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National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC)

National Centre for Arts and Culture

The National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) is a semi autonomous institution  established by an Act of Parliament in December 1989 to promote and develop Gambian Culture. The 1989 Act is now superseded by the NCAC Act of December 2003. The eight member Board appointed by the Minister for Tourism and Culture is the highest official decision making body on all matters relating to Arts and Culture in the country. The functions of the Centre are;

a) To advise the Minister on matters of policy relating to Arts and Culture and in particular on matters relating to national languages, the creative and performing arts, monuments and relics, research and documentation, science and indigenous technology, and sports and recreation;

b) promote and develop Gambian arts and culture;

c) implement, monitor, co-ordinate and evaluate artistic and cultural programmes in The Gambia;

d) promote artistic and cultural co-operation at regional and international levels;

e) encourage, at the local level, the emergence of groups and institutions interested in the promotion of arts and culture;

f) supervise the functioning of the committees that may be established under this Act;

g) investigate and report on artistic and cultural matters relating to research, information processing, storage, documentation, retrieval, and dissemination;

h) equip, maintain and manage the National Museums;

i) establish, equip, maintain and manage such other museums as it thinks fit;

j) preserve, repair or restore any ethnographical article which it considers to be of national importance;

k) when required by the Minister, investigate and report on any matter relating to any ethnographical article;

l) keep a register of all ethnographical articles which it acquires or which are brought to its notice;

m) list all monuments whose proclamation as National Monuments it considers desirable, ascertain their owners, before recommending to the Minister to proclaim them as National Monuments;

n) perform such functions as may be conferred on it under any law on copyright;

o) perform such duties as are related to the research and development of arts and culture in The Gambia.

The Institution is the professional arm of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and executes its mandate through three technical Directorates, namely;

·         The Directorate of Cultural Heritage

·         The Directorate of Literature Performing and Fine Arts 

·         The Directorate of Copyright

www.ncac.gov.gm

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