Pacific Way Podcast S04 - E09: 50th Anniversary of the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture - ‘Our future is in our past’

For half a century the Pacific Community has been working in collaboration with pacific islands countries and territories to preserve, protect and promote the regions unique traditions as custodians of the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture or FestPac…

Grant award to provide jobs for youths in culture and creative industries

photo credit: VOU Fiji The Pacific Community (SPC) has announced the first recipient of the Enhancing the Capacity of Cultural and Creative Industries in the Pacific Grant Scheme.

Leaders urged to keep culture a development priority

Pacific Island leaders gathered in Suva, Fiji this week to mark the opening of the Na Wekaqu Noqu iYau (My Relationships are my Heritage and Wealth) Multimedia Exhibition and launch of the Pacific Regional Culture Strategy 2022-2032.

Stat of the week: 1.6% of household expenditure in the Cook Islands is spent on Recreation and Culture

On average, 1.6% of household expenditure in the Cook Islands is spent on Recreation and Culture. Did you know? Household Income and Expenditure Surveys (HIES)s provide information on people’s living conditions and income/expenditure patterns. Data from…

SPC's 75th Anniversary: the first-ever Festival of Pacific Arts was held in 1972 in Suva, Fiji

The Pacific Community turned 75 on the 6th of February 2022. As we mark 75 years of the Pacific Community’s Service to the region, on the 6th of each month we will feature a key moment in history for the organization.   The first-ever Festival of Pacific…

Regional Culture Strategy and review of the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture endorsed at Council of Pacific Arts and Festival meeting

At its 35th meeting held virtually on 13 – 14 April 2022, the Council of Pacific Arts and Culture (CPAC) endorsed the Pacific Regional Culture Strategy (PRCS) 2022-2032 and the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) Review Report for tabling at…

Did you know? Land is fundamental to the identity and way of life of indigenous Pacific islanders

Land is fundamental to the identity and way of life of indigenous Pacific islanders. For many indigenous peoples, land relates to all aspects of existence – culturally, spirituality, language, law, family and identity.

Did you know? Similar to other parts of the Pacific, Kanak cultural communities live in tribes that are governed by a Chiefly system

Did you know? Samoan culture is rich with traditions and is guided by the principle of Fa’a Samoa or “The Samoan Way”

Samoan culture is rich with traditions and is guided by the principle of Fa’a Samoa or “The Samoan Way”. Three main pillars of Fa’a Samoa are chiefs (matai), family or community (aiga), and the church. Music, dance, tattooing and storytelling are also…

Did you know? The Pacific ocean unites, connects & sustains us

The Pacific ocean unites, connects & sustains us. The sea & her bounty nurtures our people & for generations, we have observed & respected its mana, sharing what we have learned from our ancestors with our children. The Pacific Ocean is…
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