Culture, sports and non-profit work
The cultural sector should be diverse, strong and independent. Culture expands our understanding of ourselves and the society in which we live. Sport and physical activity have great intrinsic value. Top-level and recreational sports should complement one another. The voluntary sector is important for both individuals and society as a whole.
The government’s cultural policy is based on the principle that art and culture have unique intrinsic value for individuals. The role of art is to comment, reflect, criticise and challenge. Art and culture expand our understanding of ourselves and the society in which we live.
The objective of sports policy is to ensure that people have access to a broad range of local sports activities, whether organised by membership-based sports clubs or independently.
The voluntary sector
Norway is a world-leader in terms of engagement in voluntary work, with half the Norwegian population contributing in some way. These efforts benefit both individuals and society in general.
Related topics and insights
White paper Meld. St. 8 (2018-2019)
The Power of Culture
Cultural Policy for the Future
The Government will retain the current regulatory model that gives Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto a monopoly on the provision of gaming and betting services. No new licensing scheme will be introduced for foreign gaming and betting companies.
Combating match-fixing is necessary to protect the integrity of sport, maintain a secure and trustworthy gaming industry and fight international organized crime.
Report No. 10 (2011-2012)
Participating in cultural activities is a way of creating a sense of belonging within a society. In modern society, personal and social identities are strongly related to participation in cultural activities.