Government allocates 700 million kroner for supporting culture in Norway

Museum of Cultural HistoryPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB
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The government set aside NOK 500 million to stimulate cultural life to carry out planned events and NOK 200 million for compensation.

On Monday, Minister of Culture Abid Raja (V) announced that the government would continue to compensate the culture sector in Norway for lost income. 

However, in the future, the government will provide more support for events that are actually carried out.

In the package that Raja presented, NOK 500 million is set aside for events that will take place.

“More culture”

“That will mean more art and culture for you and me, but it will also mean more activity, more work, and more pay and fees for those who have the cultural sector as a workplace and business,” Raja noted.

“I, as Minister of Culture, and we, as a government, want you not to cancel, but to keep the wheels in motion,” Raja added.

In the package, NOK 200 million is set aside for further compensation schemes for canceled events, but this scheme will be phased out over the autumn.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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