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A new Concept of Support for the Arts for 2015-2020 was due to be adopted by the Government at the end of 2015.

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Czech Republic/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and debates  

4.2.1 Conceptual issues of policies for the arts

A basic strategy document for the arts is the Concept of More Effective Support of the Arts in 2007-2013, which was adopted by the government in May 2006. This document covered– forthe first time in the history of the CR theentire field of the arts and thus complemented already existing concepts in individual branches of the arts.

The existing Concept for the Arts concluded in 2013. In 2015 work began on preparing a new Concept of Support for the Arts for 2015-2020, which should be adopted by the Government at the end of 2015. The proposed new concept reflects the changes that have taken place in the field of culture and deals with new issues. The main priorities are support for creative work in the arts, improving the quality of cultural services provided, greater professionalisation, and creativity. It deals with issues such as participation in the arts, the arts and employment and and international cooperation, export, and cultural diplomacy. It also proposes drawing up other, related strategic documents – for example, The Strategy of Support for Cultural and Creative Industries.

Other strategic documents in other areas of culture that also relate to the arts are regularly updated.

In 2010 the following documents were adopted: The Concept of Effective Care of Movable Cultural Heritage in the Czech Republic for 2010–2014,The Concept of Effective Care for Traditional Folk Culture in the Czech Republic for 2011–2015, and The Concept of Support and Development of Czech Cinematography and the Czech Film Industry 2011–2016. In 2011 the following documents were: The Concept for Heritage Conservation in the Czech Republic for 2011-2016, and The Concept for the Development of Libraries in the Czech Republic for 2011-2015 including "Libraries for Europe 2020" to bring libraries online (see chapter 4.2.2 and chapter 4.2.11).In 2013 the Government of the Czech Republic adopted a Strategy for the Digitisation of Culture 2013-2020 (see chapter 4.2.11) and Concept for More Effective Action in the Field of Foreign Relations by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic 2013-2018 (see chapter 3.4.1). In 2015 the new Concept for the Development of Museums in the Czech Republic for 2015-2020 was adopted.

Chapter published: 28-01-2016

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