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The Cultural Council shall offer competence programs for cultural and creative industries that provide cultural companies throughout the country with valuable tools for business development. Lean Business has won the tender which was announced in the autumn and will develop the competence program.
At the Culture Council's annual conference in Bergen in November, cultural life discussed the meaning of art and culture when our globe is in a dramatic change. It also launched a new pilot scheme to support arts and culture projects addressing environmental and climate issues.
This year's report is the sixth in the series, showing that the revenues in these four arts industries in Norway totaled NOK 13.9 billion in 2017. This includes figures from sales, revenue / display revenues, and collective income and copyright revenues. Revenue in 2016 was NOK 13.7 billion.
In recent years, the government has been committed to developing and strengthening cultural and creative industries. Østlandsforskning has now been assigned the task of performing a follow-up evaluation of the initiative. The research project is commissioned by the Ministry of Culture and implemented by the Culture Council.
In February 2017, the Cultural Council was commissioned to establish an office for museum-related tasks in Bodø. The move is a part of the Government's policy of spreading state jobs across the country. With the office, the Norwegian Cultural Council is established in three different places in the country: Bodø, Trondheim and Oslo.
Crossing across Europe, there are cultural routes. This week, the Culture Council and the Council of Europe organize a major seminar on the cultural routes in the Baltic Sea Region.