Keyword: norway

The 'digital turn' taken during COVID was unsustainable

This research was conducted by Ole Marius Hylland at Telemark Research Institute, Norway

Summary

This paper charts the way that the cultural sector in Norway took a ‘digital turn’ during the first 100 days of the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown in Norway. The research was a rapid response to the crisis – gathering …

Establishing a European-style 'culture house' may boost elite culture at the expense of community arts

This research was conducted by Hanna Nyborg Storm at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Summary

This research looked at the impact of 52 ‘culture houses’ in Norwegian municipalities. These are high-profile anchor institutions which support (and act as the venue for) a mix of art forms. Specifically, the research aimed to find …

Using community entrepreneurs to embed creative ventures in a rural community

This research was conducted by Ingebjørg Vestrum at the Nordland Research Institute, Norway

Summary

This paper examined the influential role of a community entrepreneur (CE) to create social change by introducing an annual jazz festival in a rural community in Norway. The community faced challenges related to depopulation and the area …

By | 6 July 2017 |

Urban culture strategies don’t work in rural areas

This study was conducted by Jørn Cruickshank at the University of Agder, Norway

Summary

This study examined two villages in the Sedestal region of Norway (Bykle and Valle) and describes the outcomes of the different cultural planning strategies used in both areas. Bykle has experienced remarkably stronger demographic and economic growth …

By | 27 February 2017 |

Music can be used as a way for people to control their mood and environment

This research was conducted by Kari Batt-Rawden at the Eastern Norway Research Institute, Norway

Summary

The research asked people with long-term illnesses in Norway the role and significance that music played in their lives, and how they used music for specific health and wellbeing purposes. Although cautious of drawing conclusions from …

By | 14 April 2014 |