Current strategic plan consists of two strategic goals:
First strategic goal:
To create a more enabling environment for the Palestinian culture that would contribute to the dissemination of national culture,to promote unity and communication between the Palestinians living in their homeland and the diaspora, as well as cultural exchanges with the Arab and foreign nations, to support and stimulate innovation, to improve the degree of public participation, raise the level of public cultural taste and highlight concerns about occupied Jerusalem and marginalized areas.
- Activating and expanding artistic activities to reinforce and strengthen awareness based on equality and openness.
- Investing in curricular and extracurricular activities aiming at reinforcing values of pluralism, democracy, citizenship and gender equality.
- Supporting creativity and talents in order to promote quality of cultural productions.
- Activating and developing communication between Palestinians in their homeland and diaspora.
- Reinforcing and expanding cultural exchange with Arab and foreign nations.
- Investing in cultural infrastructure.
Second strategic goal
More protected and renewable Palestinian cultural heritage standing as a unified cultural identity reservoir.
The 2005 convention for protection and promotion of cultural diversity stands as one of the most important references in setting strategic plans for the sector of culture. This current strategic plan emphasizes decentralization, marginalized areas, and the vulnerable groups - women and children, for instance. It also takes into consideration economic and cultural sustainable development. The sector of culture faces many challenges and obstacles, the most important of which is the Israeli illegal policies, the occupying power, presented in colonization, land and resources theft, domination of borders, and not to mention theft of features of the Palestinian heritage and accrediting them to the Israeli culture- the Palestinian Kuffiyya for instance. Other challenges hindering women's participation is attributed to social culture. There are more other difficulties relate to funding and the financial deficit of many cultural governmental and civil institutions.
Actually, opportunities are scarce and limited. The Palestinian economy is badly affected as it operates under occupation. However, work to create sustainable development is being in progress as the best solution for economic problems. In addressing the constraints on women's participation in cultural production, many civil society institutions have set programs and plans to change the prevailing culture – Popular Art Center, for instance.
The digital environment serves protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expression. Sharing, communications, archiving and storing processes, marketing and promotions have become easier by new technologies. Consultations and workshops between cultural institutions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been conducted through video conference sessions due to the long lasting siege imposed by Israel, the occuping power, on Gaza Strip. In one arranged project by MOC – Photography Contest (In Women's Eyes), Palestinians around the world were able to participate on an electronic platform designed for the cause. Currently, work on creating a special electronic platform for the national repository of verbal heritage, popular tales, and songs, is being in progress.