Papua New Guinea National Cultural Commission

About National Cultural Commission?

The National Cultural Commission (NCC) with its three national cultural institutions; Institute of PNG Studies (IPNGS), the National Film Institute (NFI) and the National Performing Arts Troupe (NPAT), have contributed corporately to implement the Commission’s mandate. National Cultural Commission is one of the agencies under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture responsible for cultural functions it is mandated to carry out. The Commission’s primary objective is to assist and facilitate, preserve, protect, develop, promote and safeguard the traditional cultures of indigenous Papua New Guinea and to encourage the development, promotion and protection of the contemporary cultures of PNG.

National Cultural Institution of Papua New Guinea

Institute of PNG Studies

Institute of PNG Studies

Fundamental responsibility is to collect, preserve, and promote Papua New Guinea cultures.
National Film Institute

National Film Institute

We can work with all Institutions within the country to bring their stories to the whole population.
National Performing Arts Troupe

National Performing Arts Troupe

The famous iconic and historical building, the Raun Raun Theatre building now knows as The National Performing Arts Troupe


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.


1. Foster respect and collaboration with all communities, organizations and stakeholders concerned with the preservation, protection and promotion of PNG cultural heritage
2. Identify and stimulate the growth and the market of creative industrie
3. Promote nation building through cultural education
4. Improve and strengthen the corporate governance of the Commission

A Brief History Of 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.

Acting Executive Director

Steven Enomb KILANDA
Steven Enomb KILANDA
"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."

Primary Objectives












Organizational Excellence

Programs and Initiatives

International Festival

International Festival

13th Festival of Pacific Arts (FOPA) in Hawaii. From June 20 - 22, 2020.
National Events

National Events

Cultural festival events that will be had in Highlands, Momase, Southern and New Guinea Island.
Film Program

Film Program

National Film Institute engage itself with communities to stream the documented cultural videos
Renovation and Maintenance

Renovation and Maintenance

Renovation and maintenance of all National Cultural Commission Institute facilities.

National Cultural Commission Guiding Principles

Holistic Approach
Papua New Guinea societies will change as we progress further into the 21st centuryWe can only hope that this change will proceed in a worthwhile direction. In order to create a sound society, Papua New Guineans must develop qualities of political, spiritual, moral and cultural values hand in hand with accumulation of wealth.

Senior Management Team

Steven Enomb KILANDA
Steven Enomb KILANDAActing Executive Director - National Cultural Commission
John Tawi DOA
John Tawi DOADirector - National Performing Arts Troupe
Dr. Don NILESActing Director - Institute of PNG Studies
Michelle BARU
Michelle BARUActing Director - National Film Institute
Sevese MITASEActing Assistant Secretary of Management
John UANIDirector of Festivals, Marketing and Cultural
Ombone KAIRU
Ombone KAIRUPolicy, Research and Regulatory