & Safeguard our Tangible & Intangible Cultural Heritage.

About National Cultural Commission

The National Cultural Commission (NCC) is one of the Government’s Statutory Organizations established by an Act of Parliament in 1994. Its roles, functions and responsibilities were certified on the 27th of October, 1994. The National Cultural Commission is mandated by the National Cultural Commission Act 1994 to carry out cultural functions and to achieve its corporate objectives. Being one of the oldest institutions of the country, it is established to protect, preserve and promote the cultures and arts of indigenous Papua New Guineans.

National Cultural Institutions

Papua New Guinea National Cultural Institution are one of the oldest institutions that was establish 1994 to preserve, promote  and document our indigenous cultures and traditions.

Institute of PNG Studies

Our responsibility to PNG in the past, present, and future to ensure their cultural heritage is preserved for present and future generations.

National Film Institute

The objectives of the Institution are to film for cultural preservation, and educate PNG through films about cultural knowledge

National Performing Arts Troupe

Promote theater and film production on traditional culturals including social issue and educating

Presentation of Corporate plan, Achievement report, Annual operation plan and the national cultural events calendar launching.

To preserve, promote and safeguard our diverse tangible and intangible cultural heritage. To support and stimulate the growth of creative industries and to provide a platform to reward creativity and originality with equity and fairness


Preserving, Communicating and Celebrating Papua New Guinea’s Cultural Diversity

The National Cultural Commissions GOAL

1.0 Foster respect and collaboration with all communities, organizations and stakeholders concerned with the preservation, protection and promotion of PNG cultural heritage

1.1 Organize periodic cultural festivals in and around different Provinces and Districts of Papua New Guinea and also at the Regional and International levels;

1.2 Coordinate and/or organize the audiovisual documentation of traditional and contemporary cultures of Papua New Guinea;

1.3 Revalue and reposition the cultural interest in theatre and stimulate its capacity development through recruitment and training;

1.4 Consolidate the archival capacity and demonstrate the value and relevance of traditional music, dance and folklore to a wider audience;

1.5 Preserve all archival records through Digitization; and

1.6 Identify and foster close partnerships with all relevant stakeholders.

2.0 Identify and stimulate the growth and the market of creative industries

2.1 Map the emerging market of creative industries;

2.2 Design platforms to capture the potential of creative industries;

2.3 Attract partnership and investment in creative industries to expand its market value and potential;

2.4 Develop key and appropriate legislative framework to regulate and stimulate creative industries:

2.5 Bolster economic growth through creative industries

3.0 Promote nation building through cultural education

3.1 Use cultural content from audiovisual documents and theatre to inspire learning, pride and national introspection;

3.2 Use theatre and audiovisual documents to communicate and engage with issues of contemporary social, political and environmental concerns;

3.3 Organize annual competitions in literature and essays on cultural topics; and

3.4 Identify, reward and promote a creative means of celebrating unity in diversity.

4.0 Improve and strengthen the corporate governance of the Commission

4.1 Capacity improvement and development in Human Resource, Financial accountability and reporting, and infrastructure rehabilitation and growth;

4.2 Develop and maintain asset registry and policy of the Commission, and establish a permanent institutional home of the Commission;

4.3 Ensure compliance and deliberate improvement in all the legacy issues of non-accountability that have plagued the Commission in yester years;

4.4 Review current staff establishment and implement an organizational restructure based on a human resource audit and an organizational needs analysis; and

4.5 Review the legislative framework of the Commission in light of changing economic and historical circumstances and align it with similar legal aspirations of cultural, environmental and economic organizations in PNG.

Steven Enomb Kilanda

Executive Director

" Papua New Guinea at present is experiencing growth in the creative industry. This scenario impacts people’s tastes for fashion, art and life, and these must be encouraged by a favorable cultural policy framework to preserve, protect, develop and promote the traditional cultures of the indigenous people of Papua New Guinea."

Senior Management Team

Steven Enomb Kilanda

Executive Director

John Tawi Doa

Director - National Performing Arts Troupe

Sevese Mitase

Acting Assistant Secretary of Management

Michelle Baru

Acting Director - National Film Institute

Don Niles

Acting Director - Institute of PNG Studies