COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Ukraine/ 2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy  

2.1 Main features of the current cultural policy model

Existing cultural policy is based on the Constitution of the Ukraine (1996, 2004, 2010, 2015), the Law of Ukraine on Culture (2011, 2015), the Law on Local Self-Governance (1997, 2015), the Budget Code of Ukraine (2011, with amendments in 2014 and 2016), the Tax Code of Ukraine (2010, with amendments in December 2014 and in 2016), the Cabinet of Ministers' Action Programme and the Coalition Agreement between policy parties (see also chapter 2.3), the Cabinet of Ministers' Regulation on the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine of 3 September 2014, Law of Ukraine On Some Amendments to Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning the Introduction of Contractual Forms in Culture and the Competition Procedure for Appointing Managers of Public and Communal Cultural Establishments (2016), the Law of Ukraine On Some Amendments to Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Improvement of Public Management in Book Publishing (2016), the Law of Ukraine On Ukrainian Cultural Endowment (2017), the Law of Ukraine On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine on Artistic Tours in Ukraine (2017), etc.

Article 4 of the Law of Ukraine on Culture establishes that priorities of public cultural policy shall be determined by state programmes of social and economic development of Ukraine which should take into account aspects of cultural development. "The government shall create on a priority basis conditions for: development of culture of the Ukrainian nation, indigenous peoples and national minorities of Ukraine; maintenance, restoration and protection of the historical environment; aesthetic education of citizens, first of all, children and young people; and enlargement of the cultural infrastructure in rural areas."

Article 6 (point 1) of the Law of Ukraine On Principles of State Regional Policy (2015) establishes that one of priorities of the state regional policy is “stimulation and promotion of local initiatives related to the efficient use of internal capacities of regions for creating and supporting a full-fledged living environment and improving living standards”. The explanation to the law indicates that internal capacities of regions consist mainly of culture and cultural heritage (tangible and intangible).


Chapter published: 06-02-2018

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