Background on the Western Cape Cultural Commission
The Western Cape Cultural Commission plays an active role in preserving, promoting and developing all cultures in this Province especially those that were previously marginalised and treated with disrespect and contempt. The Commission strives towards an appreciation and understanding of each other's cultures in order to bridge the dangerous divides that threaten our nationhood.
One of the objectives of the Cultural Commission is to use funding as a tool whereby poverty alleviation, job creation and social transformation can effectively be addressed. True to its vision and mission, the Cultural Commission has proved in the past and promises for the future to help to unleash the wealth of talent that exists in our communities, offering people exposure to opportunities which encourage personal as well as community growth.
The Cultural Commission regards every art form, be it jazz, African or traditional music, ballet, opera, sculpture, painting or crafts as essential elements in it's endeavours to weave a new social fabric. The Cultural Commission strive to ensure that all artists and art forms are assisted and encouraged in every possible way.
The Cultural Commission is grateful to the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport for the outstanding task that it is performing in supporting the work of the Cultural Commission and also appreciate the exceptional way in which the Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation promotes culture and arts in this Province. Although the Cultural Commission experience often frustrations on its way to achieve its objectives, it is a strong team who are committed to improve services.
- Western Cape Cultural Commission (Commission)