HERITAGE & ARTS 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.