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 Norway - Profile Updates


Norway/ 3. Competence, decision-making and administration

3.2 Overall description of the system

Norwegian Archive, Library and Museum Authority phased out and the tasks reallocated.

Norway/ 4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.1 Main cultural policy issues and priorities

The state budgets allocated to culture are still growing despite the financial crisis.

Norway/ 4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.2.1 Conceptual issues of policies for the arts

Major debates have emerged regarding the location and reorganisation of major museums.

Norway/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.3 Cultural/creative industries: policies and programmes

From 1 July 2011, there VAT will be applied to foreign e-books sold to Norway.

Norway/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.5 Language issues and policies

A report shows that the Norwegian language has decreased its relative position especially in relation to the Anglo-American linguistic influence.

Norway/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.7 Intercultural dialogue: actors, strategies, programmes

The proportion of public grants to projects concerning cultural diversity increased from 4.2% to 7.5%.

Norway/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.7 Intercultural dialogue: actors, strategies, programmes

Cultural institutions and organisations have been advised to integrate diversity perspectives in their ordinary activities, rather than develop diversity as a new sector of culture.

Norway/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.11 New technologies and digitalisation in the arts and culture

As a pilot project, a Norwegian library offers e-books and e-book readers. 

Norway/ 6. Financing of culture

6.1 Short overview

National surveys show that the share of the total household spending allocated to cultural activities and goods is increasing.

Norway/ 8.2 Cultural consumption and participation

8.2.1 Trends and figures

Cinema attendance is very high at 70%.