To date, there are 2275 institutions of culture in the region, among them 717 public libraries, 738 clubs, 11 cinemas, 41 museum, 4 recreation parks, 7 professional theaters, B.T. Shtokolov State Regional Philharmonic, 5 secondary vocational education institutions, 127 supplementary education institutions with about 31 thousand students, Governor's Cultural Center "Young Talents of Kuzbass" and other institutions.
The cultural heritage of the region includes more than 1,200 monuments of architecture, history and culture, including 24 monuments of federal significance. Among them there are: ancient rock art site"Tomskaya Pisanitsa" (Yashkino district), "Kuznetsk Fortress" (Novokuznetsk), the building of the Regional College of Culture and Arts (Kemerovo).
Cultural sphere of Kemerovo region employs more than 17,000 people, 276 persons were awarded honorary titles of the Russian Federation.