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8. Creativity and Culture

Last update: 26 March 2024

In Norway art, culture, sports and volunteering [Kultur, idrett og frivillighet] are often regarded as interrelated and defined as ‘kulturlivet’ which translates into ‘cultural life’. 

The main policy instruments to ensure that all children and young people have access to a diversity of art and high-quality cultural experiences are nationwide “culture schools”/municipal schools of music and the arts, The Norwegian Youth Festivals of Art [Ung Kultur Møtes – UKM] and the national programme The Cultural Schoolbag [Den Kulturelle Skolesekken] though which the cultural and education sectors cooperate in providing school pupils with the opportunity to understand and enjoy all forms of artistic and cultural expression.