- Preserving and promoting Malaysian culture and arts.
- Increasing culture and arts activities for all levels of society.
- Disseminating information on culture and arts to the public, both locally and internationally.
- Providing conducive infrastructure for arts and culture and advisory services to the Malaysian community.
- Enhancing development of arts and culture products towards the 1Malaysia concept.
- Planning, coordinating, implementing cultural and arts activities throughout Malaysia.
- Planning and disseminating information on culture and arts.
- Coordinating, planning, carrying out research and development on creative industry product.
- Improving networking with government agency and NGOs' (local & international).
- Providing advisory services and expertise in culture and arts fields.
- Providing guidelines and training in culture and arts fields.