What we do

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is here to help make Britain the world’s most creative and exciting place to live, visit and do business. We protect and promote our cultural and artistic heritage and help businesses and communities to grow by investing in innovation and highlighting Britain as a fantastic place to visit. Alongside this, we protect our deeply held beliefs in freedom and equality. We help to give the UK a unique advantage in the global race for economic success.

DCMS is a ministerial department, supported by 44 agencies and public bodies.

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We work on these topics

  1. Arts and culture

    The arts can help individuals and communities by bringing people together and removing social barriers. The UK government is working to support the arts community to give access to all, improve wellbeing in the UK and boost the UK's economy. Read more

  2. Equality, rights and citizenship

    The government is working to make Britain a fair, free and democratic society open to those who are willing to contribute to British life. Read more

  3. Sports and leisure

    Sport can improve people's health as well as enriching their lives. Investing in facilities and encouraging participation in grassroots sport among adults as well as children will produce wide-ranging benefits. Read more

  4. Media and communications

    Britain's media industries are changing. By making sure press, digital, broadcast and mobile services are available to all and responsibly managed, the UK government will encourage and support a thriving sector. Read more

  5. UK economy

    All parts of the economy are growing - but the government still has a huge amount to do through continuing to create jobs and supporting businesses to grow. The government is also making sure that the recovery is a recovery for all and this means creating a more educated workforce and taking measures to help with the cost of living. Find progress updates on this page. Read more

Our policies

  1. Creating a fairer and more equal society

    Improving equality and reducing discrimination and disadvantage for all at work, in public and political life, and in people’s life chances.

  2. Creating a lasting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Making sure the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games continue to benefit the whole country for many years.

  3. Getting more people playing sport

    We're helping people play sport from an early age and encouraging them to keep playing sport throughout their lives.

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Our statistics

  1. Taking Part 2013/14 quarter 3 statistical release

    • 27 March 2014
    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. Export of Objects of Cultural Interest 2012/13

    • 27 February 2014
    • Statistics

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Main office address

Department for Culture, Media & Sport
100 Parliament Street


Press Office

Government Art Collection

179a Tottenham Court Rd

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