Papua New Guinea 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.

Mission

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.

Vision

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

Goal

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.

Primary Objectives

There are 6 output related Primary Policy Objectives consistent with the functions and responsibilities articulated in the National Cultural Commission Act 1994. These are:
Protection
Safeguarding
Promotion
Organizational Excellence
Development
Preservation

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.
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"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."

Steven Enomb Kilanda
Acting Executive Director
National Cultural Commission

Programs and Initiatives

International Festival

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

National Events

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

Film Program

NFI engage itself with communities to stream the documented cultural videos

Renovation and Maintenance

Renovation and maintenance of all National Cultural Commission Institute facilities

Senior Management Team

Steven Enomb Kilanda
Steven Enomb KilandaActing Executive Director - National Cultural Commission
Michelle Baru
Michelle BaruActing Director - National Film Institute
John Uagi
John UagiDirector of Festivals, Marketing and Cultural
Don Niles
Don NilesActing Director - Institute of PNG Studies
Sevese Mitase
Sevese MitaseActing Assistant Secretary of Management
John Tawi Doa
John Tawi DoaDirector - National Performing Arts Troupe
Ombone Kaiku
Ombone KaikuPolicy, Research and Regulatory

National Cultural Commission

" 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. "

Steven Komb Kilanda
Acting Executive Director

NCC Division

Executive Services
Corporate (Management) Services
Policy, Research and Regulatory Services
Cultural Services Development

Contact

contact@ncc.gov.pg

+675 323 5222 / 5111

+675 325 9119

Down Town, Port Moresby