Free State of Saxony: Amendment of 11 April 2018 to Saxony’s Cultural Areas Act (Kulturraumgesetz)

Land parliament and government of the Free State of Saxony
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Developing longer-term governance guidelines and in some cases legislation to underpin robust cultural infrastructure that fosters the diversity of cultural expression with due consideration to demographic and digital change

Target groups:
Inhabitants of each Land; stakeholders funding, creating and/or interested in cultural content; volunteers; museum staff and sponsors (local and Land authorities, foundations, associations)

Expected results:
* Taking stock of varying situations in different fields of action
* Setting out funding lines and instruments in a transparent manner
* Laying foundations for sustainable cultural policy, cultural development and cultural promotion
* Identifying and preserving the public's cultural interests
* Inspiring, expanding and consolidating collaborations and networks
* Improving cultural sites and enriching the cultural scene
* Strengthening diversity and participation
* Intensifying the discourse on cultural policy
* Establishing the objectives of cultural policy and measures well ahead of time, so that the relevant stakeholders can plan
* Boosting cultural diversity nationwide
* Generating a broad basis of data for informed decisions in cultural policy
* Intensifying dialogue among museums, sponsors, the museums association and the relevant Land; expanding opportunities for cooperation and networks; promoting and strengthening the voluntary sector

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Evaluation conducted in 2015 and law found to have proven effective (available for download at; Saxony's Cultural Areas Act (Kulturraumgesetz) amended on 11 April 2018; annual budget for equalising the culture-funding burden between the Free State of Saxony and local government bodies in rural areas increased by EU8 million to a total of EU94.7 million

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)