Cultural policy is about promoting a living and independent cultural heritage. This area covers the conditions for cultural practitioners and people’s access to culture in all its forms, and how cultural heritage is to be preserved, used and developed.

Responsible for culture

Responsible minister

Alice Bah Kuhnke
Alice Bah Kuhnke Minister for Culture and Democracy

Responsible ministry

News about culture

  • Waldemarsudde to be independent of Nationalmuseum

    Photo: Kjell Renblad

    In the 2017 Spring Budget, the Government proposes that the Prins Eugen’s Waldemarsudde art museum be separated in organisational terms from Nationalmuseum. This change will give Prins Eugen’s Waldemarsudde better opportunities to operate in accordance with the provisions in Prince Eugen’s will. The proposal is expected to enter into force on 1 July 2017.

Photo: Erik Lindvall/Folio

New reading initiative will get more children and young people to read

The Government is investing a total of SEK 60 million over four years in reading promotion initiatives in the area of culture. Initiatives will also be carried out in the schools sector. The aim is to improve reading skills and increase reading among children and young people throughout the country.

Photo: Love Strandell/Folio

More films to more people

The Government is proposing new initiatives so that more films reach more people. By abolishing classification fees, strengthening the initiative to digitise our film heritage by SEK 2.5 million annually and increasing the film subsidy by SEK 20 million from 2019, the Government is taking a yet another step toward this goal.

Photo: Viktor Holm/Folio

Continued efforts for a Sweden that stands together – Government to invest SEK 132 million

The Government is mobilising efforts to foster an open and democratic society. Initiatives within the framework of ‘a Sweden that stands together’ were presented in the 2016 Spring Fiscal Policy Bill. This work will continue with additional initiatives for a society with open meeting places, more local cultural activities and an enhanced civil society, as well as measures against discrimination, extremism, threats and hate. A total of SEK 132 million is being committed in the Budget Bill for 2017 and the autumn amending budget for 2016.

Photo: Werner Nystrand/Folio

The Government is investing in more local culture throughout the country

The Government proposes that an additional SEK 120 million in total be allocated over four years to the cultural cooperation model, a model that gives the county councils greater responsibility to allocate certain central government grants to local and regional cultural activities. The purpose of this investment is to create a more equitable cultural offering throughout the country and to give more people access to Culture.

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