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Norway/ 8.4 Amateur arts, cultural associations and civil initiatives  

8.4.2 Cultural houses and community cultural clubs

There are a number of cultural venues within the voluntary cultural sector in Norway. One of the most important venues provided by the municipalities is the Children's Cultural Centres/Youth clubs. There are a variety of cultural activities such as dramatic acts, bands, choirs, etc. 11% of girls and 24% of Norwegian boys between the ages of 16 to 24 visited such centres in 2007 (Source: Statistics Norway). Within religious organisations, there is a similar activity in which churches are used as venues for various cultural activities.

A substantial proportion of Norwegians live in regions with a low density population. In such regions as well, people have access to cultural houses and related venues in many communities.

Chapter published: 20-03-2017

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