An updated cultural policy profile for Sweden is now available, thanks to the enormous efforts of our Compendium expert Tobias Harding.
Below you can find some highlights of recent developments of cultural policy in Sweden:
- By July 2021 revenue in artistic activities had decreased by 18.6 percent, according to preliminary statistics from the Arts Grants Committee.
- In September 2021, the Commission for the Restart of Culture proposed significant financial measures in the years 2022–2024, and after 2024.
- A review of the effects of political control on artistic freedom was delivered by the Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis in 2021, identifying four main threats to artistic freedom.
- The employment situation of artists and cultural professionals became significantly more problematic during the Covid-19 pandemic, and large numbers of people have left the field.
- Work to improve electronic access to the arts and culture has acquired increased urgency during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- The National Heritage Board, in collaboration with the Swedish Arts Council, has been commissioned to address increased risks of damage and loss of building-related public works of art in 20th century cultural environments.
- In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the national budgets for arts and culture increased significantly in the last two years.
Here you can find the cultural policy profile of Sweden as a PDF file.
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