Ministry of Culture

The Ministry of Culture is responsible for issues relating to culture, media, democracy, human rights at national level, the national minorities and the language and culture of the Sami people. The Ministry is also responsible for anti-discrimination work and issues concerning civil society, faith communities and burial and cremation services.

Responsible minister

Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke
Alice Bah Kuhnke Minister for Culture and Democracy

News from Ministry of Culture

  • Free admission to certain state museums

    Foto: Mikael Sjöberg, TT

    Following an agreement with the Left Party, the Government proposes that, starting in 2016, the appropriation for state museums be raised by SEK 80 million to introduce free admission at certain state museums.

  • More people are to be given the opportunity to attend municipal schools for music and the arts

    Foto: Ulf Palm, TT

    The Government is investing SEK 100 million per year in promoting low fees for municipal schools for music and the arts. This is proposed in the Government’s Budget Bill for 2016 following an agreement with the Left Party.

Photo: Ian Langsdon/TT

Nationalmuseum will receive SEK 2 million to enhance culture in the regions

The Government is providing Nationalmuseum with an additional SEK 2 million per year from 2016 to strengthen the museum’s regional presence.

Foto: Grött, Vegard Wivestad

The Government is investing in the Sami Parliament and Sami culture

As of 2016, the Sami Parliament’s administrative appropriation will be raised by SEK 2 million. The state grant for Sami culture will also increase by SEK 1 million per year. The Government is proposing this in agreement with the Left Party in the Budget Bill for 2016.

Photo: TT

The Government is supporting plans for a national migration museum

The Government proposes that Malmö Municipality be given a grant for a feasibility study into the prospects of establishing a national democracy and migration museum. The grant should also be used for an international academic conference in Malmö in spring 2016 to provide the starting point for the feasibility study. The proposal is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.

Foto: Regeringskansliet

Work to continue on a national plan to combat racism

The Government, in agreement with the Left Party, is strengthening efforts to prevent and combat racism and similar forms of hostility. SEK 20 million is being set aside for a period of four years (2016–2019) for projects in this area to be brought together and systematised within the framework of a national plan.

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