Cultural policies mostly cover a wide spectrum of activities and generally involve public support for the following:
• Heritage (cultural or other) of a place and other sites of historical importance
• Zoos and public parks
• Public Libraries
• Museums of various types like fine arts, scientific and historical
• Varied forms of visual arts which include film, painting, sculpture, pottery, architecture, etc.
• Various types of performing arts like various kinds of music (symphonic etc); folk dance (music); modern dance; performances in opera and circus
• Other areas like poetry or creative writing.
It is widely believed that cultural policy involves spending money for a predetermined cultural purpose, yet it has the involvement of significantly larger number of things. It can sometimes be embedded into the decisions about other issues in which culture plays a significant part, such as education, healthcare, development of culture or overall economic development.