18 January 2021 Press release
The Prince Pierre Foundation is presenting a meeting with Arnaud Desplechin, in association with the Monaco Audiovisual Institute. In the company of Jacques Kermabon, the filmmaker will discuss the...Read more of [Talk]: Cinema - An Art of the Ellipse Arnaud Desplechin Interviewed by Jacques Kermabon
21 December 2020 News flash
As part of efforts to restore and conserve the works of art at the Cathedral under a programme initiated by the Department of Cultural Affairs in 2016, The Virgin with the Rosary (Italian School, s...Read more of Virgin with the Rosary returns to Monaco Cathedral
21 December 2020 Press release
The Department of Cultural Affairs will hold the 8th Cultural Associations Forum on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June 2021 from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. at the Rainier III Auditorium.This event, which takes...Read more of 8th Cultural Associations Forum - 5 and 6 June 2021
09 December 2020 Press release
For its 2021 season, the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation is demonstrating its determination, which is stronger than ever in these uncertain times, to facilitate engagement with those who create...Read more of Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation - 2021 conference series
03 December 2020 News flash
In continuation of the scheme initiated in November by the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Principality's cultural entities to offer shows at an attractive single rate, with a view to mainta...Read more of "Culture & You in Monaco" in December
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
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: