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The National Cultural Commission has called on development partners to help expose local Papua New Guinean artists.Executive Director of NCC, Steven Enomb Kilanda made the call on Wednesday (Sept. 14) during the opening of the 2nd National Contemporary Arts Exhibition at APEC Haus in Port Moresby. The opening was attended by members of the diplomatic corps including Malaysia, New Zealand, United States of America, Australia, government representatives from the department of National Planning and Monitoring, Office of Higher Education and the University of Papua New Guinea.
National Cultural Commission sucessfully hosted the World Cultural Diversity Day on the 21st May 2022. It was the first time PNG observed the World Cultural Diversity Day organized by the state agency responsible for the cultural affairs in the country. Thank you Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Hon. Isi Henry Leonard for officially opening the World Cultural Diversity Day. We also thank the representatives from US and China Embassies for joining us on that event. Minister Leonard declared that PNG will observe the World Cultural Diversity Day on every 21st May annually. We would make it bigger and better next year and onwards
Momase Regional National Cultural Policy workshop was held in Lae on the 26th January 2022. This was the 3rd regional workshop and it will be concluded with the Highlands Regional Workshop in Mt Hagen on 17th February 2022 before the validation workshop with the stake holders in Port Moresby in early March 2022.
Stakeholders in the arts and culture sector from the Momase region were given the opportunity yesterday (Wed. 26 Jan.) to contribute towards the development of a National Cultural Policy 2022 – 2032.Provincial arts and cultural officials and sector representatives from West and East Sepik, Madang and Morobe converged at the Lae International Hotel to participate in the National Cultural Policy consultation workshop to comment and express views on aspects they believe are important to improve on the current draft.
The Department of Personnel Management has recognized the Executive Director of National Cultural Commission as the best performing head of government agency for 2021.The department presented a Certificate of Achievement to Mr. Kilanda after assessing his performance using an online Performance Management System (PMS), which DPM uses to monitor and assess the performances of heads of government agencies during the course of their contract of employment.
The Eastern Highlands Provincial Government and its provincial administration came under fire this week for neglecting cultural institutions in its province.
Papua New Guinea National Cultural Commission is one of the cultural agencies under the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture. The National Cultural Commission is mandated by the Government in 1994 to carry out is primary objective to assist, facilitate, preserve, protect, develop, promote and safeguard the traditional cultures of the indigenous people of Papua New Guinea
To assist and facilitate, preserve, protect, develop and promote the traditional cultures of the indigenous peoples of Papua New Guinea.
To encourage the development, promotion and protection of the contemporary cultures of Papua New Guinea
To facilitate the marketing of selected and approved aspects of the cultures of Papua New Guinea
To co-ordinate and partner with Government and non-government agencies on cultural matters
To co-ordinate cultural activities with provincial and local cultural authorities
To liaise with international cultural organizations
1. Foster respect and collaboration with all communities, organizations and stakeholders concerned with the preservation, protection and promotion of PNG cultural heritage.
2. Identity and stimulate the growth and the market of creative industries
3. Promote nation building through cultural education
4. Improve and strengthen the corporate governance of the commission
Preserving, Communicating and Celebrating Papua New Guinea Diversity
To Preserve, Promote and Safe Guard Our Diverse Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage
The National Cultural Commission has very important mandate and functional responsibility in the face of this modern and current development transition. As custodian of this culture and tradition, it is our duty to preserve, protect, promotes and safeguard Papua New Guinea tangible and intangible cultural heritage as well as our contemporary culture.
The National Cultural Institutions play a important roles to preserve and document the cultural heritage of Papua New Guinea through film, drama and recording.
The Cultural Commission is structured according to four internal divisions :
It is responsible for the overall and effective management of the Commission on a daily basis. It also maintains strategic direction and partnerships with local, national and international organizations connected to the work of the culture.
The Policy, Research and Regulatory Services Division has three distinct functions which are complement each other in the areas of: (i) policy formulation and development in cultural heritage, arts, international organizations’ programmes and activities, (ii) Research and documentation, and (iii) Regulatory compliance and monitoring.
The Corporate Services Division’s primary role is to provide financial accountability, recruitment, training for effective and efficient delivery of service.
Cultural Services Development Division comprises of four (4) branches including: (i) Cultural Development, (ii) Marketing, (iii) Festival and (iv) Cultural industries. Cultural development relies on information and data pertinent to culture and arts of PNG which must be recorded and retained in an appropriate database system.
Encourage cultural preservation amongst the registered cultural/contemporary groups or individual artists in line with the Commission’s guidelines on Preservation and Performances
By preserving, protecting and safeguarding all the different cultures from extinction is one important responsibility of NCC
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The official MOU signing between Milne Bay Provincial Government and the National Cultural Commission took place today at Kiriwina Secondary School in Trobian Island,Milne Bay Province during the official Launching of the Kiriwina Cultural Show.