News and Events

NCAC - National Digital Collection Project - A Cooperation Between NCAC and the University of Hamburg

September 2016

The National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) on Wednesday 21st September 2016 signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Hamburg, Germany, which spells out the responsibilities of the partners in implementing a new project aimed at making the oral collections of the NCAC more accessible to students and researchers.

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National Calender of Events

August 2016

See dates of upcoming national events...

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Banjul International Colloquium on slavery, slave trade and colonialism July 25, 26, 27 2016

July 2016

Through this rare gathering, The Gambia wishes to once again put the triple painful episodes of slavery, slave trade and colonialism before the court of international public opinion in order to fully expose the negative effects they have on the social, economic and political evolution of Africa

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Roots Home Coming Festival 2016

April 2016

Visit the International Roots Festival Website or Facebook Page for more information.

Gambia Completes Needs Assessment for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage

June 2015

Under the auspices of the UNESCO Dakar Office, and with the assistance of a Consultant fielded in from Mali, the NCAC conducted a needs assessment exercise for safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the country, between 8th – 18th June 2015.

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Copyright Regulations 2015 validation technical meeting

April 21 2015

On April 21 2015, in our bid to firm up the copyright administration the NCAC called stakeholders to a day long' meeting to discuss the draft copyright regulations. The meeting was held at the Gambia Hospitality and Tourism Institute (GTHI). It was attended by the Hon Minister of Tourism and Culture.

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ARIPO Seminar on copyright

August 2014

In August 2014, NCAC and the Ministry of Justice co-hosted an ARIPO seminar on patents and copyright. The programme, which took place at the Sheraton Hotel, Brufut, was attended by a cross section of creators and inventors. It was there that the Gambia undertook to ratify the ARIPO treaty on Traditional Knowledge and Folklore.