Delegation for 2024 Festival of Pacific Arts announced by Creative New Zealand
Te Kapa Haka o Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, 2023 winners of Te Matatini and part of the delegation to the 2024 Festival of Pacific Arts in Hawai’i, Honolulu
Making Passion a Paycheck
Photo: VOU graduates with SPC Deputy Director General Science and Capability, Dr Paula Vivili and VOU Director, Sachiko Soro.
Pacific Regional Culture Strategy 2022-2032
The Pacific Regional Culture Strategy 2022-2032 was endorsed by Culture Ministers at their 5th meeting in April 2022 and launched at the Pacific Forum Leaders meeting in July 2022. This strategy recognises the increasing role of culture in development…
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.