20 May 2022 Press release
The Lartigue fountain, an emblem of the Promenade de Larvotto since 1970, has been reinstalled on Place Joséphine Baker after an absence of three years.Dismantled in 2019 so that it could be protec...Read more of Official unveiling of Lartigue fountain as it returns to Larvotto
12 May 2022 Press release
The Literary Council of the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation, chaired by H.R.H the Princess of Hanover, met at the Ritz Hotel in Paris on Wednesday 11 May to draw up the list of authors in conten...Read more of Authors shortlisted for Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation Literary Prize and Discovery Grant
10 May 2022 Press release
After a two-year hiatus due to the health crisis, the Third Meeting of the Historical Sites of the Grimaldis of Monaco will be held on 4 and 5 June 2022 on the Place du Palais Prinicer.Following di...Read more of 3rd Meeting of the Historical Sites of the Grimaldis of Monaco - 4 and 5 June 2022 (from 10 a.m.)
09 May 2022 Press release
From Tuesday 7 to Sunday 12 June 2022, the Philosophical Encounters of Monaco will be holding PhiloMonaco Week, featuring numerous speakers including philosophers, researchers, journalists, psychia...Read more of Philosophical Encounters of Monaco present PhiloMonaco - Week 7 to 12 June 2022
04 May 2022 Press release
The "Apprentice Collectors," initiated in 2017 by the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM), is an educational programme supported by SOGEDA (Society for the Management of Authors' Righ...Read more of Nouveau Musée National de Monaco - The 2022 Apprentice Collectors
26 April 2022 Press release
The jury, comprised of Year 11 (Seconde) students from the Lycée Albert Ier, Monaco's Vocational and Catering School (Lycée Technique et Hôtelier) and the Lycée FANB, has made its selection of book...Read more of Finalists of the 2022 “High School Students' Favourite Choice” prize
25 March 2022 Press release
With more and more people and organisations speaking out in support of Ukraine, the Principality’s cultural institutions are joining forces and taking a range of actions to help Ukraine’s artists.A...Read more of Monaco’s cultural institutions come together to support Ukraine
22 March 2022 Press release
Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day yesterday (a day early), the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco hosted an afternoon of music and singing in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II and His Child...Read more of Saint Patrick’s Day in Monaco at the Princess Grace Irish Library (PGIL)
03 March 2022 News flash
At the initiative of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Eva Dmitrenko and Céline Pagès presented their artistic projects to the press at their studio on Quai Antoine I. The presentation was attend...Read more of Presentation of artistic project at Quai Albert I Studios
Philosophical Encounters of Monaco and NMNM - Round table - “Trans-Mediterranean avant-gardes and citizens of the world” - Thursday 10 March, 6.30...01 March 2022 Press release
To coincide with the exhibition “Monaco–Alexandria: The Great Detour. World Capitals and Cosmopolitan Surrealism”, the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco and the Philosophical Encounters of Monaco ar...Read more of Philosophical Encounters of Monaco and NMNM - Round table - “Trans-Mediterranean avant-gardes and citizens of the world” - Thursday 10 March, 6.30...
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: