UNCC

Establishment

The Uganda National Cultural Centre whose official acronym is UNCC, is a Ugandan statutory body that was established on the 8th October 1959 by the Uganda National Cultural Centre Act, a 1959 Act of Parliament (amended 1965). The Uganda National Cultural Centre, a semi-autonomous body was then officially inaugurated on 2nd December 1959.

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"

Core Values
These are the beliefs and principles that shall guide our operations and work at UNCC. All employees, artistes, partners, organizations and individual clients we work with are expected to demonstrate the following values in their daily activities and decision making when working with us:
    Respect
    Accountability & Responsibility
    Self-sustainability
    Quality
    Proactive
    Reflective
    Networking

Mandate
As per the UNCC Act, UNCC is mandated to do the following:
    To preserve, promote and popularize Uganda's cultural heritage locally and internationally
    To entertain and educate the public using theatre and film
    To enhance and safeguard the quality and standard of the arts in the country.

Location
The headquarters of UNCC are located at the corner of Said Barre Avenue and De Winton Street, in the Central Division of the city of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The geographical coordinates of the headquarters of UNCC are 0°18'57.0"N, 32°35'21.0"E (Latitude:0.315833; Longitude:32.589167).

Facilities
The Centre has two main components: the National Theatre and the Nommo Gallery, both of which are located in central Kampala. 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. The Centre also offers a snack bar, which is claimed to offer the "best African dishes served with best spices and ambience", and the Craft Village, where locally made handicrafts are sold.

Board of Trustees

Oversight of the UNCC is the responsibility of an eight-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Minister of Gender, Labor and Social Development. The Board then appoints a management team and hires other employees. The current board was appointed in May 2019 to serve a three-year term. The current trustees are:

  1. Mr. Sam Kello Okello: Chairperson
  2. Miss. Cissy Mbabazi: Vice Chairperson
  3. Mr. Wilson Usher Owere: Member
  4. Miss. Juliet Jolly Kyobutungi: Member
  5. Mr. Edison Ngirabakunzi: Member
  6. Mr. Musisi Kiyimba: Member
  7. Miss. Naumo Juliana Akoryo: Member
  8. Mr. Fred Mutebi: Member

For more information, visit https://uncc.co.ug/

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