The Ministry of Culture symbolizes the national and international advancement of culture in the Kingdom. The Ministry will preserve the Kingdom’s historical past and promote a culturally rich future that fosters art and culture.
The Ministry was created on the 2nd June 2018 by Royal Order A/217, under the leadership of His Highness Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, the Kingdom’s first dedicated Minister of Culture.
The Ministry has a crucial role to play in delivering Saudi Arabia’s ambitious transformation programme, Vision 2030. Our goal is to contribute towards building a vibrant, thriving, and ambitious nation.
The Ministry formally launched on the 27th March 2019 when we published our cultural vision for the Kingdom. This set out the Ministry’s key aspirations, which are: promoting culture as a way of life, enabling culture to contribute to economic growth and creating opportunities for international cultural exchange.