The Ministry of Culture is the guiding entity of the Colombian cultural sector and its aim is to formulate, coordinate, execute and look after State policy on cultural matters. It is an organization that acts in good faith, with ethical integrity and observes current norms in benefit of the community and its own civil servants. The Ministry of Culture will foster a creative Colombia and one that is responsible of its memory, where all its citizens are capable to interact and cooperate with creative opportunities, enjoyment of the cultural expressions, in conditions of equity and respect towards diversity.
1. To encourage reading and writing and facilitate the circulation and access to information and knowledge.
2. To contribute to the integral development of children from ages 0 to 6, promoting the exercise of Cultural Rights through the expressive and aesthetic languages.
3. To promote the processes of artistic training and cultural creation.
4. To strengthen the social appropriation of the Cultural Heritage.
5. To encourage and strengthen the Cultural Industries.
6. To consolidate the National Cultural System.
To encourage and stimulate processes, projects and cultural activities, acknowledging diversity and promoting the sense of value and protection of the cultural heritage of the Nation.
In 2014 the Ministry of Culture will be a fundamental part of the economic, social and educational development of the country and will provide to the population a greater access to cultural goods and services, strengthening the Colombian identity.
The Ministry of Culture, as the guiding entity for the formulation, coordination, execution and surveillance of State policy on cultural matters and in coherence with the existing plans, the principles of participation contemplated in the legislation and with the fundamental purpose of preserving the cultural heritage of the Nation, support and stimulate the people, communities and institutions that develop or promote the artistic and cultural expressions at all territorial levels, commits itself to the continuous improvement, the efficacy, efficiency and effectiveness of its Quality Management System and the internal control system; through the fulfillment of the requirements and needs that its clients claim, therefore contributing to the achievement of the essential goals of the State.
Scope of the Quality Management System
Formulation and execution of the policy of the Colombian state on cultural matters; heritage management; management, enlargement and strengthening of cultural infrastructure; management of the artistic activity; management of film promotion; management of the inclusion of ethnical and cultural diversity: promotion of regional cultural management; museum management; management of public and mixed libraries and management of the communications of a public and cultural character through television and radio.