24 November 2020 Press release
The Department of Cultural Affairs is offering three concerts of Baroque music on Tuesday 1, Thursday 3 and Friday 4 December 2020.Exceptionally this year, to enable the audience to be accommodated...Read more of The Monaco's Department of Cultural Affairs presents Concerts of Baroque Music 2020
04 November 2020 Press release
The recent action taken by the Prince’s Government to combat COVID-19 highlights a clear desire to maintain access to culture for residents of the Principality.The Department of Cultural Affairs is...Read more of “Culture & You in Monaco”, from 5 to 30 November 2020
Exhibition of filmed portraits taken by Charles Fréger in Monaco Quai Antoine I Exhibition Hall – Until 3 January 202119 October 2020 News flash
An exhibition of filmed portraits taken in Monaco by French photographer Charles Fréger, organised and produced by Monaco’s Department of Cultural Affairs, is on display at the Quai Antoine I Exhib...Read more of Exhibition of filmed portraits taken by Charles Fréger in Monaco Quai Antoine I Exhibition Hall – Until 3 January 2021
"The Principality of Monaco and Trade with the Levant at the Time of the Luigini (17th Century)" - A Special Exhibition at Monaco's Museum of Phil...15 October 2020 Press release
The Museum of Philately and Coinage is holding a spectacular exhibition of very rare and very beautiful old coins, accompanied by archive documents and precious historical works.During the reign of...Read more of "The Principality of Monaco and Trade with the Levant at the Time of the Luigini (17th Century)" - A Special Exhibition at Monaco's Museum of Phil...
14 October 2020 Press release
On Tuesday 13 October, the 2020 Principality's Prize, bestowed jointly by the Monaco Philosophical Meetings and the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation, was awarded to Hélène Cixous at the Prince Pi...Read more of The Principality's Prize 2020
13 October 2020 Press release
The winners of the 2020 awards were announced at the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation prize ceremony this evening. The ceremony was held at Monaco’s Opera Garnier and presented by Arnaud Merlin,...Read more of Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation - 2020 Prizewinners
28 September 2020 News flash
The Philosophical Encounters of Monaco Award Ceremony 2020 was held at La Scala Paris on 24 September. The ceremony was hosted by philosopher Raphael Zagury-Orly, a founding member of Philosophical...Read more of Philosophical Encounters of Monaco Award Ceremony 2020
24 September 2020 News flash
The New National Museum of Monaco and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation are presenting the exhibition "Mirό, Challenging Painting" ("Mirό, La Peinture au défi"), which r...Read more of Mirό, Challenging Painting at the NMNM - Until 25 October
17 September 2020 News flash
From 18 September 2020 to 31 January 2021, the New National Museum of Monaco is presenting the exhibition "Unstable Artifices - Stories of Ceramics" at the Villa Sauber.In this exhibition...Read more of The NMNM Celebrates the Art of Ceramics at the Villa Sauber
09 September 2020 Press release
The Organizing Committee of the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, under the Presidency of H.S.H. Princesse Stéphanie, announces the postponement of the 45th Edition of the Circus Festiv...Read more of Postponement of the 45th Edition of the Circus Festival to 2022
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: