The course takes place in period

4 (2023-03-20 to 2023-07-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Cultural Policy and Cultural Heritage

SDG:s 5, 8, 9, 16 and 17

Learning outcomes


  • be familiar with the structure of the public cultural sector, its operators and decision-making processes
  • be familiar with the main cultural political strategies and their importance
  • be familiar with the main questions and issues discussed within the field of cultural heritage
  • know the main theories as well as the practical multidisciplinary networks in the field of cultural policy
  • understand the possibilities of cooperation with various branches of the public sector, which support culture
  • recognize the possibilities of advocacy in cultural politics

Course contents

Culture and Culture

Why is cultural policy interesting?

Culture Producer and Culture Policy

Course structure:


Why is cultural policy interesting?

We who have cultural policy do not always

understand the benefits of


And then it may be good to compare with someone

who does not

have a culture policy. "There is not a single Arab

country that has a

cultural policy." Makars do not see culture as an

asset, but as a

threat, because it leads to reflection and

questioning. ", Says the

cultural producer

Basma El Husseiny in an article in SVD

( External link-

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So cultural policy concerns reflection and

questioning. But not just

that. Culture producer Basma El Hussein meets in

Egypt people who want to express themselves, but

"- They do not

know how to organize themselves, how to organize a

book fair, how

to promote

say how to work across borders. And they receive

no money from the

state, which only supports the old institutions,

which everyone has

stagnant. "So cultural policy is about the right

to express themselves,

organization, equality, distribution, funding and

democracy. And

that's just part of what cultural policy is about.

So the course is tailor made for you who think

reflection, questioning,

the right to meet, equality, funding issues,

distribution and

democracy are relevant elements in our society.

In addition, the course includes

  • how art has increasingly begun to be linked to

business policy,

  • the contradiction that exists in the cultural

and cultural aura of

creativity and innovation, on the one hand, and

the stability and

inertia that characterize many cultural


  • Autonomy and politics of art

That Finland has a eurovision participant like

Pertti Kurikan

Nimipäivät, a festival like the Baltic Circle, a

center library, the world's

densest gallery network, cultural education, a

independent theater

field, a film industry has to do with people who

want to express

themselves, have to do it and also have an

infrastructure which

supports them in this. This whole infrastructure

depends on people

you appreciate the expressions that exist in this

sphere and wants to

support it both politically and financially.

Culture Producer and Culture Policy

As a cultural producer, you often end up in a

situation where your

festival, your event, your theater production,

etc. way towards other


The cultural producer's task is to make art and

culture visible in

society. If a politician asks you questions like

"what's culture," "Why

is art important?", You must have a convincing

answer to it. You must

know the essence of your business and be able to

argue for the


Course structure:

The course begins by developing your knowledge

current trends in cultural policy and cultural

policy debate.

Day 1-3.

Learning Objectives:


  • develops insight into how art and creativity

Handled politically politically both nationally

and internationally

develops an insight on how to work with new

business models for art

  • Learn central concepts for cultural policy

  • Attend workshops on culture and cultural policy

To do:


  • read texts for today's time study opportunity

  • You develop your ability to debate such topics

as you or someone

else considers to be central to cultural policy

and or society.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names

Kulturpolitik 1& 2

Additional information


Recommended or required reading

Literature in itslearning in connection with


Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 10 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 55 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

4 wholes

Task 1&2) Cultural policy debate, oral and written

presentation (20 points)

Task 3) Hemtent individual part (30p)

Task 4) Seminar (20 points)

Task 5) Cultural Heritage

workshops (20 points)

Task 6) Activity (10p)

Grade 5: 90-100 p

Rating 4: 80-89 p

Grade 3: 70-79 p

Grade 2: 60-69 p

Grade 1: 50-59 p

Fail: 0-49 p

P stands for points.

Thus, the minimum required to pass the course 50

points gain obtained from all five modules or

minimum 3



  • Träskman Tomas
  • Ådahl Susanne


Träskman Tomas

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2023-03-06 to 2023-04-02

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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