Heritage And Arts
Director – Heritage and Arts
A National identity that celebrates and promotes Fiji’s cultural diversity and unique traditional culture in all its forms.
To facilitate and lead the cultural development of our people by:
Co-ordinating at the national level to direct and guide development in the Culture and Heritage Sector.
Developing national policy and an overarching legislation framework.
Preserving, promoting and developing Cultural Heritage in its movable, immovable, tangible and intangible forms.
Supporting and developing cultural practices.
Promoting creativity and participation in Cultural and Heritage activities.
Developing and enhancing institutional linkages internally and externally.
Developing cultural infrastructure.
Roles & Responsibilities
The primary role of the Department is to coordinate and facilitate activities at the national level of the different ministries and department, and that of non- government organizations that currently protect and manage arts, culture and heritage in Fiji. In essence the department was established in 2000 with immediate priorities of formulating cultural policies, promoting cultural education, raising awareness and mobilizing participation in traditional custom and multiculturalism including support for creativity. The heritage and arts sector has enormous potential for employment creation an income generation.