The National Arts Council is a corporate public institution established under the National Arts Act, No 23 of 1984. The Act repealed the National Arts Council and the National Music Council Act, both of 1974, to pave the way for the establishment of one Council responsible for all the arts.


The Council should become the guiding and facilitating organization for artistic excellence, profitability and vibrancy in Tanzania.


To facilitate production, consumption, marketing of and participation in high quality work.


The core values of NAC are the promoting and developing an authentic Tanzanian art tradition, upholding professionalism and excellence and promoting creativity and innovativeness in the arts

  • Committed to promote and develop an authentic Tanzanian art tradition
  • Committed to uphold professionalism and excellence
  • Committed to promote creativity and innovativeness in the arts

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