Relaunch of The Oslo Region Cultural Industries Network
Oslo and Akershus are home to more than half the value generated by cultural industries in Norway, thus positioning Oslo as a cultural capital. These industries comprise architecture, design, film and photography, art, food culture, music, games, TV, and radio.
The Oslo Region Cultural Industries Network aims to encourage cooperation across the whole spectrum of the cultural industries in the region. The players in the network have already been cooperating for many years, but are now re-launching the network in a new framework. The network aims to advocate both profit and branding – creativity and growth – by acting as a network architect and driver for cooperation. There is a major focus on promoting the development of a new, shared knowledge platform.
The Oslo Region Cultural Industries Network is in the middle of an exciting job of developing and strengthening the cooperation between organisations and individuals within the cultural industries area. The network consists of both large and small entities. Emphasis is placed on giving small cultural businesses the opportunity to be connected in order to develop professionally, and get inspiration and new ideas.
Cultural industries grow
The cultural industry employs 4% of all workers in the Norwegian business industry. (5% if you count in all employees in non-audited companies.) This adds up to 75 000 individuals in 27 000 companies.
The total value creation within the cultural industries is about NOK 42 billion.
The Oslo Region
The cultural industry has the largest number of employees in the largest city regions. The cultural industry in the Oslo Region accounts for 60% of the total value creation.
Employment within the cultural industries has increased by 50% the last ten years, and the value creation has increased with 77%. (From 24 millions to 42 billions.)
Source:«Kulturnæringens betydning for norsk økonomi; Status og utvikling 2000-2009» (MENON Business Economics + Perduco Kultur, april 2011)