There is no specific national strategy for visual arts and crafts in Croatia. The instruments related to this sector on the national level are based on the yearly public calls for public needs in culture through three major measures of financing: the first measure is dedicated to projects and programmes related to the promotion of contemporary visual creativity, promotion and protection of freedom of visual action, support for artistic events, preservation of national artistic heritage and cultural diversity, and encouragement of the development and promotion of visual arts; while the second measure relates to monographs in the visual arts. The third measure was developed in 2018 to give support to the creation, production and distribution of works in the visual arts. The Cultural Council for Visual Arts is a consultative body to the Minister of Culture and Media in connection to visual arts activities.
In 2019 debates and discussions within the sector were concentrated on the Draft Law on Artistic Activities that would also have an impact on visual artists and the visual arts sector in general. In 2020 major discussions related to the impact of COVID-19 on the livelihoods of visual artists and the visual arts infrastructure with special focus on the consequences of the Zagreb earthquake on the key institutions and cultural infrastructure in general.