Ministry of Culture

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Published under: Solberg's Government

Publisher Ministry of Culture

The Ministry of Culture is responsible for the policy areas of culture, copyright, church, the media, sport and the voluntary sector. The Ministry also has overarching responsibility for the state lotteries run by Norsk Tipping and for regulating gaming and lotteries run by private organisations.


Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland gives a speech on anti-doping i Budapest.

Ministers of sports met in Budapest

Today, the Minister of Culture gave a speech at the Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for sports

Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland, Marit Reutz, Board chair of the Cultural Business Development Foundation and Knut Olav Åmås, Director of the Fritt Ord Foundation.

Establishment of Artica Svalbard Foundation

The Ministry of Culture, the Fritt Ord Foundation and Sparebank1 Nord-Norge’s Cultural Business Development Foundation are joining forces to establish a new foundation with a mandate to promote artistic and cultural activity on Svalbard – the Artica Svalbard Foundation.

A cultural budget for activity and economic restructuring: NOK 13.5 billion for the cultural sector

The government’s proposed cultural budget for 2017 totals NOK 13.5 billion and has three primary focus areas: cultural and creative industries, cultural heritage and broadening the funding base for arts and culture.

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The most important documents are bills (propositions), white papershearing documents and Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs). (These documents are primarily available in Norwegian.)


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Phone: +47 22 24 90 90
Press phone: +47 90 23 10 93
Address: , Postboks 8030 Dep 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Grubbegata 1, Oslo