Ministry of Culture
The Ministry of Culture is responsible for issues concerning culture, democracy, media, the national minorities, and the language and culture of the Sami people. The Ministry is also responsible for sport, youth policy and issues concerning civil society, faith communities, and burial and cremation services.
News from Ministry of Culture
Government grants to culture schools reintroduced
The Government intends to reintroduce government grants to municipal culture schools. The grants, which encompass SEK 50 million, will be used to broaden the offering within culture schools and reach new groups. The proposal is made in the Government’s Spring Amending Budget, which is based on an agreement between the Green Party, the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party and the Liberals.
Free museum admission to remain
Admission to a number of state-owned museums will remain free of charge under a proposal in the Government’s Spring Amending Budget for 2019. The Spring Amending Budget is based on an agreement between the Green Party, the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party and the Liberals.
Government supports Swedish Olympic Committee bid for 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games
The Government has today decided to express support for the Swedish Olympic Committee’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics and the Paralympic Games in Sweden.
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Investments in more administrative municipalities for Finnish and Meänkieli and Sami
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.Investments in more administrative municipalities for Finnish and Meänkieli and Sami
SEK 115 million to enhance artistic freedom
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.SEK 115 million to enhance artistic freedom
Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on Strengthening the Implementation of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity
Geneva, 29 June 2017. Check against delivery.Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on Strengthening the Implementation of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity
Ending Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
Op-ed by Swedish Minister of Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke and Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, Huffington Post 29 June 2017 The safety of journalists is deteriorating across the globe. Journalists and media workers are victims of censorship, pressure, threats, physical abuse, violent attacks or mortal violence. Tackling this challenge successfully calls for political will and intensified cooperation. We call on all governments to join UNESCO in a renewed and stronger commitment to defend freedom of expression.Ending Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the ALMA Award ceremony 2017
Stockholm, 29 May 2017. Check against delivery.Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the ALMA Award ceremony 2017
Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at Stockholm Internet Forum
Stockholm, 17 May 2017. Check against delivery.Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at Stockholm Internet Forum
Waldemarsudde to be independent of Nationalmuseum
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.Waldemarsudde to be independent of Nationalmuseum
School elections initiative inspires young voters
In the spring amending budget for 2017, the Government is allocating SEK 5 million to the Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society to make preparations for school elections in connection with the 2018 national general election and the 2019 European Parliament election. The initiative will benefit a large number of pupils; approximately 1 800 schools took part in the school elections ahead of the 2014 parliamentary elections.School elections initiative inspires young voters
Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the announcement of the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate
Stockholm, 4 April 2017. Check against delivery.Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the announcement of the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate
A comprehensive approach to combat racism and hate crime
National plan to combat racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime The overarching objective of this plan is strategic, effective and coherent work to combat racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime in Sweden.A comprehensive approach to combat racism and hate crime