Alice Bah Kuhnke

Alice Bah Kuhnke

Minister for Culture and Democracy

Ministry of Culture

“More culture for more people throughout the country and a democracy policy that enables more people to participate in society. This is at the heart of my political priorities.”

News from Alice Bah Kuhnke

  • Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the ALMA Award ceremony 2018

    Photo: Carin Khakee Selin/Government Offices of Sweden

    "Daring to stand firm when everything around us is changing is difficult. Being true to our convictions – to who we are – when everyone around us seems to expect something different, requires all our courage", said Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke at the ALMA Award ceremony 2018.

Photo: Karin Stenson/Government Offices of Sweden

Opening Address by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the Dag Hammarskjöld and the United Nations Seminar

"I know that the Nordic countries will continue to be voices of integrity and solidarity – in the spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld", said Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke at the Dag Hammarskjöld and the United Nations Seminar on 16 May.

Photo: Karin Stenson/Government Offices of Sweden

Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the 17th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

"We are committed to do our part to ensure the realization of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – a milestone in recognizing the status and rights of indigenous peoples", said Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Photo: Peter Muller/Folio

More culture to more children and young people

In the spring amending budget for 2018, the Government is proposing that the Swedish Arts Council receive SEK 10 million to go to culture for children and young people as a temporary initiative during 2018. “To be able to sing, draw, dance and access culture from an early age is important for all children, regardless of where in the country they live. With this initiative, we are strengthening the important work carried out by the Swedish Arts Council and other actors throughout the country,” says Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke.

Photo: Magnus Hjalmarson Neideman/TT

The Government enhances support to smaller cinemas throughout the country

In the spring amending budget for 2018, the Government is investing an additional SEK 15 million in 2018 to provide temporary enhanced support to smaller cinemas and film festivals. “Culture throughout the country is a priority issue for me. There has been great demand for the funds we have already earmarked for cinemas in smaller towns and to film festivals. We will therefore provide an additional SEK 15 million to this initiative this year,” says Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke.

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