19 March 2018 Press release
Internationally renowned Monegasque sculptor Giuseppe-Francesco Bosio, better known as François-Joseph Bosio, was born in Monaco 250 years ago, on 19 March 1768.Fascinated by sculpture from an earl...Read more of Monaco celebrates 250th anniversary of the birth of François-Joseph Bosio
15 March 2018 News flash
The 9th International Monaco and the Mediterranean Meeting (RIMM) has just opened at the Oceanographic Museum. The opening was attended by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, Minister of the Interior Patr...Read more of 9th International Monaco and the Mediterranean Meeting opens
15 March 2018 News flash
On Sunday 18 March at 8.58 p.m., as part of its programme "D’Art d’Art," France 2 will broadcast an item on the famous equestrian statue of Louis XIV in the Place des Victoires in Paris,...Read more of "D’art d’Art" Celebrates the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of the Sculptor François-Joseph Bosio!
15 March 2018 Press release
Once again this year, the Department of Cultural Affairs has brought together the Monegasque National Commission for UNESCO and the Théâtre Princesse Grace to celebrate World Theatre Day in Monaco....Read more of World Theatre Day Tuesday 27 March 2018, 8 pm – Théâtre Princesse Grace Free and open to all
02 March 2018 Press release
The Théâtre Princesse Grace hosted a screening of Monaco et la Guerre (Monaco and the War) yesterday evening, in the presence of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince. The documentary was directed by journal...Read more of Monaco et la Guerre
23 February 2018 Press release
From 8 to 17 June 2018, the Department of Cultural Affairs is organising the fourth Monaco Artists’ Forum at the Rainier III Auditorium. The Forum is an exhibition featuring artists who are Monegas...Read more of 4th Monaco Artists’ Forum
16 February 2018 News flash
On Wednesday 14 February, Boris Cyrulnik gave a talk on “Childhood and Violence” at the Théâtre Princesse Grace as part of the Philosophical Encounters of Monaco series.Following an introduction by...Read more of “Childhood and Violence” by Boris Cyrulnik
15 February 2018 News flash
Villa Paloma – NMNMRead more of NMNM Collection – Selection of works acquired thanks to support from UBS Monaco
08 February 2018 News flash
Following the most recent major exhibition featuring the works of Hercule Florence, the VillaPaloma is reopening with a retrospective on Alfredo Volpi, with the support of the Instituto Alfredo Vol...Read more of Villa Paloma – NMNM Alfredo Volpi - The Poetics of Colour
01 February 2018 News flash
The 7th New Generation Festival will be held this weekend at the Fontvieille Big Top.Under President Pauline Ducruet, the Festival is a competition for young circus artists who compete for the Gold...Read more of 7th New Generation Festival 3 and 4 February – Fontvieille Big Top
A tradition of cultural influence
True to the tradition of artistic patronage practised by the Princes of Monaco, through the Department of Cultural Affairs , the Prince’s Government pursues an active cultural policy. It promotes the development of the Arts in the Principality and helps to disseminate culture to a wide audience.
Culture is a vehicle for the Principality's influence abroad and a major sector of local policy. It benefits from 6% of the State budget. This is mainly devoted to supporting organisations and artists, developing a high-quality artistic programme, developing heritage projects and financing appropriate cultural facilities.
The pursuit of this policy centres on three main areas: