§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How the Northern Ireland Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure defines culture. [HL2946]
§ Baroness Amos
There is no standard definition of culture and the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure does not operate under any specific definition.
In establishing its vision for culture and the arts DCAL undertook a wide-ranging consultation exercise in 2000 with many stakeholders which resulted in the publication of Face to Face—A Vision for Arts and Culture. A key conclusion of this exercise was that culture keeps evolving and the department has sought to recognise that in its responses.