The Ministry of Culture
and Religious Affairs is a specialized body of the central public
administration, with a juridical personality, subordinate to the Government,
which elaborates and makes sure that the strategy and the policies in
the fields of arts, culture, religious affairs and cinematography be applied.
The Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs elaborates, in collaboration
with the National Council of the Audiovisual
(), the strategy to be adopted in the audiovisual field.
There are many cultural institutions that are subordinated to the Ministry
of Culture and Religious Affairs: National Theatres (5), the
National Library, the National Museum and Museum Complexes (10), Opera
Houses (4), Cultural Centres (4), National Centre for Cinematography,
CIMEC-Institute for Cultural
In its competence fields, the Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs
supports the development of governmental and non-governmental cooperation
forms and provides, in legal terms, the relationship with the Parliament,
with the other authorities, for the harmonization of the legislative initiatives
and of the administrative measures.
It elaborates norms, normative acts and methodologies, compulsory for
all the institutions and dwellings, regardless of their subordination.
It collaborates with the authorities of the local public administration
and with other authorities and institutions for the diversification, the
modernization and improvement of the cultural and religious services,
programs and projects.
The Romanian Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs has also some
specific attributions concerning: art and culture, religious affairs and
ecclesiastical heritage, cinematography or audiovisual. So, it coordinates,
with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the Romanian
Academy (), with the Ministry of Research
and Education and with other institutions that are interested by the
matter, the activity and the programs of the Romanian cultural centres
As for the religious cults, the Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs
provides the connection of the State with all the cults in Romania. In
the cinematographic field it is the main actor to provide the elaboration
and appliance of its strategy, whereas in the audiovisual field it elaborates
the strategy in cooperation with the National Council of the Audiovisual.
For more information on Romanian culture:
The Ministry of Culture and
The National Council of the Audiovisual
The Romanian Academy
The Ministry of Research and Education
The National Library
Institute for Cultural Memory