Department for Culture Media and Sport
Welcome to the DCMS website. The site is very simple to use and we hope you will find the navigation easy to follow. If you get lost, the 'home' tab at the top left of every page will always take you to the home page. Here are some useful tips:
The DCMS logo in the top left of the screen will always take you back to the home page
Links in this navigation bar will take you to the main channels of the site.
Links in text pages are blue and will underline when you move your cursor over them.
Every page on our website has a 'bread crumbs' trail showing you how you arrived at your current page. For example the trail at the top of this help page reads your home > help. You can use the trail to go back to a previous stage by clicking on the link.
The search facility is located at the top right of every page. Results are sorted by relevance and also indicate the type of document, for example PDF or HTML.
The sitemap lists all the links throughout the site, just click on the small arrow to expand each section.
Are you looking for older content?
Since the general election of 6 May 2010 and the change of HM Government, we have removed publications, press releases and other material that reflected previous government policy. This material is still available via the UK Government Web Archive.
Where relevant we have included links to archived pages on our current website. You will recognise these pages by a large red banner at the top of the page (View archived publication).
Please note that these pages will be out of date and you should always refer to our current website www.culture.gov.uk/.
If you still cannot find what you are looking for contact us and we will try to help.
We have provided access keys (press alt and 0 together then enter) for people who need or prefer keyboard shortcuts to navigate.
To download any documents on our website: Click the right-mouse button over the relevant links and choose ' Save Target As...' , you'll then be able to save the document in the appropriate place on your computer and view offline at your leisure
The majority of our documents are published in Adobe PDF format, and are clearly marked with the file size. Adobe Reader is required to view PDF documents. If you don't already have it, you can download free from the Adobe website. Other PDF viewers are available such as Nitro or PDF-Xchange both also free.
Visually impaired users whose screen reader software is not compatible with Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or above can find online tools that convert PDF documents into text at the Adobe accessibility website. Please read our accessibility pages for more information.
DCMS website pages are designed to be print friendly. The print version of a page omits navigation elements, websites of interest and related information (third column detail). To see the print version of a page use the browser options: in Internet Explorer select File then Print Preview from the menu.
This website has been tested on a range of platforms and browsers.
PCs: Internet Explorer 7 or later, Firefox 9 or later, Mozilla 3 or later or Opera 8 or later
Macs: Safari ver 1.3 or later, Firefox 9 or later or Opera 8 or later.
DCMS website has been designed to work flexibly across a range of browsers and screen resolutions. We have specified the list of browsers we used to test the site on this page. For information on adjusting the display resolution try the help files in your operating system or consult the manufacturer's website.