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.


Four of the council’s members attended the press conference on Thursday 26 June. From the left: Elisabeth Sjaastad, Kai Robøle, Thorhild Widvey, Anne Gaathaug and Stine Helén Pettersen.

This is the new policy council for the cultural and creative industries, which has been tasked with improving Norway’s cultural and creative competitiveness

- Norwegian art and culture have enormous potential to invigorate Norway’s competitiveness. I am delighted that we have found such accomplished and successful partners to advise on how to best to get ahead in the global competition that is now unfolding locally, says Minister of Culture Thorhild Widvey.

Kulturminister Thorhild Widvey på talerstolen på Filmens Hus i forbindelse med pressekonferansen om filmmeldingen.

A future-oriented film policy

- The range of films on offer should be broad, varied and of high quality. The public should have access to films regardless of where they live, and irrespective of what platform they want to use. By placing greater emphasis on universal design, we will also make sure that content is available to everyone,” said Minister of Culture Thorhild Widvey when presenting the government’s white paper on film.

Liten gutt går med ryggen til fotografen på en friidrettsbane. Gutten holder et målflagg i hånden.

The government is lowering the threshold for participation in sports

Lowering the threshold for children and young people’s participation in sporting and physical activities is one of the main priorities in this year’s distribution of lottery funds.

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Press phone: +47 90 23 10 93
Address: , Postboks 8030 Dep 0030 Oslo
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