1. To promote arts and cultural activities to all ethnic groups and levels of society in Malaysia.
  2. To provide infrastructure facilities, guidelines on arts and culture, grants, advisory services, training and recognition for arts activists.
  3. To conduct research, compile and produce documentation, disseminate information and distribute reference materials on arts and culture to the general public.
  4. To plan and encourage the development of arts and cultural products in line with the development of creative industry.
  5. To design programmes to promote arts and culture locally and internationally.