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

Alice Bah Kuhnke
Alice Bah Kuhnke Minister for Culture and Democracy

News from Ministry of Culture

  • SEK 115 million to enhance artistic freedom

    Photo: Aliyev Alexei Sergeevich/Folio

    To enhance artistic freedom throughout the country, the Government proposes an investment totalling SEK 115 million per year in the Budget Bill for 2018. This investment represents an increase of the grants and remunerations allocated directly to artists, independent performing arts groups and cultural publications.

  • Investments in more administrative municipalities for Finnish and Meänkieli and Sami

    Photo: Ministry of Finance/Government Offices

    The Government proposes in the Budget Bill for 2018 that new municipalities join the administrative areas for the national minority languages of Sami, Finnish and Meänkieli. To fund this, the appropriation will be increased by SEK 16 million in 2018 and by SEK 20 million per year from 2019. The Budget Bill for 2018 is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.

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