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.


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.

Skiskytter-VM i Oslo 2016 VMs åpningsdag med storslått åpningsseremoni, kulturminister Linda Hofstad Helleland åpnet skiskytter-VM.

The Norwegian Minister of Culture announces her bid for the Vice-presidency of WADA

Statement from Linda Hofstad Helleland, Minister of Culture:

Group photo of Sir Craig Reedie, president of WADA, Kristin Kloster Aasen, First Vice President the Norwegian Confederation of Sports, Anders Solheim, leader Anti-Doping Norway, and the Norwegian Minister of Culture, Linda Hofstad Helleland

Joining forces for international anti-doping work

- I am glad to say that we had a fruitful meeting, and that the president of WADA, Sir Craig Reedie, appreciated the Norwegian initiative and support.

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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