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Norway municipalities failing music schools, committee points out. A cultural committee presents an official report on the perceived unbalanced state of the Norwegian art and culture in Oslo, Monday morning. The task of the committee, headed by former Centre Party (Sp) Minister Anne Enger, has been to review the developments in Norwegian culture since 2005. Mrs Enger pointed out in a commentary in Aftenposten this morning that the committee has tried “to follow the money” that has been provided since the government decided on a cultural lift back in 2005.

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Norway municipalities failing music schools, committee points out

Published on Monday, 4th March, 2013 at 09:08 under the news category, by Asgeir Ueland.
Last Updated on 4th March 2013 at 10:07.

A cultural committee presents an official report on the perceived unbalanced state of the Norwegian art and culture in Oslo, Monday morning.

Old sheet music
Old sheet music
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The task of the committee, headed by former Centre Party (Sp) Minister Anne Enger, has been to review the developments in Norwegian culture since 2005.

Mrs Enger pointed out in a commentary in Aftenposten this morning that the committee has tried “to follow the money” that has been provided since the government decided on a cultural lift back in 2005.

The amount of money provided from the government has increased from NOK 5 billion in 2005 to NOK 10 billion today.

According to Mrs Enger, there has also been an increase in the amount of money spent on cultural activities in the local councils together with the increase in the state funding.

However, the largest amount spent by the municipalities has been on building projects, both in sports facilities and cultural centers.

She highlighted that the council libraries and the music and culture schools – i.e. afternoon schools that provide education in fields such as music and dance – are the institutions that have suffered.

Calling for attention to be paid to this, Mrs. Enger added that the state and municipalities need to focus much more on these two fields.

The committee has found that an increase in allocation frameworks has not managed to solve all the challenges that are challenging Norwegian “cultural life.”

Today’s report due to be presented to Minister of Culture Hadia Tajik will deal with the shape of Norwegian culture and arts for the next decade.




Published on Monday, 4th March, 2013 at 09:08 under the news category, by Asgeir Ueland.
Last updated on 4th March 2013 at 10:07.

This post has the following tags: norwaymusicschools, governmentreport.





  
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