Quadrennial Periodic Report
Czechia (Czech Republic) 2022

Quadrennial Periodic Report - katerina.starkova - 06/20/2022 - 11:38

General Information

Technical Information

Name of Party: 
Czechia (Czech Republic)
Date of Ratification: 
2010
Officially Designated Point of Contact of the Convention: 

QPR Stakeholder

Title: 
Mr.
Address: 
Jiri Pilip
Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic
Maltezske nam. 1
11801 Praha 1
Czech Republic
Phone Number: 
+420 257 085 466
Email: 
Jiri.Pilip@mkcr.cz
Describe the multi-stakeholder consultation process established for the preparation of this report, including consultations with relevant ministries, public institutions, local governments and civil society organizations.: 

Over the past 4 years, there have been consultations with relevant professional associations regarding the contribution of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic to projects that have contributed to the public cultural service. During the completation of the QPR, there was also a cooperation with the Czech Statistical Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Contributory organisations of the Ministry of Culture also intervened to the debate on cultural policy.

Executive summary: 

One of the main goals in the implementation of the Convention is the Status of the Artist, which the Czech Republic would like to adopt by 2025, the second segnificant priority is the further development of the Cultural and Creative Industries.

Contact details of the stakeholders involved in the preparation of the quadrennial periodic report (QPR). Please also include the contact details of the civil society organizations (CSOs) if they have contributed to the QPR drafting, including through the CSO form.: 
Organization typeOrganizationEmailWebsite
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Theatre Institute
pavla.petrova@idu.cz
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Cultural and Creative Industry Section of Czech Chamber of Commerce
office@komora.cz
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Union of Employers' Associations of the Czech Republic
info@uzs.cz
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Palacký University Olomouc
e-podatelna@upol.cz

Goal 1 - Support Sustainable Systems of Governance for Culture

Cultural and Creative Sectors

A Ministry (or agency with ministerial status) is responsible for cultural and creative sectors: 
YES
Regional, provincial or local governments or administrations have decentralised responsibilities for policies and measures promoting the cultural and creative sectors:: 
NO
Regulatory frameworks and sector specific laws, policies and/or strategies supporting the cultural and creative industries have been revised or adopted during the last 4 years: 
YES
If YES, has at least one of them been designed through interministerial cooperation (involving different government departments responsible for policy areas, such as communication, education, ICT, trade, foreign affairs, labor, finance): 
-
Specific education and training programmes in the arts and the cultural and creative sectors are established, including: 
Digital literacy programmes for creation and experimentation
Cinema/Audiovisual arts
Cultural management
Design
Media arts
Music
Performing arts
Visual arts
Tertiary and university education degrees in
Cinema/audiovisual arts
Cultural management
Design
Digital cultural and creative sectors
Media arts
Music
Performing arts
Publishing
Visual arts
Specific measures and programmes have been implemented over the last 4 years to: 
Support job creation in the cultural and creative sectors
Encourage the formalization and growth of micro/small and medium-sized cultural enterprises
Statistical offices or research bodies have produced data during the last 4 years: 
related to cultural and creative sectors
evaluating cultural policies
Share of cultural and creative sectors in Gross Domestic Product (GDP): 
2.20%
2019
Please provide whenever possible disaggregated data by sector: 
2,2 % (according to Czech culture satellite account definition) includes production of cultural economic activities defined by CZ-NACE + cultural production of non-cultural activities defined by CZ-NACE - year 2019 Share of the subgroups of the total cultural Gross Domestic Product (rough estimate) • Cultural Heritage: 10 % • Performing arts: 8 % • Visual Arts: 4 % • Publishing: 12 % • Media Arts: / Cinema & Audio arts 25 % • Architecture: 12 % • Advertising: 20 % • Art education: 7 % • Not specified above: 2 % Year: 2019
Share of employment in the cultural and creative sectors: 
39.00%
2019
Please provide whenever possible disaggregated data by sector, age, sex and type of employment: 
Sector: Cultural Heritage: 12 % Performing arts: 8 % Visual Arts: 10 % Publishing: 14 % Media Arts: / Cinema & Audio arts 7 % Architecture: 11 % Advertising: 12 % Art education: 7 % Not specified above: 19 % Sex: Male: 49 % Female: 51 % Age: 15-29: 14 % 30-44: 42 % 45-59: 32 % 60+: 12 % data for 2019
Total public budget for culture (in USD): 
1,900,000,000USD
2019
Please provide whenever possible the share allocated by cultural sectors/domains (in %): 
Cultural Heritage: 38,2 % Performing arts: 15,8 % Visual Arts: 0,2 % Publishing: 0,1 % Media Arts: / Cinema & Audio arts 3,3 % Architecture: 0,0 % Advertising: 0,0 % Art education: 15,6 % Not specified above: 23,8
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Strategy for Development Support of Culture and Creative Industries

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Design
Music
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The main target is to support and develop the CCIs in Czechia. The strategy solves the problems caused by pandemic covid-19. This document states strategic framework of Czech Ministry of Culture. The strategy is to be implemented from years 2022 to 2025. The document newly defines culture and creative industries and suggests main goals and the way to implement them. Development support of CCIs shall contribute to meet goals of national recovery plan.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Constitution of interdepartmental working groups. First subsidies for mobility of creative workers, revitalization and building of culture and creative centers, data collection and local strategies of development of CCS. Other subsidies are being prepared for digitalization and creative education.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
347 000 000 USD in next 3-4 years (cca 8 billion CZK)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Cultural and Creative Industry Section of Czech Chamber of Commerce
Type of entity: 
Private Sector

Subsidy for mobility of creative workers

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Design
Music
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The aim of the grant program is to support projects with a foreign reach in 2022, which will be aimed at supporting the mobility and skills development of professional artists and professional artistic and technical staff.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The subsidy has been launched
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
2 615 293 USD
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Contributory organizations of the Ministry of Culture
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Subsidy for revitalization and building of culture and creative centers

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Design
Music
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The main goal is to ensure the development of the cultural and creative sector in Czechia. Ministry of Culture emphasizes ensuring cross-sectoral cooperation and developing the innovation potential of the cultural and creative sector, streamlining or increasing the sustainability of cultural infrastructure, and encouraging individual stakeholders to cooperate in the implementation and sustainability of the project. The aim of the investment is to create at least fifteen cultural and creative centers that will ensure the balanced development of the cultural and creative sector throughout the whole country.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The subsidy has been launched.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
118 million USD
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Regional municipalities
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Subsidy for data collection of CCIs and for creating of local strategies of development of CCS

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Design
Music
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The programme is designed to support the development of regional strategic and conceptual materials and the development of cultural policies, and to support data collection and mapping of cultural and creative industries in the regions. Another goal is to obtain data analysis that will serve the public administration for the development of activities aimed at supporting CCS in the regions, including networking of economically active subjects in CCIs, to develop CCS subsidy infrastructure and to support specific cultural and creative industries in the regions.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The subsidy has been launched.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
1 307 635 USD
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Cultural and Creative Industry Section of Czech Chamber of Commerce
Type of entity: 
Private Sector
Name of partner: 
Union of Employers' Associations of the Czech Republic
Type of entity: 
Private Sector
Name of partner: 
Participation between Ministry of Culture and universities sector on cooperation with universities has been held in 2022 May on topic CCIs statistics led by Palacký University Olomouc
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Media Diversity

Public service media has a legal or statutory remit to promote a diversity of cultural expressions: 
YES
Policies and measures promote content diversity in programming by supporting: 
Regional and/or local broadcasters
Linguistic diversity in media programming
Community programming for marginalised groups (e.g. indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees, etc.)
Socio-cultural programming (e.g. children, youth, people with disabilities, etc.)
Domestic content regulations for audio-visual media exist (e.g. quotas for production or distribution requirements for national films, TV series or music on radio): 
NO
Regulatory authority(ies) monitoring media exist: 
YES
If YES, please provide the name and year of establishment of the regulatory authority(ies): 
The Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting (RRTV) of the Czech Republic, 1992
If YES, these regulatory authority(ies) monitor: 
Public media
Community media
Private sector media
Online media
If YES, these regulatory authority(ies) are responsible for: 
Issuing licenses to broadcasters, content providers, platforms
Receiving and addressing public complaints such as online harassment, fake news, hate speech, etc.
Monitoring cultural (including linguistic) obligations
Monitoring gender equality in the media
Monitoring diversity in media ownership (diversity of ownership structures, transparency of ownership rules, limits on ownership concentration, etc.)
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Draft law on video sharing platform services and amendments to certain related acts (Video Sharing Platform Services Act)

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Media Arts
Music
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The aim of the draft law is to increase the protection of consumers and minors, to increase the transparency of the environment and legal certainty, to set uniform conditions for media market operators, and to reduce the administrative burden, in response to technological developments, the convergence of technologies and services towards the delivery of content via the Internet protocol, the expansion of the range of technological means for receiving audiovisual services in the home, social and cultural changes, the fact that children are increasingly making their own decisions about what to watch and the integration of the internal European market.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
YES
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The expected positive impact will mainly take the form of increased protection for consumers and minors, better access to European works, including for VOD services, and better access to content for people with visual and hearing impairments.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
4,44 mil. CZK pa , 197 000 USD pa.
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
The Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting (RRTV) of the Czech Republic
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Digital Environment

Policies, measures or mechanisms are in place to support the digital transformation of cultural and creative industries and institutions (e.g. funding for digitization of analogue industries): 
YES
Policies or measures have been introduced to ensure vibrant domestic digital cultural and creative industries markets with a diversity of e-players of all sizes (e.g. fair remuneration rules; control market concentration; prevention of monopolies of digital content providers/distributors or their algorithms that potentially restrict the diversity of cultural expressions, etc.):: 
YES
Policies and measures have been implemented to enhance access to and discoverability of domestically produced cultural content in the digital environment (e.g. action plans or policies for digital content pluralism, public support to cultural or artistic portals in specific languages, national or regional online distribution platforms for domestic content, etc.): 
YES
Measures and initiatives have been implemented to promote digital creativity and competencies of artists and other cultural professionals working with new technologies (e.g. spaces for experimentation, incubators, etc.): 
YES
Statistics or studies with recent data on access to digital media, including on the type of cultural content available through digital media, are available: 
YES
Percentage of the population with subscriptions to online cultural content providers (e.g. Netflix, Spotify, Amazon, etc.): 
12.00%
2019
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Creative Czechia Website Modernisation

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
The Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Cultural and Creative Industries Unit
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Design
Media Arts
Music
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
Creative Czechia is a web portal (www.kreativnicesko.cz) and a platform devoted to the cultural and creative industries (“CCI”) that provides information on the CCI in order to help build awareness of their importance for society and the economy. Creative Czechia is managed by the Theatre Institute (IDU), a state-subsidized organization established by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, who also coordinates a platform for organisations and individuals who are engaged in projects designed to support the cultural and creative industries. The website publishes interesting articles, interviews, and links to important studies, publications, and events. It also contains the most important outcomes from the five-year research project ‘Mapping the Cultural and Creative Industries in the Czech Republic’ (2011 – 2015). Creative Czechia also organises meetings and events where participants can share experiences and search for best practices for supporting the cultural and creative industries. Creative Czechia inspires the development of strategic solutions on the local and national level. During the second half of the year 2022, the website Creative Czechia will be redesigned in order to extend its functionalities such as setting of the funding finder for the cultural and creative actors, presenting of comprehensive information about the new National Subsidy Creative Vouchers Programme to support interlinking small and medium-sized enterprises with creative service providers on national level and establishing the National Creative Database for all creative service providers interested in providing their creative services in this Programme that last until the year 2025. The Creative Czechia Website Modernisation is planned to be continuously developing until the end of 2025. The implementation of the policy/measure is supported with the financial support from The National Recovery and Resilience Plan Next Generation EU.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
YES
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
At this time, the National Creative Database tool is putting into operation to support the newly announced National Subsidy Creative Vouchers Programme.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
We are budgeting USD 653,367 to develop, operate and grow the website by the end of 2025....
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Higher self-governing Territorial Units (Regions)
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
CzechInvest
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
The Theatre Institute
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
The South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC)
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Moravian - Silesian Innovation Centre Ostrava
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Innovation Centre of Olomouc Region
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Technology Innovation Center Zlín
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Regional Development Agency of the Pilsen Region
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Central Bohemian Innovation Center (SIC)
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
The Innovation Centre of the Usti Region
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Partnering with Civil Society

Professional organizations and/or trade unions representing artists and/or cultural professionals in the following sectors exist in your country (i.e. federation of musicians, publishers unions, etc.): 
Cinema/Audiovisual arts
Design
Media Arts
Music
Publishing
Visual Arts
Performing Arts
Public funding schemes supporting CSOs involvement in promoting the diversity of cultural expressions exist: 
YES
Training and mentoring opportunities were organized or supported by public authorities during the last 4 years to build skills on communication, advocacy and/or fundraising of civil society organizations involved in the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions: 
YES
Dialogue mechanisms between public authorities and CSOs for cultural policy making and/or monitoring have been implemented during the last 4 years (meetings, working groups, etc.): 
YES
If YES, please provide up to 2 examples: 
In the past 4 years, the Ministry has supported educational events for professional artists across artistic disciplines, either through direct support or through the contributory organizations of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.
Policies and measures promoting the diversity of cultural expressions have been elaborated in consultation with CSOs during the last 4 years: 
YES
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Status of the Artist

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic
The Theatre Institute
Czech music community
Academy of Music sciences
New Network
Institute of lighting design
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Design
Media Arts
Music
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The status of the artist is a key area for the further development of the cultural and creative sector and is a direct response to the crisis. It also represents one of the Council's six key priorities under the Working Plan for Culture 2019-2022 (i.e. an ecosystem supporting artists and workers of the cultural and creative industries and European content). As such, the status of the artist contributes to the European pillar of social rights and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN (SDG 8 and SDG 10). Last but not least, it should be noted that the cultural and creative sector is an essential sector for youth and women's employment.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
YES
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Negotiations are currently under way with civil society and the law should be adopted by the end of 2025.
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Czech Music Community
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
New Network
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
Dance Prague
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
Institute of Arts - Theatre Institute
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Institute of lighting Design
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
Faculty of Music and Dance, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Janacek Academy of Performing Arts
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
SE.S.TA Choreographic Development Centre
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)

Goal 2 - Achieve a Balanced Flow of Cultural Goods and Services and Increase the Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals

Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals

Please indicate if the following policies and measures exist in your country: 
Policies and measures supporting the outward mobility of artists and cultural professionals (e.g. export offices, support for participation in international cultural markets for cultural professionals, etc.)
Please indicate if the following operational programmes have been developed or supported/funded by public authorities during the last 4 years: 
Information resources or training services providing practical guidance to facilitate the mobility of cultural professionals (e.g. Internet platforms)
Infrastructure (e.g. arts residencies, cultural institutes, etc.) having a mandate to promote the diversity of cultural expressions and hosting a large number of foreign artists, notably from developing countries
Major cultural events (e.g. cultural seasons, festivals, cultural industries markets, etc.) having a mandate to promote the diversity of cultural expressions and hosting a large number of foreign artists, notably from developing countries
Please indicate if the following mobility funds (e.g. scholarships, travel grants, etc.) have been managed or supported by public authorities during the last 4 years: 
Public funds supporting the outward mobility of national or resident artists and other cultural professionals
Public funds supporting the inward mobility of foreign artists and other cultural professionals, notably from developing countries
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Foreign professionals at events in the Czech Republic

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
The Theatre Institute
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Music
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
It supports the participation of foreign experts, lecturers and personalities in festivals and events in the Czech Republic that present contemporary Czech theatre, dance and music, and in projects that develop the Czech performing arts and contemporary music scene. Through consultations of the PerformCzech and SoundCzech Dramaturgical Councils and foreign partners, it cooperates in the selection of personalities whose presence at events in the Czech Republic enriches the Czech cultural and professional public and spreads information and knowledge about Czech performing arts and the reputation of Czech culture abroad. The programme includes professional and artistic programmes for foreign dramaturgs, critics, presenters and curators working in the music and performing arts sector in the Czech Republic, such as the Czech Theatre and Dance Showcase at the Prague Quadrennial or the Prague Visitors' Programme.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
YES
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The programme includes professional and artistic programmes for foreign dramaturgs, critics, presenters and curators working in the music and performing arts sector in the Czech Republic, such as the Czech Theatre and Dance Showcase at the Prague Quadrennial or the Prague Visitors' Programme.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
No data
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Czech Dance Platform,
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
Mime Fest Polička
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
Bazaar Festival
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
International Theatre Festival
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
Akcent – International Festival of Documentary Theatre
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
Czech Music Crossroads
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
Mateřinka International Festival of Puppetry Theatre
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
Nouvelle Prague
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
Czeching
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)

Flow of Cultural Goods and Services

Export strategies or measures to support the distribution of cultural goods and services outside your country exist for the following cultural domains: 
Cinema/Audiovisual arts
Design
Media Arts
Music
Publishing
Visual Arts
Performing Arts
Your country has granted or benefited from preferential treatment* to support a balanced exchange of cultural goods and services in the last 4 years: 
-
If YES, please provide up to 2 examples: 
-
Your country has provided or benefited in the last 4 years from Aid for Trade support, a form of Official Development Assistance (ODA), that helped to build capacities to formulate trade policies, participate in negotiating and implementing agreements that provide a special status to cultural goods and services: 
-
If YES, please provide up to 2 examples: 
-
Value of direct foreign investment in creative and cultural industries (in USD): 
0USD
Relevant Policies and Measures: 
-

Treaties and agreements

Multilateral or bilateral trade and/or investment agreements providing a special status to cultural goods and/or services have been signed during the last 4 years or are under negociation: 
NO
Multilateral or bilateral agreements including specific provisions providing a special status to cultural goods and services and digital products in the field of e-commerce have been signed during the last 4 years or are under negotiation: 
NO
Multilateral or bilateral agreements, declarations and/or strategies on relevant policy issues for the diversity of cultural expressions (e.g. education, digital, intellectual property, sustainable development, gender equality, etc.) signed or amended to take into account the objectives or principles of the Convention during the last 4 years: 
NO
Relevant Policies and Measures: 
-

Goal 3 - Integrate Culture in Sustainable Development Frameworks

National Sustainable Development Policies & Plans

National sustainable development plans and strategies recognize the strategic role of: 
Culture (in general)
Creativity and innovation
Cultural and creative industries
Please rate from 1 to 4 the type of outcomes expected by the inclusion of culture in national sustainable development plans and strategies 1 most often expected outcome 4 least expected outcome): 
Economic (e.g. employment, trade, intellectual property, cultural and creative industries, rural and territorial development): 
2
Social (e.g. social cohesion and inclusion, inequality and poverty reduction, values and identity, vulnerable and minority groups, empowerment and human capital, education): 
2
Environmental (e.g. natural resources, reducing environmental impact of cultural industries and practices): 
2
Cultural (e.g. cultural infrastructure, participation and access to culture, innovation, artists support): 
2
Public cultural bodies and agencies responsible for culture or creative industries are involved in the design and implementation of sustainable development policies and plans (i.e. participate in coordination mechanisms such as joint planning committees): 
YES
Cultural industry-led regeneration initiatives and projects at the regional, urban and/or rural levels have been implemented in the last 4 years: 
YES
Policies and measures facilitate participation in cultural life and access to diverse cultural facilities and expressions, notably addressing the needs of disadvantaged or vulnerable groups (e.g. via reduced entrance fees; audience development, arts education and audiences awareness-raising): 
YES
Latest data on cultural participation rates by socio demographic variables (sex/age groups/rural- urban/income levels/education levels): 
No data
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

State cultural policy

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Design
Media Arts
Music
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The National Cultural Policy represents a new strategic framework for the role of culture and creativity in the Czech Republic. This is not just a strategy of the Ministry of Culture for a new era, but a fundamental change in the approach to culture, creativity and art. The overall objective is a broader concept of culture and creativity as a cross-sectoral area that is an integral part of society and the economy. The need for this transformation has been particularly emphasised by the current ongoing pandemic that has hit the cultural and creative sector extremely hard. In order to renew it, the role of the Ministry of Culture must be extended to be a good manager of the entire sector and not just of a selected part of it, as has been the case so far. A broad conception of culture and its cross-sectoral nature is an essential part of the renewal of the cultural and creative sector, as highlighted by the current European strategy. During the pandemic, the need to link culture and creativity to business, regional development and social areas arose more clearly, but also with the education system and health care. The Ministry of Culture must therefore be a good partner for the rest of the public administration and the private sector. State cultural policy therefore sets the general direction for culture, creativity and the arts for the next five years and serves as a basis for public and private sector cooperation in this area. The participatory nature of the preparation and the style of the whole document corresponds to the new approach to the elaboration of the State Cultural Policy. This method of processing does not change the core activity of the Ministry of Culture. Even with regard to its scope, the State Cultural Policy does not replace sectoral concepts and strategies. These are thoroughly described, in particular, in the core of the current activities of the Ministry of Culture, and the State Cultural Policy is complementary to them. The first three objectives of the State Cultural Policy focus on the more traditional areas of the Ministry of Culture. The other three develop new areas and increase the capacity of the Ministry to effectively manage the cultural and creative sector.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Objective 1: Increasing the availability and accessibility of culture Objective 2: Effective care of cultural heritage Objective 3: Development of living art Objective 4: Development of cultural and creative industries Objective 5: Areas of cross-sectoral cooperation Objective 6 is the final and key goal for the implementation of the National Cultural Policy. This is a transformation of the Ministry of Culture to increase its capacity to promote the wider role of culture and effectively support the whole cultural and creative sector.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
1 043 296 817 USD.
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Theatre Institute
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

International Cooperation for Sustainable Development

Your country has contributed to or benefited from the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) during the last 4 years: 
YES, my country has contributed to the IFCD
Development cooperation strategies, including South-South cooperation strategies, recognize the strategic role of creativity and diverse cultural expressions: 
NO
If YES, please provide the name(s) of the strategy and year(s) of adoption: 
-
Your country manages multi- and/or bilateral technical assistance and capacity building cooperation programmes supporting: 
Cultural policy development and implementation in developing countries
Value of the total national contribution to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (in USD): 
10,499.00
2021
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

National Recovery Plan - Status of the Artist - Call No. 1/2022 Mobility I.

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic
Theatre Institute
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Design
Music
Performing Arts
Publishing
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The „Mobility I.“ call is addressed to the State Contributory Organisations (hereinafter referred to as "SCOs") established by the Ministry of Culture. The aim of the grant programme is to support projects with a foreign focus in 2022, which will be aimed at supporting the mobility and skills development of professional artists and professional artistic and technical staff. This programme is intended for the following purposes: 1) Presentation of cultural and creative sector actors abroad 2) Preparation of the presentation of cultural and creative sector actors abroad 3) Professional conferences, seminars and workshops in the field of the cultural and creative sector with an international scope aimed at promoting skills development and networking 4) Preparation of professional conferences, seminars and workshops in the field of the cultural and creative sector with an international scope aimed at promoting skills development and networking 5) Support for creative residency and study abroad programmes for cultural and creative sector professionals
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The intention is to support educational, presentation and networking activities of professionals from cultural and creative industries operating in the Czech Republic/EU towards developing foreign cooperation, information exchange and skills development according to the approved Strategy for the Development and Support of Cultural and Creative Industries and the State Cultural Policy.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
2 601 118 USD
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Theatre Institute
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Goal 4 - Promote Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Gender Equality

Ministries, governmental agencies and/or parliamentary bodies in charge of gender equality: 
Exist but are not relevant for artists and cultural professionals
Policies and measures to support the full participation of women in cultural life have been implemented during the last 4 years: 
NO
Policies and measures have been adopted to support the recognition and advancement of women as artists, cultural professionals and/or creative entrepreneurs, (e.g. ensure equal pay for equal work or equal access to funding, coaching or mentoring schemes, anti-discrimination measures, etc.): 
NO
Data is regularly collected and disseminated to monitor: 
-
Percentage of total public funds given to female artists and cultural producers: 
0.00%
Percentage of women/men in decision-making /managerial positions in public and private cultural and media: 
no data
Percentage of works from female/male artists displayed / projected in important festivals of the arts and cultural industries (film, book publishing, music industry etc.): 
no data
Percentage of women receiving art national prizes/awards: 
0.00%
Percentage of women participation in cultural activities: 
0.00%
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Gender Equality Strategy for 2021 - 2030

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Government Council for Gender Equality - Gender Equality Department
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Design
Media Arts
Music
Performing Arts
Publishing
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
In particular, the Government Council: a) discusses and recommends to the Government basic policies for conceptual directions in the procedure of promoting equality of women and men; b) coordinates main directions of ministerial policies in the area of gender equality; c) sets a range of priorities for ministerial projects supporting equal opportunities for women and men; d) identifies current problems in society related to gender equality; e) evaluates the effectiveness of measures taken towards equality between women and men.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
- strengthening justice in society, i.e. equal share in decision-making, access to resources and care, • support for protection of human rights and respect to these rights, • strengthening principles of non-discrimination and equal opportunities for all, • more participative decisions involving entire society, • economic growth, better competitiveness and performance of economy as well as labor market, • demographic growth of population, • increase in/of total happiness with management of society in broad social context (so-called wellbeing), • ensuring compliance with the rule of law of the Czech Republic, in particular legal regulations focusing on equality and non-discrimination, eventually also possibility to promote improvement of legislation,
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
no data
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 
In relation to the gender employment gap, it can be concluded that the past decade has been characterised by a gradual increase in the employment rate of women. Since 2011, with the exception of 2014, the number of employed women has grown faster than the number of employed men. The reason for the higher growth dynamics of the employment rate of women compared to that of men lies mainly in the long-term high employment rate of men in the Czech Republic, and thus the higher initial values of the employment rate of men compared to the employment rate of women. Between the 2nd quarter of 2008 and the 1st quarter of 2019, the employment rate of women aged 20 to 64 increased from the initial 62.9% to 72.7%, i.e., by 9.8 pp, while in the same period, the employment rate of men of the same age increased from the initial 81.9% to 87.3%, i.e., by 5.4 p In addition to the growth of the employment rate of women, the educational structure of the population has also been changing in recent years. There has been a significant increase in the number of employees with a university degree especially with respect to women, with their share increasing by 11.5 percentage points between 2008 and 2019, from a starting point of 15.8%, to 27.3%. Throughout the reference period, this proportion is higher than that for men, in whose case it rose to 23% from the same starting point of 15.8%. SOURCE: https://www.vlada.cz/assets/ppov/gcfge/Gender-Equality-Strategy-2021-2030.pdfv
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Members of the Government of the Czech Republic
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Chairpersons of the relevant central government authorities in cooperation with public administration and partner subjects which are in particular NGOs, academic workplaces, trade unions and employers organizations

Artistic Freedom

The constitution and/or national regulatory frameworks formally acknowledge: 
The right for all citizens to take part in cultural life without restrictions
Independent bodies are established to receive complaints and/or monitor violations and restrictions to artistic freedom: 
YES
Initiatives to protect artists at risk or in exile have been developed or supported by public authorities during the last 4 years (e.g. providing safe houses, guidance and training, etc.): 
NO
Measures and initiatives intended to ensure transparent decision-making on government funding/ state grants and awards for artists exist (e.g. through independent committees, etc.): 
YES
Social protection measures that take the professional status of artists into account have been adopted or revised in the last 4 years (e.g. health insurance, retirement schemes, unemployment benefits, etc.): 
NO
Economic measures that take the status of artists into account have been adopted or revised in the last 4 years (e.g. collective agreements, income tax and other regulatory frameworks, etc.): 
NO
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

ArtsCzech

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Theatre Institute in Prague
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Design
Media Arts
Music
Performing Arts
Publishing
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
ArtsCzech is an online guide designed for international artists, organisations, art managers, general public, and also foreigners living in the Czech Republic. It provides key information about the Czech contemporary art scene.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
YES
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The web is divided according to the needs and focus of individual art fields. Each art field is introduced by a text and links enabling you to discover more and connect with other organisations and professionals. It focuses on possibilities of arts support, such as residencies and grants, for which we provide Funding section. It also aim to present good practices and inspiration for designing international projects in the Project section. This web publish news and events related to the Czech professional art scene; the most interesting ones are being sent quarterly in Newsletter.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
No data
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Measures and Initiatives reported by Civil Society Organizations

Describe how the CSO form has been used to promote collaboration with CSOs in the preparation of this report, including the distribution of the form and the modalities of collection and analysis of the information received. Please indicate the percentage of measures and initiatives received that have been considered as relevant by the Party and included in the QPR.: 
Over the past 4 years, consultations on cultural funding have been conducted through professional artist associations. These included the Czech Association of Festivals, the Festival Association, etc. We, as the Czech Republic, have also begun the process of negotiating with the professional community regarding the 1984 Status of the Artist Act. Both governmental and non-governmental organisations as well as professional associations have been involved in this process.
GOAL 1 - Support sustainable systems of governance for culture: 
-
GOAL 2 - Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase the mobility of artists and cultural professionals: 
-
GOAL 3 - Integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks: 
-
GOAL 4 - Promote human rights and fundamental freedoms: 
-
On the basis of the analysis of the responses provided through the CSO form, present up to ten main priorities of CSOs to implement the Convention over the next four years.: 
On the basis of the analysis of the responses provided through the CSO form, present up to ten main priorities of CSOs to implement the Convention over the next four years.

Emerging Transversal Issues

Relevant Policies and Measures: 
-

Challenges and Achievements

Describe the main results achieved to implement the Convention (at least one major achievement in one of the four goals): 
One of the primary achievements is the preparation of the implementation of the 1984 Status of the Artist Act and the establishment of the Cultural and Creative Industries Department of the Ministry of Culture
Describe the main challenges encountered to implement the Convention and the main solutions found or envisaged to overcome them: 
The main obstacle to the implementation of the 1984 Status of the Artist Act and the concept of Cultural Creative Industries is national legislation which is not familiar with these concepts. These legal norms will have to be implemented into national law.
Describe the steps planned in the next four years to further implement the Convention and the priority areas identified for future policy action based on the conclusions of the current reporting process: 
The main priorities include the completion of the Status of the Artist Act and the development of the Cultural and Creative Industries.

Annexes

Please upload relevant documents (law, policy, agreement, regulation, strategy, etc.), studies and statistics in PDF format related to the implementation of the 4 goals and the 11 areas of monitoring of the Convention in your country. The documents should have been produced during the reporting period covered by this periodic report. Please provide the title and a description of the main content of the document in English or French.: 
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Submission

Designated official signing the report: 
Title: 
Ms.
First name: 
Kateřina
Family name: 
Stárková
Organization: 
Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic
Position: 
Section of Relations with UNESCO
Date of submission: 
2022
Electronic Signature: