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Norway/ 8.4 Amateur arts, cultural associations and civil initiatives  

8.4.3 Associations of citizens, advocacy groups, NGOs and advisory panels

Many Norwegians are occupied in amateur arts organisations, either as amateur artists or as promoters of professional or semi-professional art. Many of these organisations also act as advocacy groups. The organisations are primarily financed by membership fees, and public support from all three government levels. There is a wide range of such organisations, and we have listed some important ones in Table 12.

Table 12:   Selection of Norwegian NGOs, umbrella organisations and advocacy groups 2016.

Organisation

Occupation

Total groups

Total members

The Norwegian Folk Art and Craft Association

Umbrella organisation for people and groups working with folk art and craft

-

24 000

The Norwegian Choir Association

Umbrella organisation for amateur choirs

998

29 000

NorskSangerforum

Umbrella organisation for Amateur choir

280

8 000

NorgesKirkesangforbund

Umbrella organisation for Amateur choirs in churches

150

3 300

NorskAmatørteaterforbund

Umbrella organisation for amateur theatres

100

 

The Norwegian Band Federation

Umbrella organisation for marching bands and school bands

1 700

66 000

Norwegian Live Music Association

Umbrella organisation for live music promoters, venues and music festivals in the pop and rock genre

300

-

NorskJazzforum

Umbrella organisation for jazz music promoters, advocacy group for jazz and jazz musicians

-

-

Folkorg

Umbrella organisation and advocacy group for folk music and folk dance

150

 

Source:     Information collected from the corresponding organisations websites.


Chapter published: 20-03-2017

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