Department: Arts and Culture

The Department: Arts and Culture was merged into the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture in June 2019. Information displayed here is historical information as it existed before the merger.

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X899, Pretoria, 0001
Physical 122 Madiba Street, Pretoria
Tel 012 441 3000


The vision of the Department of Arts and Culture is to be a thriving arts, culture and heritage sector contributing to sustainable economic development, leveraging on partnerships for a socially cohesive nation.

The Department's strategic outcome-orientated goals are to: create 150 000 decent jobs in arts, culture and heritage; implement targeted programmes that are geared towards human capital development in the arts, culture and heritage sector; enhance access by citizens and public institutions to accurate, reliable and timely information in their language of choice though the provision of archives, libraries and language services; entrench linguistic diversity in a manner that facilitates equitable cultural expression by citizens and communities; enhance the capacity of the sector through equitable and sustainable development, and the protection and preservation of arts, culture and heritage through policy development, legislative promulgation and implementation; and align public sector art, culture and heritage institutions around a shared vision, a common mandate, and strong governance and accountability.

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