Finland - International Document

Cultural Policy Promotes Art and Culture

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Ministry of Education and Culture Finland

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Ministry of Education and Culture Finland

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This two page government factsheet gives an overview of cultural policy in Finland, how its implementation is shared between the State and the municipalities, and the key strategies in 2016 for cultural policy. There is also a useful organigram showing the various departments of the Ministry of Education and Culture and their particular responsibilities.

Finland’s cultural policy aims to promote arts and culture, creative work and economy, cultural diversity as well as availability and accessibility of culture and information. It also aims to foster cultural heritage. The Constitution of Finland guarantees the freedom of the arts and the right to one’s own language and culture and gives everyone the responsibility for the environment and the cultural heritage.

Evidence Type: Policy Document

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: DOI