What we do
The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) helps to drive growth, enrich lives and promote Britain abroad. 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. We help to give the UK a unique advantage on the global stage, striving for economic success.
Our priorities include:
- growing the economy
- connecting the UK
- encouraging participation
- sustaining excellence and promoting Britain
- supporting our media
- ensuring social responsibility
Read our Single Departmental Plan for more detail on each priority.
Who we are
We have around 380 staff working for DCMS, but most of the work that people know us for is carried out by the 43 public bodies that support us.
Our headquarters are in London.