The Cultural Schoolbag

The Cultural Schoolbag is a national initiative with the aim to contribute to the fact that Norwegian pupils are introduced to professional art and cultures of all kinds.

The Cultural Schoolbag is a collaborative project between the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education and Research. In 2016 Kulturtanken (previously Concerts Norway) was given national responsibility for the scheme.

The programme aims to give pupils and schools the chance to experience, become familiar with and develop an understanding of all kinds of professional artistic and cultural output. 

The Cultural Schoolbag has been part of the government’s culture policy for children at primary and lower secondary school since 2001, and more recently it has been expanded to cover sixth-form students. This means that all pupils – from years 1 to 10 of compulsory education, and from years 1 to 3 of sixth-form – are covered by the programme.

Kulturtanken is the Ministry of Culture agency responsible for art and culture for school pupils.

More information about the Cultural Schoolbag