Department of the Arts and Museums

The Department of the Arts and Museums is responsible for the development of national policy relating to music, the dramatic arts, the visual arts, museums and other cultural heritage matters. Its responsibilities also encompass culture and the business sector, artist finances, children and youth culture, cultural buildings, the voluntary cultural sector, Sami cultural objectives and culture in the High North. The department administers allocations and grants to state and non-state bodies and institutions, as well as laws and regulations in these fields.

The department consists of the following sections

  • KM2

    The section is responsible for museum-related matters, the visual arts, general cultural objectives, artist negotiations, artist finances, cultural buildings and Sami-related matters.

  • KM1

    The section is responsible for music, the dramatic arts, culture and the business sector, children and youth culture, the Cultural Rucksack, the voluntary cultural sector and culture in the High North.