Culture

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

Jeanette Gustafsdotter
Jeanette Gustafsdotter Minister for Culture

Responsible ministry

News about culture

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Content about culture

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  • Funding of Swedish research institutes in the Mediterranean region to continue

    Central government funding of the Swedish research institutes in Rome, Athens and Istanbul will continue and the proposed budget cuts indicated for 2016 and 2017 will not be implemented. This was announced today by Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Minister for Higher Education and Research, following a review of alternative funding sources for the institutes.

  • The Government invests in culture and democracy

    “The extensive cultural initiatives presented today show that the Government prioritises culture. A living cultural life – accessible to everyone – provides education as well as cultural and intellectual stimulation, and helps deepen our democracy.” So says Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke following the Government’s presentation of the Budget Bill to the Riksdag today.

  • Culture strengthened in Spring Fiscal Policy Bill

    In the Government’s Spring Fiscal Policy Bill, which is being published today, initiatives are presented that are intended to strengthen the conditions for creativity, participation and diversity in Sweden. The Government’s initiatives include increasing the allocation to the Creative Schools initiative, drafting a national library strategy and initiating an extensive education campaign about racism and intolerance.

  • Creative Schools initiative supplemented to include preschool

    The Government wants to create conditions for professional artistic and cultural activities for children in the very early years. The Government therefore proposes increasing the allocation to the Creative Schools initiative by SEK 10 million for 2015. This investment will go to professional cultural activities in preschools.

  • Culture placed on the map with the cultural cooperation model

    On Friday 17 April, some 40 county council and regional politicians gathered for a dialogue meeting with Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke and State Secretary Per Olsson about the cultural cooperation model.

  • Culture strengthened in Spring Fiscal Policy Bill

    In the Government's Spring Fiscal Policy Bill, initiatives are presented that are intended to strengthen the conditions for creativity, participation and diversity in Sweden. The Government's initiatives include increasing the allocation to the Creative Schools initiative, drafting a national library strategy and initiating an extensive education campaign about racism and intolerance.

  • Culture initiative started in Million Homes Programme areas

    The Government wants to invest in culture in the Million Homes Programme areas by giving the Swedish Arts Council and the Public Art Agency Sweden a total of SEK 2 million to prepare a culture initiative.