Report: Mobilisation for Mobility – Free Performing Arts and Dissemination

Kulturrådet – Arts Council Norway,
06 May 2022, Norway

Free performing arts in Norway maintain a high artistic level and the field enjoys great demand in Norway and abroad. Nevertheless, politicians, as well as artists and the Arts Council itself, have pointed out that free performing arts productions are shown and seen too little. What are the causes and what factors affect the performance mobility and viewing opportunities in Norway today?

Results of a survey shed light on both the aesthetic and structural aspects of free performing arts.  Among other things, the researchers have taken a closer look at artists' and organisers' experiences with the Arts Council's grant schemes and what measures contribute to dissemination both inside and outside the Norway.