The White Paper confirms Norway's cultural policy goals: A vibrant democracy where all citizens are free to express themselves, and where diversity, creative power and creativity are highly valued. An inclusive society where art and culture of the highest quality inspire, unite us and teach us about ourselves and our surroundings.
The general cultural policy objective described in the White Paper is a free and independent cultural sector that
* produces artistic and cultural expressions of the highest quality
* fosters education and critical reflection
* protects and disseminates cultural heritage
* creates and disseminates a cultural offering that is viewed as relevant, and which represents the population
* is available to everyone and encourages each person to experience and participate in cultural activities
* provides meeting places and builds communities
* transforms itself and shows an ability to transform
* has an international impact and fosters intercultural understanding
* strengthens the Norwegian language, the Sami languages, the national minority languages, and the Norwegian sign language as fundamental bearers of culture
The policies are currently under implementation.
Governmental expenditure on cultural purposes in the Norwegian Ministry of Culture's budget for 2018 was NOK 14 billion (the corresponding figure in the county authorities and local authorities was NOK 1.6 billion and NOK 12.9 billion respectively).
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The White Paper provides the overarching and cross-cutting priorities for the Government's cultural policies. These are implemented by a wide range of government and public authorities, such as different line ministries and the Norwegian Ministry of Cultu