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Alice Bah Kuhnke is no longer a government minister, Minister for Culture and Democracy


This is the Ministry of Culture

This is a brochure of the Ministry of Culture. The Ministry of Culture is headed by Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke. Around 110 people work at the Ministry.


More culture for more people throughout the country and an active democracy policy that contributes to a Sweden in which people live, learn and develop: this is the foundation of the policy that I will be prioritising during this electoral period.

My task is to create the conditions for culture to have a place in our society based on its own inherent value. Culture is meaningless if it is not free. Anybody who wants to engage in and access culture must have that chance. Our task is to give cultural creators better prospects of supporting themselves, and to ensure that children and young people throughout the country have better conditions to try out different forms of culture.

Free culture is dependent on stable and robust democracy. Sweden must be a country in which many different voices have the opportunity to be heard and examined. Nobody should be restricted by racism and similar forms of hostility. It is therefore more important than ever to defend the freedom of the media, the independence of art, and enabling conditions for civil society.

Culture and democracy policy is part of the work towards a Sweden that keeps together.

Alice Bah Kuhnke
Minister for Culture and Democracy