|English||Department of Cultural Promotion|
Oral Traditions and Expressions
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Policy and System
Education and Training
|Established year||The Office was established in 1979 under the name of Office of the National Culture Commission due to “The Office of the National Culture Commission Act B.E. 2522 and has changed to the Department of Cultural Promotion in 2010 under the National Culture Act of B.E. 2553 (2010)|
The Department of Cultural Promotion (DCP) is an organization equivalent to a department of the Ministry of Culture. As such, it is headed by a director-general who is assisted by two deputies. DCP has the responsibility to formulate plans and projects; to promote and develop national culture; to draw on cultural heritage and bring its influence to bear on educational, economic, political and social development; and to cooperate and coordinate with governmental units, state enterprises, and private sectors involved in the enforcement of culture and culture-related laws.
The Department of cultural Promotion is charged with the task of promoting and preserving intangible Thai cultural heritage through means such as studies, research, rehabilitation, development, dissemination of information, and support to government agencies, non-government organizations, and the public engaged in cultural work. The office also handles affairs relating to the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage Act of B.E.2559.
|Contact Information (Organization)|
|Address||Department of Cultural Promotion 14 Thiamruammitr Rd. Huaykwang District, Bangkok 10310 Thailand|