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Western Cape Cultural Commission Purpose and Functions


The Western Cape Cultural Commission is a statutory body that advises the Minister on the preservation, promotion and development of arts and culture in the communities it represents. The commission members are nominated by the public and appointed by the Minister.

The Commission consists of three committees, with the chairperson of each constituting the Executive Committee. Funding, Cultural Councils and Facilities are the three committees of the WCCC. In addition to committee meetings, plenary sessions are held.


The sub-committees of the Western Cape Cultural Commission work towards the services required of their respective portfolios.

The Funding Committee advises during the annual Arts and Culture Funding process. Commissioners who sit on this sub-committee must declare their association with any organizations that submit applications.

The Cultural Councils Committee considers matters of policy, applications from the cultural councils and co-ordinates these registered cultural councils.

The Facilties Committee guides the annual tariff review and matters of facility maintenance.

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The content on this page was last updated on 9 September 2013