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8. Creativity and Culture

8.9 Enhancing social inclusion through culture

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  1. Fostering equality and young people involvement through cultural activities
  2. Combating discrimination and poverty through cultural activities

Fostering equality and young people involvement through cultural activities

Information about cultural policies and programmes funded by public authorities aimed at promoting social integration amongst young people is available in sections 8.3 National strategy on creativity and culture for young people and 8.4 Promoting culture and cultural participation in the description of initiatives. The Cultural Schoolbag in particular is designed to provide all children living in Norway with a shared frame of reference and joint experiences, irrespective of their nationality, address, wealth and social background.

Combating discrimination and poverty through cultural activities

For general measures/policies promoting and safe-guarding social inclusion, go to Youth Wiki chapter 4 on Social Inclusion in Norway, and 4.4 Inclusive Programmes for Young People. The Directorate for Children, Youth and Family affairs administers a national grant scheme (approx. NOK 310 million in 2020) for the social inclusion of children and young people. Under this scheme government agencies, private actors and NGOs can apply for project funding to cover activities aimed at assisting children and adolescents affected by poverty to participate in cultural activities.