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

  • The Government is increasing the budget for culture by SEK 745 million

    Photo: Ministry of Finance/Government Offices

    In the Budget Bill for 2018, the Government is increasing the budget for culture by SEK 745 million. This includes SEK 275 million to be invested in libraries and SEK 115 million in freedom of the arts. In addition, further investments will be made on democracy policy and anti-discrimination policy. The Budget Bill for 2018 is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.

  • The new media support scheme

    The Government has presented a bill on media support to the Riksdag. The bill proposes introducing a supplementary new media support scheme while preserving the existing press subsidy scheme.

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