The Cultural Affairs Committee of Region Västra Götaland drives the strategic regional development within arts and culture with Kulturstrategi Västra Götaland– och regional kulturplan 2020–2023 (Swedish) as the foundation. The committee strives for renewal in the area of cultural policy – inquisitively and flexibly in order to capture the new forms of art and culture of our times. The committee gives assignments to 80 departments, institutions, organisations and associations and every year provides financial support to about a hundred. The purpose is to strengthen the role of culture and cultural practicioners in society.
The right to participate
It is important that all inhabitants of Västra Götaland, wherever they live, have access to cultural experiences and are given the opportunity to participate in them. Several of the major institutions have permanent spaces in more than one place and tour around Västra Götaland. Region Västra Götaland also works actively to support independent cultural associations and organisations. Folk high schools and educational associations are important resources in lifelong learning, but other cultural institutions, for example museums and theatres, also play an important role in education, learning and participation for the inhabitants of the region.