New National Member: National Cultural Commission, Papua New Guinea

IFACCA - International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies,
17 June 2024, Papua New Guinea

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We are very pleased to welcome the National Cultural Commission of Papua New Guinea as a new National Member of the Federation. The National Cultural Commission Act 1994 established the National Cultural Commission and the three affiliated cultural institutions, which are the Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, the National Film Institute, and the National Performing Arts Troupe, together with their specific mandates and functions. The National Cultural Commission’s mandate and functions are to:  

  • assist, facilitate, preserve, protect, develop, and promote the traditional cultures of the indigenous people of Papua New Guinea; 

  • encourage the development, promotion, and protection of the contemporary cultures of Papua New Guinea; 

  • facilitate the marketing of selected and approved aspects of the cultures of Papua New Guinea; 

  • ensure the development of the cultural and creative industries;  

  • coordinate with relevant and responsible government and non-government agencies concerning cultural matters;  

  • coordinate cultural activities with provincial cultural bodies;  

  • liaise with non-government organisations regarding cultural matters; 

  • liaise with international cultural organisations; and  

  • collaborate and coordinate with, and provide oversight to cultural institutions. 

Mr Adrian Collette, AM, Chief Executive Officer of Creative Australia and Chair of the IFACCA Pacific Chapter, said: "We extend a warm welcome to the National Cultural Commission of Papua New Guinea as they join the IFACCA family and look forward to the unique insights and experiences they will share, enriching both the Pacific Chapter and our collective efforts as a global federation."