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.


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.

The Nordic ministers gathered in Sjogg Park during the Youth Olympic Games. From the right: Illugi Gunnarsson (Iceland), Gabriel Wikström (Sweden), Linda Hofstad Helleland (Norway), Bertel Haarder (Denmark), Director Harri Syväsalmi (Finland) and State Secretary Bård Folke Fredriksen (Norway).

Nordic ministers for sport urge good governance in international sports federations

Corruption, mismanagement, doping and manipulation of sports competitions under the auspices of international sports federations undermine the core values of sport and threaten its integrity. In a joint statement presented in Lillehammer today, the Nordic ministers for sport expressed their expectation that international sports federations will take steps to strengthen democratic structures and control mechanisms and restore public confidence.

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