About us

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. We help to give the UK a unique advantage in the global race 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.

Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information.

Corporate reports