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RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of January 17, 2017 No. 40

Questions of the Ministry of Culture

(as amended on 25-02-2021)

According to article 25 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus of July 23, 2008 "About Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus" the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus DECIDES: No. 424-Z

1. Approve:

The regulations on the Ministry of Culture (are applied);

the list of the state organizations subordinated to the Ministry of Culture (is attached);

the list of economic societies, shares (share in authorized funds) of which belong to the Republic of Belarus and are transferred to the control to the Ministry of Culture (is applied).

2. Consider necessary to have in the Ministry of Culture board in number of 11 people.

3. Recognize resolutions of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus according to appendix to be invalid.

4. This resolution becomes effective since February 3, 2017.

Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus

A. Kobyakov

Approved by the Resolution of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of January 17, 2017 No. 40

Regulations on the Ministry of Culture

1. The Ministry of Culture (further - Ministry of culture) is the republican state body pursuing state policy in the sphere of culture and coordinating in this sphere activities of other republican state bodies and local executive and administrative bodies of regional and basic territorial levels.

The Ministry of culture submits to Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, bears before it responsibility for accomplishment of the tasks assigned to it and the organization of work of the state organizations subordinated to it.

2. The structure of Ministry of culture includes head departments, managements, departments and sectors.

Ministries of culture are a part of the system the structural divisions of regional executive committees, the Minsk Gorispolkom performing state powers of authority in the field of culture, and subordinated to Ministry of culture the state organizations.

3. In the activities the Ministry of culture is guided by the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, the Code of the Republic of Belarus about culture, this Provision and other acts of the legislation.

4. The main objectives of Ministry of culture are:

4.1. carrying out state policy in the field of culture and implementation of public administration in this sphere;

4.2. determination of general strategy of development of the sphere of culture;

4.3. ensuring preserving, development, distribution and (or) promoting of the Belarusian national culture and language;

4.4. providing the rights and freedoms, protection of legitimate interests of citizens in the field of culture;

4.5. assistance to ensuring general availability of cultural activities and cultural benefits, to increase in their quality;

4.6. creation of conditions for development of legal entities of all patterns of ownership performing cultural activities;

4.7. rendering the methodical help with implementation of cultural activities to the organizations of culture and to other subjects of cultural activities;

4.8. ensuring preparation, retraining and advanced training of cultural workers, pedagogical employees of organizations of education in the field of culture, development and implementation of measures for social protection of cultural workers and creative specialists;

4.9. implementation of cooperation with bodies of territorial public self-government, public associations, including creative unions, and other legal entities, citizens, including individual entrepreneurs;

4.10. assistance to development of cultures of national communities which live in the Republic of Belarus;

4.11. implementation of international cooperation in the field of culture, ensuring support of Belarusians of the abroad in the field of culture.

5. The Ministry of culture according to the tasks assigned to it performs the following functions:

5.1. develops and realizes the state programs directed to preserving, development, distribution and (or) promoting of culture, participates in development and implementation of other programs;

5.2. analyzes condition and predicts tendencies of development of the sphere of culture, prepares offers on the directions of its state support;

5.3. coordinates organization activity of culture and other organizations performing cultural activities, all patterns of ownership and subordination for the purpose of population requirements satisfaction in the cultural benefits;

5.4. develops at the request of the President of the Republic of Belarus, National assembly of the Republic of Belarus, Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus and on own initiative projects of legislative and other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Belarus;

5.5. in accordance with the established procedure and within competence publishes regulatory legal acts;

5.6. develops recommendations about enhancement of content, forms and methods of cultural activities, revival, preserving and development of national cultural traditions, customs, ceremonies, traditions of national art crafts, the organizations of cultural rest (free time) of the population and provides their realization, and also rendering the methodical help to subjects of cultural activities;

5.7. supports the creative initiatives of the population which are not contradicting the current legislation, promotes creation and activities of the creative unions and other public associations in the field of culture;

5.8. conducts the work directed to creation and promotion of highly artistic works of art, acquires for the state organizations of culture and organizations of education in the field of culture of the work musical, theatrical, choreographic, circus, graphic, monumental, arts and crafts and fiction, design, drama works and property rights on them;

5.9. places at subjects of cultural activities social and creative orders for creation of new works of fiction and art, execution, the organization and holding cultural actions, rendering other services and performance of works in the field of culture;

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