Here you can find Nordic cultural statistics and publications concerning Nordic cultural life. There is also more information available at the pages on Nordic cultural Statistics and international databases.
With the increased migration to the Nordic region and all of Europe, integration and inclusion have become topics of discussion in all policy areas, including cultural. A number of concrete initiatives have been implemented to address the political, social and economic challenges that Europe and the Nordic region are facing – initiatives in which culture plays a prominent role. These are evidence of the strong belief in the power of art and culture to bring people together. Read more
Culture with diverse background
The percentage of employees with foreign background in government-funded cultural institutions in the Nordic region has increased over time, but the increase has not been at the same rate as in the general population. Read more
Cultural policy governance in the nordic countries
From the mid-twentieth century onwards, the Nordic countries, individually and by mutually exchanging ideas, developed similar policies for artistic creativity and participation in the arts. The policy efforts in these areas are gathered under the umbrella term cultural policy. Under this heading, a distinction is sometimes made between the specific measures geared towards conditions for artists and creators of culture and facilitating the development of cultural forms of expression (artists’ policy and art policy) on the one hand, and measures to bring art and culture to as many different population groups across as much of the country as possible to awaken their interest in sharing in and engaging in different forms of art and culture themselves (cultural policy) on the other.
Equal gender distribution in the Nordic cultural sector
Field: kulturinstitutioner i norden
Publication year: 2017
One of the goals of the Nordic collaboration on equality is to ensure that “women and men in the Nordic region have the same opportunities to participate in the labour market and have financial independence”. An effort is consequently underway to end gender segregation in the labour market. Our study shows that, in contrast to Nordic labour markets in general, state-funded cultural institutions are characterised by an equal gender distribution in all the Nordic countries. No country has a staff composition within its cultural sector in which the underrepresented gender comprises less than 40 per cent of the employees.
Key figures and existing comparative statistics for films in cinemas in the member countries of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2016 and the prevailing trends over time are presented in the report Film på bio i Norden (Films in Cinemas in the Nordic Region).