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Department director: Head of Communication Marius Bakke
The Department of Administrative Affairs develops governing systems and determines overarching guidelines for effective and coordinated management and operation of the Ministry. The department handles administrative matters and ensures that the Ministry’s management is in regulatory compliance.
Department director: Deputy Secretary General Henning Henriksen
The Department for Equality, Non-discrimination and International Affairs has sectoral and coordination responsibility for equality and non-discrimination policy. It is also responsible for the implementation of international conventions, international cooperation in relevant fields, equality and non-discrimination legislation, cultural diversity and general international cultural matters.
Department director: Director General Elisabeth Lier Haugseth
The department is responsible for state sports policy and generally for coordinating and harmonising the state’s relations with the voluntary sector. The department administers the surplus generated by Norsk Tipping for sports purposes, socially beneficial and humanitarian organisations and the Frifond fund. Its general responsibility for voluntary-sector policy encompasses the value added tax compensation scheme for non-profit organisations, civil society and voluntary sector research, the Register of Non-Profit Organizations and simplification initiatives.
Department director: Director General Lars Audun Granly
The Department of Cultural Heritage is responsible for language policy, literature, archives, libraries, visual art, cultural buildings, museums, intangible cultural heritage, the war graves service and Sami affairs. The Department also oversees the Language Council of Norway, the National Archives of Norway, the National Library of Norway, the Norwegian Library of Talking Books and Braille, KORO (Public Art Norway) and the Nidaros Cathedral Restoration Workshop.
Department director: Director General Steinar Lien
The Department of Media and the Arts is responsible for the development of national policy relating to freedom of expression, print and digital media, gaming, foundations, copyright, cultural and creative industries, film, computer games, music, the performing arts and artist support schemes. The department also administers legislation in these areas, as well as licensing and grant schemes for relevant state and non-state bodies and institutions.
Department director: Acting Director General Øyvind Christensen