A nation is known, recognized and distinguished among the world nations by certain characteristic features. The highest and the greatest of these features is culture.


The short profile was prepared within the framework of the international Compendium Association

The short profile on the cultural policy implemented in the Republic of Azerbaijan was prepared within the Compendium of Cultural Policies & Trends Association framework. The review, posted on the relevant web portal (https://www.culturalpolicies.net/2022/09/29/first-short-profile-of-azerbaijan/) and prepared in report format, covers the following topics:

• background of cultural policy development, goals, main characteristics and organizational structure of the cultural policy system;

• main issues, debates and perspectives in the field of cultural policy, as well as international cultural cooperation;

• cultural institutions by sectors and fields;

• information about the country to be included in the comparative tables;

• national and international cultural legislation, etc.

For information, the international project of the Council of Europe, "Compendium of Cultural Policy and Trends in Europe", has been ongoing since 1998, and national reports and analyses prepared by forty-two European countries and several other countries are posted on the corresponding web portal. The Azerbaijani side has been actively participating in this project since 1999. After changing the organizational format of the project, the Ministry for Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan was accepted as a stakeholder member of the Compendium of Cultural Policy & Trends Association from 2021 by the initiative of Minister Anar Karimov (https://www.culturalpolicies.net/about/our-members/).

National profiles, comparative analyzes and statistical reports prepared according to the advanced methodology of the Compendium of Cultural Policy & Trends Association, which is the leading information and monitoring platform for establishing criteria and standards in the field of cultural policy, currently constitute the world's most detailed and professional reference source in this field (https://www.culturalpolicies.net/database/search-by-country/). The Compendium database, designed for a broad international audience, creates compelling opportunities to benefit from international experience in the field of cultural policy and to convey objective information about cultural processes in Azerbaijan to the political, creative and intellectual community of the world.


12.10.2022 12:57
The art symposium "XAZART" will be held on October 7-15, 2022
23.09.2022 16:10
“Hippos Travelling the World & Calling for Climate Action” children’s exhibition starts in Azerbaijan
29.08.2022 12:28
DokuBaku Festival has announced the jury
26.08.2022 09:33
An international project, “Youth ArtCamp Shusha and Baku” is being held
22.08.2022 17:15
ANIMAFILM Festival, which will take place under the slogan "One Ticket = One Tree" has announced its program
31.05.2022 10:20
The atmospheric performance of Shahin Novrasli closed the 1st Baku International Piano Festival
12.05.2022 13:20
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended opening of the festival
20.04.2022 17:26
The Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum hosted the opening of the exhibition Two Hearts One Destiny
30.03.2022 11:38
The 2022 call for applications of UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity is now open
10.03.2022 16:22
British Council and the British Embassy in Baku are launching the seventh edition of the British Film Festival
22.02.2022 15:41
Parvin Gozalov delivered a speech at the 300th and 30th anniversary events in the Russian Federation
18.02.2022 21:51
Dr Shirin Melikova, Director of the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum was awarded the Knight of the Order of the Arts and the Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) of France
07.02.2022 18:39
Statement by the Ministry for Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan
31.01.2022 14:29
The 1st presentation of the project in the section "Faces of Shusha" is dedicated to the famous poet,public figure, philanthropist Khurshidbanu Natavan
31.01.2022 12:07
Seven Beauties exhibition in St. Petersburg
16.11.2021 11:47
International Essay Competition “A Letter to Nizami Ganjavi”
28.09.2021 19:02
Information of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Mehmandarovs’ Mansion Complex
23.09.2021 12:57
Baku International Book Fair will be hosted at Baku Expo Center
07.05.2021 20:41
The restoration of the Gazanchy Church in Shusha demonstrates the care of the Azerbaijani state for not only its own cultural heritage, but also for the Christian heritage as a whole
18.02.2021 11:21
02.12.2020 11:10
Russian cultural figures who appealed to UNESCO receive a letter
23.11.2020 15:44
The Ministry for Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan calls on prominent cultural figures of France for honesty and impartiality
23.11.2020 10:11
Anar Karimov gave an interview to AZERTAC
19.11.2020 14:31
The Ministry for Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan objects to biased position of the Metropolitan Museum of Art