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The Norwegian ABE reform (ACPD) in music and performing arts

In this project, Fafo will investigate the consequences of the ABE reform for institutions within music and performing arts that receive state subsidies. The study will investigate why these institutions were included in the ABE reform and the reasons given for this. The project will try to shed light on the discussion, or lack of discussion, related to whether the ABE reform as a productivity tool conflicts with the special position of the cultural institutions as artistically independent.


Project period

  • Start:
    December 2020
  • End:
    June 2021

Commissioned by

  • Association of Norwegian Theatres and OrchestrasCreo – the union for arts and cultureLO StatNTLNorwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees, Theater and stage