In 2015-2016, the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia developed "Culture Strategy 2025" that was approved by the Government of Georgia on July 1, 2016.
The strategy was developed in active cooperation with civil society, international organizations, legal entities of public law working in the field of culture and other cultural figures. In the Strategy development process up to 50 meetings with all different target groups were held, in which up to 3,000 people participated.
The Strategy document sets out the mission of the Government of Georgia in the field of culture and creative industries, which will promote to development and diversity of the sphere.
In eight strategic direction of the document goals and objectives that will promote the sphere for next 10 years are specified, these are
* Increase public awareness of the role and importance of culture and creativity and integrate them into all levels of education;
* Increase access to culture and encourage cultural diversity;
* Expanding cultural ties with other areas;
* Diversity of cultural funding;
* Development of cultural infrastructure and new technologies;
* Development of creative industries;
* Internationalization of culture;
* Establishing the principles of "good governance" in the management of the cultural sphere.
The Strategy document also sets out specific goals and objectives for cultural heritage, cultural tourism, libraries and archives, museums, traditional handicrafts, architecture, the audiovisual sector, design, literature and publishing, music, staging and visual arts, fine arts, and fine arts.
After approval of the "Culture Strategy 2025", the Ministry developed inter-agency action plans for two years. Also, the Ministry developed regional action plans and determined the main priorities for the Ministry.
Within the framework of the Strategy action plans, the following goals were achieved:
* Alternative model of public funding for culture was created;
* New rule for financing art / cultural projects through competitions was developed and introduced;
* In order to support the development of creative industries, LEPL "Creative Georgia" was established;
* The Ministry began to strengthen the capacity of representatives of the culture and creative industries through trainings;
* Research activities and data system in the field of culture (UNESCO Culture for Development Indicators) were developed by the Ministry and NGOs ;
* Draft Code was developed to regulate the protection of cultural heritage;
* In order to improve access to culture, a roadmap and action plan "Ensuring Equal Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Cultural Life" was developed;
* Recommendations for the includion of persons with disabilities in art education were developed.
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The main partners of the Ministry in the implementation of the cultural strategy are other ministries and international organizations (main partner is British Council).