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This article introduces the reader to the realities of the sector of the Polish culture. It explains what the cultural policy is and then presents a critical analysis of the SWOT analysis carried out by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. One by one it evaluates its weaknesses and risks as well as strengths and opportunities. In the following part it assesses the expenditure on culture as well as its accessibility. The fi nal section discusses the operational programs in the fi eld of culture. On the basis of the steps assessments of the opportunities and threats to the Polish cultural policy have been carried out.