In Liechtenstein, culture policy is centered on the identity of the Principality and its inhabitants. The many institutions and local clubs make an important contribution towards enabling Liechtenstein's residents to identify with the country and its municipalities.
Its many active clubs and societies, cultural institutions, theatres and museums shape Liechtenstein and its cultural scene. Financial support from the state for projects and infrastructure is seen as contributing to the country's common identity and an investment in an open and successful community. Culture must be alive; culture must be lived.
Looking forward also means looking back. That's why culture in Liechtenstein is just as much about building bridges to the past as laying the foundations for the present and the future. Collections of cultural artefacts are silent witnesses showcasing the way in which countries and societies are constantly developing. Some objects date back only a few years, but in our fast-moving times they seem to belong to another era.
Culture in and from Liechtenstein is an exciting expression of the country's free spirit and a reflection of the society itself: it addresses current issues and celebrates the past; it is controversial yet blends into society; it maintains traditions and sets new trends.