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

Amanda Lind, Minister for Culture and Democracy, with responsibility for sport
Amanda Lind Minister for Culture and Democracy, with responsibility for sport

Responsible ministry

News about culture

  • More restrictions to be removed from 29 September

    Image showing timeline for lifting of restrictions 29th of september 2021
    More restrictions to be removed from 29 September. Image: Government Offices of Sweden

    The government has previously presented a plan for how the advice and restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are to be adapted and removed. At a press conference on 7 September, the government announced that restrictions on attendance numbers at public gatherings and events are planned to be removed as of 29 September 2021.

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  • 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. The initiatives are included in the Budget Bill for 2017 and the autumn amending budget for 2016, which are based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.

  • A living and shared cultural heritage

    The Budget Bill for 2017 contains several initiatives and reforms to safeguard an open and accessible cultural heritage. The proposals include committing resources to digitisation of the Swedish film heritage and to more museums so as to promote democracy and increase participation. The initiatives are included in the Budget Bill for 2017, which is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.

  • The Government is investing in better conditions for culture

    In the Budget Bill for 2017, the Government is investing in better conditions for culture by strengthening the performing arts and increasing the public lending right. The purpose of the Government’s increased investments is to provide more culture for more people throughout the country. The initiatives are part of the Budget Bill for 2017, which is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.

  • 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. This investment is part of the Budget Bill for 2017, which is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.

  • 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. The initiatives are included in the Budget Bill for 2017, which is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.

  • Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the Nordic Lutheran Bishops Summit

    Visby, 28 June 2016. Check against delivery.

  • Helene Hellmark Knutsson in Capri

    Today, Tuesday 14 June, Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson is on the Italian island of Capri to visit the Swedish culture institute, Villa San Michele, and the Castello Barbarossa. The purpose of the visit is to gain deeper insight into the activities of the San Michele Foundation, and its importance for Swedish research in the humanities.

  • Helene Hellmark Knutsson in Rome

    Today, Monday 13 June, Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson is in the Italian capital, Rome, to visit the Swedish Institute in Rome’s archaeological excavations in the Etruscan town of Acquarossa. The purpose of the visit is to gain deeper insight into the activities of the Swedish Institute in Rome, and its importance to Swedish research in the humanities.

  • Helene Hellmark Knutsson to visit Swedish research institutes in Italy

    On 12–15 June, Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson will visit Italy to visit the Swedish Institute in Rome and the San Michele Foundation in Capri.