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Kunst- en Cultuurmanagement / Arts and Culture Management: Arts and cultural policy

Arts and cultural policy

Governments, governmental organizations and municipalities will share information on policies regarding the Arts and Creative sectors.  In addition to governmental organizations there are trade organizations and professional associations that offer information and also international organizations like the UNESCO publish reports on Arts and Cultural policies. The websites of these organizations usually provide tabs and links to "Topics" or "Themes", Publications "or" Documents " or "Research". This is where you will often discover reports and more information.  In the boxes below you can see examples of websites of some of these organizations.

The first boxes contain links to the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies a global network of arts councils and ministries of culture and the Compendium cultural policies and trends which contains European cultural policy information. 

International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies

 The IFACCA is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture, with member institutions in over 70 countries. It provides services, information and resources to member institutions and theirs staff als well as the wider community.

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UNESCO - culture

UNESCO renowned cultural conventions provide a unique global platform for international cooperation and establish a holistic cultural governance system based on human rights and shared values. These international treaties endeavour to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage including ancient archaeological sites, intangible and underwater heritage, museum collections, oral traditions and other forms of heritage, and to support creativity, innovation and the emergence of dynamic cultural sectors.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating

effect on the cultural and creative industries.

Through the guide, Culture in crisis: policy guide

for a resilient creative sector UNESCO provides

practical guidance to policymakers as they fight

for the inclusion of the cultural and creative

industries in social and economic recovery plans.

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policy guide on the UNESCO website 



UK government - Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports

Council for Culture (Netherlands)

Click the image to go to the website of the Council for Culture of the Netherlands to see the advice and recommondations of the Council regarding the perennial, government-subsidised, cultural institutions, or use the link:

European Cultural Foundation

Creative industries Policy & Evidence Centre - UK

Compendium cultural policies & trends (Europe)


The Compendium database contains European cultural policy information in the form of country profiles, statistics

and other information around 7 themes: 1. Cultural policy system, 2. Current cultural affairs, 3. Cultural and creative sectors,

4. Law and legislation, 5. Arts and cultural education, 6. Cultural participation and consumption, 7. Financing and support.

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Creative Europe

Creative Europe is the European Commission's framework programme for support tot the culture and audiovisual sectors. 

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Arts Council England

The Arts Council England supports activities across the arts, museums and libraries through funding, as well as proving other services to support their development.

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Culture Action Europe

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Ministry of Education, Culture and Science -Dutch Government

Globalisation is one of the four priorities of the Netherlands' cultural policy. Leading cultural institutions must be able to perform internationally and measure up to their counterparts abroad. Click the picture to go to the website and find more information


Vision statement 2021-2024                               Dutch international cultural policy for 2021-2024