The cultural affairs committee allocates around 1.3 billion sek. The funds shall in various forms ensure access to culture for residents and visitors in the region of Västra Götaland. The size of the budget is decided by the Regional Council every year. The cultural affairs committee has also, through the so-called interaction model, the task of allocating state funds intended for culture.
Region Västra Götaland uses a so-called client and provider model. This means that the cultural affairs committee is the commissioner of culture. Executors, who by funding from the committee realizes and produces culture, are institutions, governments, organizations and associations around the region of Västra Götaland. Anyone who receives financial support from the cultural committee also get assignments or a directive that ensures that financial support is used to create culture in a way that is in line with the cultural polices that the committee has formulated in its governing documents: cultural strategy and cultural perspectives. These two documents are developed in dialogue with the region's municipalities, institutions and cultural actors.
The cultural affairs committee supports and develops culture in several ways: through long-term mission, three-year cultural strategic assignments and various types of searchable grants and scholarships.
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