The Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC) is a Ugandan statutory body that was established by the Uganda National Cultural Centre Act, a 1959 Act of Parliament (amended 1965). Officially inaugurated on 2nd December 1959, it is charged with:
The Centre has two main components: the National Theatre and the Nommo Gallery. The National Theatre provides a venue for stage performances of different kinds, and also serves as a cinema; the Nommo Gallery features exhibitions of works of art by both Ugandan and foreign artists.
Vision: "A vibrant Institution guided by unity in diversity, integrity and relevance to national development, nourishing, celebrating and promoting Art and Culture"
Mission: "To preserve, promote, popularize and develop Uganda's Art and Culture through setting standards, building capacity and implementing relevant National policies"
For more information, visit https://uncc.co.ug/
Nommo Gallery is Uganda’s National Gallery operating under the Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC) as a visual arts branch located at plot 4, Victoria Avenue, Nakasero - Kampala next to Statehouse. In August 1964, an art gallery appeal initiated by Mrs. Barbara Brown to start the first gallery in Uganda set up an appeals committee composed of; Mrs. Miria Kalule Obote, Mrs. Barbara Brown, Mr. Peter Kapenter, Dr. Richard Katongole, Mrs. Pumla Kisosonkole, Mr. Erisa Kironde, Mr. Y.K Lule, Mrs. Jayant M. Madhvani, Mr. Rajat Neogy, Mrs. Barbara Saben and Prof. Cecil Todd to raise up to 30,000 Ugandan shillings to sustain the gallery throughout its first year of operation.
By 3rd October 1964, over 250 members including; artists, companies, individuals, families, teachers and students had contributed materials, services and finances towards the newly proposed gallery that was named “Nommo Gallery”, a Bantu word associated with “Creativity” and it’s believed to have been adopted from Es’kia Mphahlele. The gallery was first located at plot 52 Kampala road in a building which was offered to Artists Community by the Buganda Government.
For more information, visit https://nommogallery.com