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.


Ministers of Sports in Rio. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport of Irland Patrick O'Donovan, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage of UK Tracey Crouch, Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport of Sweden Gabriel Wickström, Minister of Culture of Norway Linda Hofstad Helleland, Minister of Education, Science and Culture of Island Illugi Gunnarsson, Minister for Culture and Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs of Denmark Bertel Haarder and ‎Ambassador of Finland to Brazil Markku Virri.

Nordic sports minsters call for an increased international fight against doping in sport

Minister of Culture, Linda Hofstad Helleland, invited the other Nordic sports ministers to a meeting in Rio to discuss measures to increase the number of female leaders in international sport.

Magne Furuholmen, Anne Kristine Dolven, Deputy Governor of Svalbard Berit Sagfossen, Katya García-Antón Jerme, Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland, Jérémie Michael McGowan, Kristin Furu Grøtting and Thora Hultgren.

Svalbard Art Residency

The Government is partnering with private actors to establish a new foundation with a mandate to develop an art residence and atelier on Svalbard.

Memorial at Sørbråten to be completed in 2017

The Government has decided that the national memorial site to commemorate the victims of the terrorist acts of 22 July 2011 will be completed at Sørbråten in the municipality of Hole in 2017.

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