Actuality. Today, the entire infrastructure in the field of culture and art is dependent on the authorities and it is in a permanent state of expectation for further structural changes. Such a management system is based only on the search for opportunities, while avoiding the organization of impulse from below, a peculiar pressure on the authorities, in order to formulate reasoned and effective proposals, which determines the relevance of the study. Purpose and methods. The purpose of the article is to explore the processes of transformation in the system of strategic management in the field of culture during the Ukraine's independence formation. The article has used empirical and systematic approaches, according to which the processes of management in the field of culture currently used, they are analyzed in the relationship and development. Methods of analysis and synthesis are also used. Results. During the analysis of evolution, in particular, the main factors of development, the system of strategic management in the field of culture, the key periods have been distinguished, which are characterized by certain factors of development and inhibition. The presence of transformation processes during the formation of Ukraine's independence for today is noted. Conclusions and discussion. The scientific novelty of the obtained results is to isolate and systematize the characteristic factors of development and inhibition of the creation of a strategic management system in the cultural field. Four classification of the regions are allocated, which makes it possible to decide on the expediency of further investments in cultural development. The use of the proposed approaches and practical recommendations will enhance the effectiveness of strategic management in the cultural field.