The activities of the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan are aimed at the accomplishment of tasks in accordance with the State Programme for the development of cultural sphere in Turkmenistan, which has a conceptual meaning for the formation of favourable cultural environment, which, in turn, will help to realize the cultural and spiritual potential of every individual, people and the country as a whole.
The cultural policy of a State is implemented through the organization of educational and promotion activities, various events, including the ones at the international level.
As a part of the announcement of the Year of Respect for Heritage, Reformation of Motherland in Turkmenistan, large-scale actions were held in our country and abroad in 2016.
On the occasion of the announcement of the city of Dashoguz as a cultural capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2016, activities were held with the participation of domestic and foreign figures of culture and artists.
In 2016, the Days of Culture of Turkmenistan were held in the Republic of Belarus, Islamic Republic of Iran, Russian Federation, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Uzbekistan and Romania. In our country took place the Days of Culture of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Kyrgyz Republic.
Consistent work is undertaken to enhance the range and improve the quality of cultural services, improve their coverage by the population, renew the repertoire of creative groups, renovate museum and library funds and coordinate the activities of the cultural institutions. As of today, there are 10 state theatres and 36 state museums in the country.
In particular, special groups were created to render assistance in organizational matters. These groups are designed to ensure the effective work of these institutions and raise professional level of the personnel. This is particularly relevant on the regional level. These groups visit regions and analyze the work in the cultural sphere. They arrange seminars, give consultations and provide assistance.