Money for cultural life

Arts Council Norway allocates millions in support of the arts during the pandemic

Hanne Krogh

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Hanne Krogh Productions has received over NOK 3.5 million, largely in support of her holiday tour.

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Arts Council Norway has again distributed money to subsidize the arts in the face of the pandemic.

Singer and actor Hanne Krogh topped the list of recipients, with her production company receiving just over NOK 3.5 million from the new stimulus package.

The funds will stimulate increased activity within the arts and entertainment sectors. For Hanne Krogh Productions, the money was applied toward Christmas concerts featuring Krogh herself, opera director Thomas Ruud, Stein Austrud, Tarjei Nysted and Espen Alexander Husby.

The second largest allocation in the rescue package was given to JSG Event, totaling more than NOK 2.6 million. The company will arrange a Norwegian tour with hypnotist Torgrim Holte.

Haugesund cinema and concert hall KF was the third largest recipient, getting just over NOK 2.1 million in aid.

All in all, NOK 14.7 million will be distributed. Other recipients include cinemas and museums that have experienced dramatic drops in revenue with a decrease in ticket sales during government-regulated closures because of the pandemic.

(Translated by Lori Ann Reinhall)

This article originally appeared in the Dec. 11, 2020, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.

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