- Sharing & documenting information.
- Providing training in areas of the performing arts.
- Collaborating with relevant stakeholders to organize and host events.
- Planning assistance to groups and institutions.
The Department also has a significant role of supervising, coordinating, and interfacing with the national cultural institutions and channelling Government’s policy and financial support to and through them. In addition to the CDC, the other major cultural institutions are, the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), The National Trust and the Peace Memorial Hall Committee.
The National Cultural Foundation is mandated to focus on intangible areas of culture and is pursuing a “developmental focus” directed to the groups and individuals active in arts. It also deals with general research & documentations. The National Trust handles tangible heritage, focusing on preservation of sites, buildings and artifacts and other such related areas. The Peace Memorial Hall Committee is responsible for the management of the Peace Memorial Hall, assisting groups with “front of house” services for productions held at the Hall.