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: