Current projects

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 management

Åsmund Arup Seip

Project participant(s)

Sigurd M. Nordli Oppegaard

Commissioned by

Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras

Creo – the union for arts and culture

LO Stat


Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees, Theater and stage

Project period

December 2020
June 2021