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Exhibition; People and possibilities

People and possiblities showcase some of the many cooperation projects across Europe

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The exhibition People and possibilities opened in Oslo March 9th to shed new light on EEA Grants project results, the cultural players themselves, as well as culture and cultural heritage’s contribution to local and regional development in Europe.

With information both in Norwegian and English, the aim of the exhibition is both to document a selection of the project results within the EEA Grants cultural and cultural heritage programmes, as well as give examples of projects showing the importance of this sector for future economic growth, employment, social inclusion and mutual understanding.

People and possibilities

Since the work with the exhibition started a year ago, 10 projects have been documented on photo trips across Europe to give life to the people that choose to devote time and energy to European project work. These 10 EEA and Norway Grants projects are visualized through pictures and quotes from the players involved. The exhibition is a cooperation between Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Arts Council Norway, and financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The opening took place at Kulturhuset 9th March in central Oslo with State secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Elsbeth Tronstad and the European Union ambassador to Norway Helen Campbell as main speakers. Well-known jazz musician Håkon Kornstad is one of the many Norwegian cultural players to be part of an EEA and Norway Grants project, and performed two pieces from his latest album, “Tenor Battle”.

Following the opening, “People and possibilities” will be exhibited in central Oslo (Kunstpassasjen - Jernbanetorget) for two months as well as distributed to libraries throughout Norway. In addition to the main exhibition, the exhibition can be visited online at www.menneskerogmuligheter.no (Norwegian only).

Cultural cooperation in the EEA Grants programmes

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway channel funding worth more than €200 million through the EEA Grants to cultural heritage and cultural exchange programmes in 14 EU countries to support good heritage care, heritage management and cultural cooperation. Until now around 440 cultural projects have been funded of which 240 are carried out in cultural cooperation between cultural players from beneficiary and donor countries. This strong bilateral cooperation accelerates knowledge exchange and provides opportunities for future international cooperation for all involved in these projects.

More information

See the project home page: www.menneskerogmuligheter.no

Read about the exhibition in Norwegian

Learn more on Facebook about the project results in the EEA Grants cultural programmes: EEA Grants Culture

Håkon Kornstad participated in the EEA and Norway Grants project International Music Festival Bohemia Jazzfest in 2015, as part of the ensemble «Tenor Battle». Read more about the project here.

Overview of EEA Grants support to cultural heritage from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway