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About PAHN

Performing Arts Hub Norway is to be the national competence centre promoting professional performing arts nationally and internationally, with an emphasis on independent performing arts companies.

Performing Arts Hub Norway (formerly known as Norwegian Association for Performing Arts) was established as an interest organisation in 1977, after an initiative taken by artists within the field of independent performing arts. The main mission was to establish a supporting practice for independent performing arts companies working outside of the theatre institutions.


The organisation today
The foundation Performing Arts Hub Norway is a national competence centre organised as a network organisation. Currently 92 member companies take part in the network. Performing Arts Hub Norway is an enterprise with 3,5 full-time positions, and is also employing a varying number of freelancers connected to different projects. Performing Arts Hub Norway is supported by The Norwegian Ministry of Culture, via The National Budget, Chapter 324, Allocation 74. Performing Arts Hub Norway works with information and networking across Norwegian and international professional communities. We collaborate with The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, embassies, Arts Council Norway, performing arts organisations and institutions in producing seminars, programs for expert visits and major projects. Performing Arts Hub Norway functions as a performing arts advisor for The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and also manages the Ministry's travel grant system for Norwegian performing artists performing abroad.


The mission of the foundation:
Performing Arts Hub Norway is to be the national competence centre to promote professional performing arts domestically and abroad, emphasising independent performing arts.


The government’s aims for the foundation:
The activity aim of Performing Arts Hub Norway is to promote theatre and dance as artistic expressions, and to stimulate increased interest for dance and theatre in all target groups.

Properties and dissemination:
As of now, the foundation owns two limited liability companies conveying independent performing arts: Black Box Teater, a programming venue in Oslo, and The National Touring Network for Performing Arts, the national dissemination channel of The Cultural Rucksack. The foundation also owns the information and archive web portal Sceneweb, ScenewebBETA was launched in October 2011. The foundation is also among the owners of the news and information site Scenekunst.no ,with Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras, Writers’ Guild of Norway, The Union of Norwegian Dance Artists, The Norwegian Actors’ Equity Association, Norwegian Musicians’ Union and The Norwegian Union of Stage Directors.

Main aims:
To be a vital national networking organisation for professional performing artists within independent performing arts.
To be in the front in gathering new knowledge on independent performing arts.
To be a central information channel for independent performing arts.
To work conveying knowledge and connecting different communities and performers nationally and internationally.
To work in strengthening internationalisation of Norwegian performing arts.
To work to improve the working conditions within the field of independent performing arts.
Performing Arts Hub Norway is a member of IETM, ENICPA, Culture Action Europe, Nordic network for the independent theatres and freelancers.

 

KONTAKT

Daglig leder:
Tove Bratten
tlf.: (+47) 23 10 09 80
tove@scenekunst.no
mob: (+47) 91 55 42 91

Faglig rådgiver:
Christina Friis
tlf.: (+47) 23 10 09 80
christina@scenekunst.no
mob: (+47) 99 00 39 29

Redaktør Sceneweb/
faglig rådgiver:

Elisabeth Leinslie
tlf.:(+47) 23 10 09 80
elisabeth.lenslie@scenekunst.no
mob: (+47) 99 16 76 27

Rådgiver:
Geir Lindahl
tlf.: (+47) 23 10 09 80
geir@scenekunst.no
mob: (+47) 48 19 17 87

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