Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC)
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S WELCOME REMARKS
This is an opportunity for me to welcome you to UNCC. The Centre has gone through an experience that truly confirms that Culture is dynamic. We have been able to risk and carryout experiments. Some of these experiments have turned out to be innovations that have provoked Artists into deeper thinking and creativity. The general environment has continued to breed change and the impact is best described by what we are witnessing today in the field of Art and Culture.
As a Centre, it is our primary objective to remain relevant in the ever-changing environment. All our efforts should revolve around the need to have a better rank for Culture on the national agenda. Indeed Culture is a primary driver of development but this reality has occurred to very few people in Uganda. We need to develop a cardership first to cause the conceptual clarity of Culture and then contextualize it (Culture) in the development process of man and his environment.
It is at this point, that I welcome everyone to think deeper about Culture and its strength as a primary driver of development. Let us network in all possible ways. Let us pool resources to facilitate a development process for man through the appropriate use of Culture and Art.
UNCC at a Glance
The Uganda National Cultural Centre whose official acronym is UNCC, is a Ugandan statutory body that was established on the 8th October 1959 by the Uganda National Cultural Centre Act, a 1959 Act of Parliament (amended 1965). The Uganda National Cultural Centre, a semi-autonomous body was then officially inaugurated on 2nd December 1959.
UNCC VISION STATEMENT: "A vibrant Institution guided by unity in diversity, integrity and relevance to national development, nourishing, celebrating and promoting Art and Culture"
UNCC MISSION STATEMENT: "To preserve, promote, popularize and develop Uganda's Art and Culture through setting standards, building capacity and implementing relevant National policies"
UNCC Core values
These are the beliefs and principles that shall guide our operations and work at UNCC. All employees, artistes, partners, organizations and individual clients we work with are expected to demonstrate the following values in their daily activities and decision making when working with us:
- Accountability & Responsibility
As per the UNCC Act, UNCC is mandated to do the following:
- To preserve, promote and popularize Uganda's cultural heritage locally and internationally
- To entertain and educate the public using theatre and film
- To enhance and safeguard the quality and standard of the arts in the country.