Arts Council Norway
Arts Council Norway was established in 1965 in order to administer the Norwegian Cultural Fund. Today, Arts Council Norway is in charge of a broad spectrum of administrative tasks and functions within the cultural field, including artists' grants, the Audio and Visual Fund and a number of other funding schemes.
Arts Council Norway also manages government initiatives in the museum and archive sectors, including all tasks previously performed by ABM-utvikling (the Norwegian Archive, Library and Museum Authority). The Arts Council has a staff of around 125 people.
In 2014, the total allocation from Arts Council Norway to the Norwegian cultural sector amounted to 140 million euros. The allocations provide funding for a variety of projects and activities within the performing arts, visual arts, music, literature, archives, museums and more.