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Related Links:
National Endowment for the Arts
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Department of Community and Cultural Affairs
Contact Information:
Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture
P.O. Box 5553 CHRB
Saipan, MP 96950

Tel:  (670) 322-9982/3
Fax:  (670) 322-9028
Email:
galaidi@vzpacifica.net
History:
The Commonwealth Council for Arts & Culture (CCAC), was created in 1980, as a Division of the
Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, through an Executive Order, in an effort to provide arts programs for the community, promote and perpetuate the local folk/traditional arts and enhance opportunities for artists.

Through a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the CCAC facilitates a variety of annual and special arts and cultural programs.

These programs include the Flame Tree Arts Festival, Cultural Heritage Month programs and exhibits, Island Artists Exhibit, Tinian and Rota Arts Festivals, Kantan Isla Concerts, All Schools Art Exhibit, as well as, in-school, after-school and summer arts workshops, evening arts workshops, public arts projects, artists in the schools programs, arts documentation, the visual/folk and perfoming artists registry, touring programs, programs for underserved segments of the community and many others.  Last year the CCAC facilitated or aided in the facilitation of 103 community arts programs.

The CCAC maintains offices on Saipan, Tinian and Rota, and the CNMI Gallery for Arts and Culture/Galleri'an Atte yan Kuttura/Imwal Peirighil Melau Me Kko on Saipan and the Vincent Fleming Memorial Gallery on Tinian.
CCAC Programs are generously supported through its partnership with the National Endowment for Arts (NEA).

The NEA supports programs that encourage excellence in the arts and public access to the arts.  The important work of the NEA is immeasurable... support the NEA and the arts in your communities
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CCAC Programs:
Folk Arts Program
Visual Arts Program
Performing Arts Program
Arts in Education
COMING SOON! Info on the 25th Annual Flame Tree Arts Festival (April 23 - 30, 2006)
Calendar of Events (June,July 05)
CCAC Board & Staff
CNMI General Information
& Travel Links:
CNMI Government
Marianas Visitor's Authority
Marianas Variety (News)
Saipan Tribune
NMI Museum of History & Culture
CNMI Humanities Council
Garapan Street Market
Saipan Pacific Winds
CNMI - Lonely Planet.com
American Memorial Park
CNMI Chamber of Commerce
Northern Marianas College Arts Program
News and Announcements
Secretariat of the Pacific Community -
Cultural Affairs Program
All content, original images and text are the property of the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture (CCAC).  Use of any of the content of this website requires expressed written consent from the CCAC.
Mission:
Realizing that the arts play a significant role in advancing education, community and cultural pride and enrichment, economic development, and creativity, the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture will serve to develop and foster programs that promote excellence in the arts, promote and utilize our diverse artistic and cultural resources, provide quality arts experiences for our citizens and opportunities for artists, and promote and perpetuate the unique folk heritage of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Featured artists of the quarter
Artist Websites
CNMI Artist Directory
(coming soon)
"The First Birth Ceremony" by Maria Hunter is one of many peices on exhibit at the "1st Summer Art Exhibit" at the CNMI Gallery, Capitol Hill.  The exhibit, coordinated by summer WIA staff features visual and folk artwork by resident artists.  More work from the exhibit will be featured on this site in the coming days.  The Exhibit will be open through the month of July.
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