The Culture Department is one of the Agencies under the Ministry of Culture & Tourism. The Director is the Head of the Department and the staff team appointed by the Public Service Commission.
To ensure that the potential of the culture sector and the rich cultural diversity of Solomon Islands are valued, protected, promoted and fully appreciated.
To Support SI National development plans and provides cultural recognition as an essential component of the socioeconomic, political and spiritual development aspirations of Solomon Islands.
In all our dealings, the Culture division will strive to be guided by the following values:
The 6th Melanesian Arts Festival is Coming to Honiara in 2018. It will be another opportunity for Solomon Islands to host its Melanesian wantoks to share, appreciate and promote their many cultures.
The Inamauri Panpipers of Are’are at the Melanesian Arts Festival in Papua New Guinea
The Latest News and updates about the upcoming 6th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture to be held in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Read More
History of the Festival
Learn more about the vision of the MSG to hold the Meanesian Festival of Arts and Culture every three years as well as the history of the MFAC. Read More
SI Preparations for the MFAC
The Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture is coming to Honiara and the SIG through the MCT is gearing up to host the Melanesia Art & Culture in 2018. Read More
The 12th Festival of Pacific Arts, Honiara - 2012
In 2012 Solomon Islands hosted the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Honiara.
United Pacific – Festival of Pacific Art 2012 song, Solomon Islands
What We Do
We continue to promote the many diverse cultures of the country through facilitation and participation in local, regional and international festivals.
World Heritage Sites
Cultural landscapes of archaeological and historical value form an integral part of the country’s rich historical heritage.
Establishing of a Cultural Authority will be the spring-board to rise the cultural sector of the country to the next level.
The Renga Cultural Festival is an initiative of the Mwadjo’a Community of Ulawa Island in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The Festival hopes to preserve and conserve Ulawa culture but also contribute to the Tourism industry in the Province and country.
Yam is a root crop that holds very significant cultural value to the people of Small Malaita and the surrounding region of Areáre. Last year a festival dedicated to showcase the many cultural values associated with this crop was successfully hosted. This Festival will be annual event for the southern region.
Ministry of Culture & Tourism
The Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Solomon Islands Government