A report on cultural policy in Poland: “City DNA: Urban and Cultural policies 2016”
The Res Publica Foundation has just published the first research project on cultural policies in Poland that presents data on a national scale. Poland's 99 largest cities, more than 1,300 budget documents, and more than 1,300 residents’ opinions have been examined and analyzed. The study found only one third of civil servants have a positive opinion on the usefulness of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. There are also enormous disproportions in the allocation of the budget (some cities can keep their expenditure on culture on an average 7,9%, while others must satisfy with an average of 1,6%). The document includes analysis of the current process of development of culture by Polish public authorities as well as case studies of cultural policies in specific zones.