An updated cultural policy profile for Georgia is now available, thanks to the enormous efforts of our Compendium expert Ms. Nino Gunia – Kuznetsova (Tbilisi).
Below you can find some highlights of recent developments of cultural policy in Georgia:
- The main goal of the government programme for 2021-2024 (Dec 2020) is to overcome the crisis created by the pandemic, ensuring a rapid recovery and development of the economy to create a stable and secure environment for every citizen.
- Since 2020, the pandemic has contained and slowed down the process of cultural consumption and participation in cultural life.
- Reorganisation saw the recreation of the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth of Georgia in 2021, separate from education and science
- The re-established Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth plans to create the Code of Culture in 2021.
- In 2021, Georgia’s capital Tbilisi and the seaside city of Batumi joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network
- In 2021, Tbilisi became the World Book Capital within the framework of the UNESCO World Book Capital programme
- In 2021, a working version of the State Language Strategy 2021-2030 and the Action Plan for Strategy 2021-2022 was developed.
- In 2021, a gender survey was carried out within the project “The information-educational programme to empower women employed in the cultural field in the post-pandemic era
- In May 2021, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth of Georgia and the Theatre Society defined the basic principles of theatre reform to be carried out
- The project “Creative Twist – Boosting the cultural and creative industries in Georgia” was launched in 2021
- In 2021, the Ministry of Culture and the Union of Architects agreed on terms of cooperation for the protection of cultural heritage, both nationally and internationally
- The first mobile application of Georgia’s cultural routes, Cultural Routes Georgia, was launched in 2021