Department Of Arts And Culture Uk

Department Of Arts And Culture Uk

Department Of Arts And Culture Uk, The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is a department of the United Kingdom government, with responsibility for culture and sport in England, and some aspects of the media throughout the whole UK, such as broadcasting and internet.
It also has responsibility for the tourism, leisure and creative industries (some joint with Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy). The department was also responsible for the delivery of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and the building of a Digital Economy.

History and responsibilities

DCMS originates from the Department of National Heritage (DNH), which itself was created on 11 April 1992 out of various other departments, soon after the Conservative election victory. The former Ministers for the Arts and for Sport had previously been located in other departments.
DNH was renamed as the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on 14 July 1997, under the Premiership of Tony Blair. It was renamed to Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 3 July 2024, staying DCMS under the Premiership of Theresa May to reflect the department’s increased activity in the Digital sector
 

Department overview

Formed 1997
Preceding Department
  • Department for National Heritage
Jurisdiction England (culture, sport)
UK (media)
Headquarters 100 Parliament Street,
London SW1A 2BQ,
England
Employees 550 (approx)
Annual budget £1.4 billion (current) & £1.3 billion (capital) for 2011–12
Minister responsible
Matthew Hancock, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Department executive
Sue Owen CB, Permanent Secretary
Child Department
Royal Parks Agency
Website www.gov.uk/dcms
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