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 Ministry of Culture is responsible for the development of national cultural policy through legal and financial instruments.
The Ministry of Culture has overall responsibility for the administration of profits generated by Norsk Tipping AS (Norway’s national lottery and gaming provider) for investment in sporting activities.
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.