for Culture, Media and Sport - DCMS - Responsible for the arts etc
the Department for Culture, Media and Sport ( DCMS )
Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) aim to improve the
quality of life for all through cultural and sporting activities,
to support the pursuit of excellence and to champion the tourism,
creative and leisure industries.
are responsible for Government policy on the arts, sport, the National
Lottery, tourism, libraries, museums and galleries, broadcasting,
creative industries including film and the music industry, press
freedom and regulation, licensing, gambling and the historic environment.
They are the Department responsible for 2012 Olympic Games &
DCMS are also responsible for the listing of historic buildings
and scheduling of ancient monuments, the export licensing of cultural
goods, the management of the Government Art Collection and for the
Royal Parks Agency.
They have responsibility for humanitarian assistance in the event
of a disaster such as the London bombings, as well as the organisation
of the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph.
In May 2005 they broadened their existing links to the creative
industries by taking over responsibility for fashion design, advertising
and the arts market from the Department for Business, Enterprise
and Regulatory Reform (BERR).
now also work jointly with BERR on design issues (including sponsorship
of the Design Council) and on relations with the computer games
and publishing industries.
for Culture Media & Sport,
2-4 Cockspur Street,
020 7211 6200
open 9:30 a.m. – 16:30p.m.
Monday to Friday