Ministry of Culture and Sport (Spain)

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Ministry of Culture and Sport
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José Girao, current Minister of Culture and Sport
Agency overview
Preceding agency
  • Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport
Type Ministerio
Jurisdiction Spanish government
Headquarters Casa de las Sietes Chimeneas, 1 Plaza del Rey, Madrid
Annual budget 1.505.838.910 €, 2009[1]
Agency executive
Headquarters of the Ministry of Culture and Sport

The Ministry of Culture and Sport (Spanish: Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte) of Spain is the government department of the Spanish government responsible for the promotion, protection and dissemination of the Spanish historical heritage, national museums, art, books, reading and literary creation, of cinematographic and audiovisual activities and of state books and libraries.

It's also responsible ofr the promotion and dissemination of culture in Spanish, as well as the promotion of cultural cooperation actions and, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, of international relations in the field of culture. Likewise, the Ministry of Culture and Sports is responsible for the proposal and execution of the Government's policy on sport.[2]

The current Culture and Sport Minister, since June 7, 2018, is José Guirao, an important art expert and cultural manager.[3]


  • The Directorate-General for Cultural Industries and Cooperation.[2]
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for the Promotion of Cultural Industries and Patronage.
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for Cooperation and International Promotion of Culture.
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for Intellectual Property.
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for Cultural Cooperation with the Autonomous Communities.
  • The Directorate-General for Fine Arts.
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for the Protection of Historical Heritage.
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for State Museums.
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain.
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for the Promotion of Fine Arts.
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for the State Archives.
  • The Directorate-General for Books and Promotion of Reading.
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for the Promotion of Books, Reading and Spanish Literature.
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for Library Coordination.
  • The Undersecretariat of Culture.
    • The General Technical Secretariat.
  • The National Sports Council.
    • The Directorate-General for Sports.

Public organisms under direction of Ministry of Culture and Sport:

List of Ministers of Culture

Awards given out

Established in 1975 and first presented in 1976, the Ministry of Culture awards the Miguel de Cervantes Prize each year to honour the lifetime achievement of an outstanding writer in the Spanish language.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Budget of Ministry of Culture (2009) (in spanish)
  2. ^ a b "Royal Decree 817/2018, of July 6, by which the basic organic structure of the Ministry of Culture and Sport is developed". Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  3. ^ "José Guirao, nuevo Ministro de Cultura y de Deporte tras la dimisión de Màxim Huerta". La Vanguardia. 2018-06-13. Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  4. ^ "Cervantes Prize | award". 2014-11-25. Retrieved 2017-02-27.

External links

  • Official site of the Spanish Ministry of Culture (in Spanish)
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