The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) (Irish: An Roinn Cultúir, Ealaíon agus Fóillíochta, Ulster Scots: Männystrie o Fowkgates, Airts an AisedomFowkgates is a neologism, the traditional Scots word being cultur. The Scots for leisure is leisur(e) , aisedom (easedom) being semantically different. or Depairtment o Cultur, Airts an Leisur) is a devolvedNorthern Ireland government department in the Northern Ireland Executive. The minister with overall responsibility for the department is the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure.
DCAL’s overall aim is to “create a confident, creative, informed and vibrant community”. Its objective is to “protect, nurture and grow the cultural capital for today and tomorrow.”