Norsk senter for folkemusikk og folkedansNorway
Contact: +47 91 14 26 11
Postal address: Dragvoll Idrettssenter 7491 Trondheim
Geographic Coverage of NGO’s expertise: Norway
- identification, documentation,
research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
Main areas of work related to the Convention:The foundation (Rtf) is doing fieldwork, documenting traditional dance and music in cooperation with people in local communities. It has set up a web page which is meant to become an inventory of ICH in our field. It conducts research and publishes results. Collected material is protected by being stored in the Rff archives and preserved through being made available and taught. It is promoted through teaching, and projects of various kinds including both participatory and staging activities. Local projects for young people and specialised university courses are important measures for securing transmission and revitalisation. Rff supports organisations which are active in revitalisation, and has also its own projects. The Expert Council and the Centre has followed discussions on safeguarding of folklore, later Intangible cultural heritage right since they were established in the early 1970's, particularly within the framework of UNESCO. The Director has been called upon several times to take part in UNESCO's work in different ways. The Norwegian folk music scene has also been concerned with the problems of copyright issues. The question has been discussed in conferences and meetings and with national organisations that collect copyright money.
Relevant projects and initiatives
Stiftelsen Râdet for folkemusikk og folkedans (Foundation Norwegian Council for Traditional Music and Traditional Dance) in Trondheim documents traditional music and dance through fieldwork, maintains a large archives and works to preserve, promote and transmit dance and music as ICH. It has a large international network and several international projects both for teaching and research.