The Division of Culture is very involved in the planning and organization of five festivals in Dominica – Carnival, National School Arts Festival, DOMFESTA, Emancipation & Independence and in assisting the various schools, communities, cultural groups across the island with their activities. The Division is also responsible for the promotion and preservation of Dominica's various folk forms and also for providing training in different folk forms and artistic expressions in schools and for the general public.
To preserve and promote the traditional and contemporary expressions of our culture in Dominica and also to promote, among the Dominican population, an understanding and appreciation of the cultures of the region and the wider world.
The Division of Culture was created in 1978 by the Government of Dominica. It operated within the Ministry of Education and was headed by Alwin Bully. It was located on Bath Road in Roseau. In 1985, it was relocated to the Old Mill Cultural Centre in Canefield, In the late 1980s, it was moved from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Community Development. In 2010, it became part of the newly created Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
Learn more about the Division of Culture by visiting their website: http://divisionofculture.gov.dm.