Since the Principality is a city state, its government focuses on achieving a balance between support for its main subsidised cultural institutions and the development of initiatives by private entities.
In particular, the state focuses on strengthening the quality of the programmes offered by the main cultural institutions and on widening the areas in which culture is expressed in the Principality. Apart from the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Opera and the Monte Carlo Ballet, prestigious events are also organised in different culture sectors such as fine arts, circus and audiovisual arts.
The government also promotes local and international contemporary creations by supporting associations and artists and by organising exhibitions and other events.
In order to preserve and highlight its heritage, the Principality works to diversify and increase the quality of its museums.