The Ministry of Education and Culture supports the national work carried out to develop cultural tourism. The objective of the development of cultural tourism is to produce tourism products that respect the cultural resources and are offered on a commercial basis. The development of cultural tourism implements the cultural policy objectives set by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
The objectives for cultural tourism are set out in the final report of the Action plan for productisation of cultural tourism 2009–2013, drawn up by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and in the National development strategy for cultural tourism, drawn up by Visit Finland.
The Culture Finland project, supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture, is responsible for coordinating the national development work. The development of cultural tourism is carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
The Ministry of Education and Culture grants state subsidies for the productisation of cultural tourism. The productisation of cultural tourism helps to foster an environment of artistic and creative endeavour and business expertise and to strengthen the cultural contents of tourism.