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Mandate

The mandate (objects) of the NAC is set out in its founding legislation, the NAC Act (1997).

  • To provide, and encourage the provision of, opportunities for persons to practice the arts
  • To promote the appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of the arts
  • To promote the general application of the arts in the community
  • To foster the expression of a national identity and consciousness by means of the arts
  • To uphold and promote the right of any person to freedom in the practice of the arts
  • To give the historically disadvantaged such additional help and resources as are required to give them greater access to the arts
  • To address historical imbalances in the provision of infrastructure for the promotion of the arts
  • To promote and facilitate national and international liaison between individuals and institutions in respect of the arts
  • To develop and promote the arts and to encourage excellence in regard to these.
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