Jordan/ 2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy  

2.3 Cultural policy objectives

If we considered the culture development plan as a base for cultural policies, the objectives would be as follows.

Main objectives

  • Boost the national identity of Jordan by launching projects that consider cultural and artistic creativity a keystone to disseminate a conscious, responsible and inclusive culture.
  • Develop the infrastructure of the culture and arts sector in all fields by maintaining a balance between the government sector, civil society institutions and the private sector.
  • Develop and update the institutional structure of the Ministry of Culture to be consistent with the Royal vision and with the government reform program, and develop the Ministry's HR.

Secondary objectives

  • Restructure the Ministry of Culture in order to guarantee a sufficient autonomy that reduces the current level of centralisation.
  • Restore the directorates of culture in all governorates, starting with the directorates on a regional level, and provide the necessary infrastructure.
  • Transform to a decentralised system by giving the directorates of culture at regional and municipal levels more jurisdictions in regard to planning and managing cultural activities and providing the necessary HR training.
  • Create a fund to support culture with contributions from the public and private sectors.
  • Institutionalise the support provided to the various cultural organisations and activities.
  • Boost Jordan's role in the Arab and international cultural movement and achieve a Jordanian presence in the cultural and artistic activities at Arab and international levels.
  • Support cultural tourism in Jordan by staging annual festivals.
  • Market the Jordanian cultural product overseas.
  • Promote investment in the cultural sector.

Chapter published: 04-05-2016