Department of Culture

Department of Culture

Description of Department

The Department of Culture was founded on 8 August 2020 as part of a Constitutional Reform. The primary function of the Department is to direct and implement national policies on culture, arts, sports and science. The Ministries of Culture and Arts, Science and Sport have been created to enable Lehmark's citizens to express, discuss and share the unique attributes of the various and diverse regions that influence their lives.

The Department of Culture has four sub-sections on Culture and Arts, Sports and Science and Community. Each of the policy areas of the Department vary widely and a Minister is allocated to each of the Department's jurisdiction, the Department of Culture is the only Government Department in Lehmark to have more than one Minister.

The Development Plan for the Ministry of Community is coming in 2022.

Contact the Department of Culture via email: LehmarkDOC@gmail.com

Connect with the Department of Culture via Twitter: https://twitter.com/LehmarkDoC

Minister of Culture, Arts and Community.

Sir Alexander James Guckenberger, Count of the Empire of Lehmark OM

Culture and Arts

As at 16 November 2021

With the Faces of Lehmark Project having achieved a large number of submissions, the Department feels confident with moving forward to Lehmark's First Monument, the Department hopes to commission a Lehmarkian or macro sculptor, artist or the like to design and build a monument to go in the Capital State which represents Lehmarks Unity and Pride.

We also hope to develop closer adherence to our National Calendar and to purchase a sung version of our anthem.

The Ministry of Community is the newest addition to the Department of Culture and aims to create events and opportunities for the Citizens of Lehmark to come together. As this position was created in 2021 there was no Development Plan, however for 2022 a Development Plan has been created, which will hopefully see 3 - 5 video conferences being held throughout 2022, these video conferences will have a topic, activities and guest speakers - they will run for about 1 - 2 hours and will be free to attend and participate for all current Citizens.

Faces of Lehmark Cultural Project

Its really easy to get involved with the Project, follow these 3 Easy Steps!

  1. Take a regular selfie or with the Flag of Lehmark.

  2. Send it via email to LehmarkDOC@gmail.com with the subject "Faces of Lehmark"

  3. We will then send your selfie to our Photoshop team, who can add the Flag of Lehmark (if needed) and then they will add your photo to Project.

Minister of Sports and Science

Lady Ann Crowhurst, Countess of Sloap KLOC

Sports and Science in Lehmark

As at 16 November 2021 - Sports Policy

In August 2020 Lehmark changed our National Sport from Reformer Pilates to Soccer and in August 2021 Lehmark FC Legends was founded as our National Soccer Team by Anni Crowshurst, Club Founder.

In the later half of 2021, our National Soccer Team - Lehmark FC Legends has been participating in MicroNations League Cup and has been competing weekly against other micronational soccer teams. The game is similar to fantasy football and provides a way for our team to participate.

In 2022 the Ministry of Sports will seek the development of a new sport, and a Citizen League.

As at 16 November 2021 - Science Policy

The Empire of Lehmark successfully launched the Lehmark Space Agency. From here the Department hopes to fund the purchase of a licence, insurance and a miniature rocket in order to conduct missions. Funding is being sought by the Department from the Treasury - funding is slow due to limited funding available.

Current Design of the Lehmark National Soccer Team Uniform

Lehmark Space Agency

The Emperor and Autocrat along with the Minister of Science are proud to launch the LEHMARK SPACE AGENCY.

The purpose of the Space Agency is to engage Citizens of Lehmark with rocketry and live feeds of our missions. Any environmental factors will be discussed with the Minister of Environmental Protection prior to launches.

  • Funding for the Space Agency comes primarily from the Empire's Voluntary Taxation Program, the sale of National Merchandise and the Emperor himself.

  • License and insurance is a necessary first step, this will be purchased annually through the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the cost is approximately 50GBP or $100AUD. This cost will be covered by the Imperial Treasury.

  • The purchase of a model rocket for a mission is the second step, towards the development and functionality of the Space Agency.

  • Finally all missions will be 'live' streamed on our Facebook page.

Memorandum on National Development

Individualised Development Plans for Departments and Agencies, were introduced by Memorandum on 11 November 2020.

In Lehmark, Ministers and Agency Leaders have a duty to undertake necessary works that contribute towards the progression and development of Lehmark as a micronation. The Memorandum on National Development, provides goal based directives for Ministers and Agency Leaders to achieve so they can satisfy that civic duty.