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The International Ibsen Award honours an individual, institution or organization that has brought new artistic dimensions to the world of drama or theater. It is awarded every two years.
Minister of Culture Anniken Huitfeldt met on Monday, 16 January 2012, with Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sports, Media and Youth. They discussed, among other things, Norway's participation in the EU's Culture programme and the MEDIA 2007 programme.
Author and playwright Jon Fosse has been offered Norways honorary home for artists in Oslo, and has accepted.
Norwegian Ambassador Robert Kevile on Monday said Norway and Pakistan would carry out mapping of tangible and intangible cultural assets in NWFP, focusing initially on seven districts, in collaboration with UNESCO.
The Norwegian National Library has just made 50,000 Norwegian books accessible on the net - at no charge and perfectly legal! The service, Bokhylla.no was officially opened by Minister of Culture Trond Giske.
Hundreds of Norwegians sang along to Alexander Rybak's winning song "Fairytale" as they walked in the country's traditional National Day parade celebrating the Norwegian constitution. Norway's minister of culture, Trond Giske, promised that Norway would put on a lavish show next year but without spending as much as Moscow, which splashed out 24 million euros ($32.5 million) this year.