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Arts Council England is England's public body for the promotion of arts and culture, and is the equivalent of the Norwegian Arts Council. Here Hussein leads the work on gender equality and inclusion. On 2.-3 December he will come to Oslo to talk about leadership in the cultural sector, at the Nordic Council of Culture's Nordic Dialogues conference.
The Cultural Council's annual conference 2019 has outsiders as a theme. The conference will be held at the Byscenen in Trondheim on October 22.
The Norwegian cultural barometer shows that the proportion of Norwegians who go to a museum has remained fairly stable over the past decades, but as of today we know little about whether they visit the museums. This is the first time that a comprehensive national overview of how the museums are used is being created.
The Cultural Council should contribute to both informing and engaging in debate about the role of art and culture and its importance for a democratic, inclusive and innovative society, says Renate Enemark Bergersen. In October she will take up the position of Director of the Cultural Council's new department for cultural analysis.
The Minister of Culture visits the council once a year, which gives both the opportunity to inform each other about the work in the cultural sector and to discuss current issues.
The Arctic Arts Summit is an important meeting place between art and cultural environments, research environments and decision makers, says Espen Hernes, director of the Culture Council's Cultural Department. He believes this year's conference was characterized by a lot of energy and knowledge.