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Although Arts for Young Audiences Norway [Kulturtanken] is an agency of the Ministry of Culture, it works very closely with the Ministry of Education and Research, which is responsible for the institutions where TCS is implemented, namely schools. Other partners include county councils and municipalities, schools and cultural institutions at national and local level.
The primary arena for fostering partnerships between stakeholders of the cultural sector and youth organisations and youth workers are youth clubs, open meeting places for youth and culture schools at the municipal level. National public grant schemes administered by the Norwegian Children and Youth Council [Landsrådet for Norges barne- og ungdomsorganisasjoner - LNU] and Youth Work Norway [Ungdom og Fritid] contribute to culture and creativity projects run by youth.
The Norwegian Youth Festivals of Art [Ung Kultur Møtes – UKM] described in section 8.3 National strategy on creativity and culture for young people is the main publicly funded national arena in which partnerships between stakeholders of the cultural sector (professionals, entrepreneurs, cultural institutions and associations) and youth organisations and youth workers are fostered.
‘The Dream Stipend’ [Drømmestipendet] is a collaboration between the Norwegian Cultural Schools Council [Kulturskolerådet] and National Lottery [Norsk tipping]. The grant scheme’s purpose is to highlight youth work being done at municipal level in supporting cultural and creative youth projects. Each municipality may nominate a candidate for the grant scheme (either a singular person, or a youth group) within one of the following categories: dance, music, creative writing, visual art, circus, theatre, or other. Eligible grant scheme recipients are between the ages of 13 and 20.