COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Norway/ 5.2 Legislation on culture  

On 1 August 2007, a new general Culture Act entered into force in Norway. The Culture Act is simple and contains no detailed regulations of financing, priorities or organisation of the field of culture for the state, counties and municipalities. The Act leaves room for local autonomy. At the same time, the Act aims to ensure that the counties and municipalities provide economic and organisational measures that promote a broad spectrum of cultural activities at the local and regional level. The Culture Act also aims at facilitating a national culture policy in a more globalised world.

Table 2:     List of the existing cultural legislation

Title of the Act

Year of adoption

Fee on Sale of Visual Art a.o.(the Fee on Art Statute)

1948

National Touring Theatre Act

1948

Remuneration for the Public Performance of Performing Artists Act

1956

Norwegian Fund for Composers Act

1965

Cultural Monuments: Prohibition of Exportation and Reallocation of Objects Act

1978

Public Libraries Act

1985

Public Lending Rights Act

1987

Films Act

1987

Legal Deposit Act

1989

Archives Act

1992

Broadcasting Act

1992

Remunerationfor the Exhibition of Visual and Applied Arts Act

1993

Act on the Lottery

1995

Media Ownership Act

1997

Provisions of the Cultural Heritage Act relating to the return of stolen and unlawfully removed cultural objects

2001

Culture Act

2007

Provisions of the Cultural Heritage Act relating to Export and Import of Cultural Objects

2007

Act on Arts Council Norway

2013


Chapter published: 20-03-2017

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