Accredited NGOs located in this country
The list of accredited NGOs is presented below, along with corresponding accreditation forms. You can search the list using the criteria provided on the right.
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The Storytelling Network of Kronoberg [en]
Märta Ljungbergsvägen 1
341 35 Ljungby
Tel.: +46 372 14855
Year of creation: 1990
- oral traditions and expressions
- identification, documentation,
research (including inventory-making)
It was established to highlight the oral intangible cultural heritage from the region and to revitalize by stimulating oral storytelling, shedding knowledge of fairy tales, legends and folktales and to safeguard the narrative traditions of the Land of Legends (which is three municipalities in this region of Sweden).
Activities for safeguarding: The storytelling network of Kronoberg runs; The Museum of Legends, The Land of Legends, The largest yearly storytelling festival in Scandinavia, Ljungby storytelling festival. These three parts have all the same goal, to highlight and safeguard our oral traditions, this is being done by:
Storytelling performances/guided tours; in the museum but also in the landscape of The Land of Legends and at the festival.
Educational activities: At the museum but also in schools. We are using the tales and the storytelling as a pedagogical method (following the Swedish curriculums) and working/teaching at all school levels, from kindergarten to university. We are holding courses for youths and adults who want to learn, and also have two university courses at the museum together with the Gotland University.
Festival: Since 1990, every year we have had a storytelling festival, which is local, national and international. At the festival we host a Nordic youth camp for the next generation of storytellers. We are trying to highlight different kind of storytelling traditions, 2013 we highlight the romany tradition.
The Land of Legends: We have marked 80 places in the landscape which has a particular story/tale connected to it. This has been done by; road signs, maps, story cabinets at the actual place (the cabinets consist of a story that the visitor can read in Swedish, English or German, a painting which is connected to the story), an app (you can listen to the story in your phone instead of reading if you like) geocaching, performances, activities and excursions. Every summer we do a summer program in The Land of Legends, with performances open for the public. Many of the legends we tell in the The Land of Legends är concted to knowledge and pratices concering nature and the universe.
Performing arts: Storytelling is a performing art, we do plenty storytelling from stages, at theathers and festivals.
Book publishing: Several books have been published with the old tales but also with the new stories that we have collected today.
Networking: As The Storytelling Network of Kronoberg is the first of its kind in Sweden, we have become a centre for storytellers in Sweden and help others to form networks/or connect with storytellers in Sweden and abroad.
Projects: We work with different kinds of projects: During 2012, 2013 we have/are working with projects such as: “Museum education for those with special needs” (for students with learning disabilities of different kinds) “Stories for memories” (working with elderly at care homes with or without dementia) “Meetings with stories” (working with “young” dementia patients and their relatives) “Land of Legend- an arena for stories and meetings” (an EU-project on how to develop the countryside and highlight the stories of it) “Storytreasure” (collecting stories of today from groups and individuals) “The Basket” ( a project that combines the making of baskets and the stories of this old traditional handicraft)
Implementing the Convention in Sweden: The network is active in the work that is now taking place in Sweden of implementing the Convention with the Institute for Language and Folklore. Which has resulted in the Regional Council’s consideration to give us a regional assignment regarding the safeguarding of oral traditions.
Examples of groups we are working together with:
Individuals – at our website everyone can download their own stories (done by calling a number and telling your story) At the festival we always have some telling of life narratives.
Minority groups – we have highlighted storytelling traditions belonging to groups that unfortunately have been overlooked in history, for example Romany and Sami.
The Swedish local heritage movement – the largest heritage NGO in Sweden. Together we have done many projects, and helped them at several places to highlight their legends and stories connected to places where they operate.
NGO for traditional handicraft – connected to the making of handicraft are several stories and tales. We work together with the traditional handicraft association to bring forward these stories.
ABF - Sweden’s largest adult liberal education association, we do study circles together and they are a partner in the Ljungby storytelling festival
Museums – Mainly local and regional museums but some national in different projects. We co-operate around storytelling, doing performances at the museums.
Universities -Mainly with Gotland University and Linnaeus University, teaching and research.
Municipalities – Land of Legends, consists of three municipalities (Ljungby, Älmhult, Alvesta), they help us in our work of revitalizing the places in the landscape. (The municipalities give founding to our work yearly)
Authorities – for instants: County Administrative Board (have supported our work for a long time), the Institute for Language and Folklore (implementation of the Convention), Regional Council South Småland, (gives us a yearly founding).
|The Eric Sahlström Institute|
Eric Sahlström Institutet
SE 748 50 Tobo
Tel.: +46 295 34290
Year of creation: 1998
- oral traditions and expressions
- identification, documentation,
research (including inventory-making)
The Eric Sahlström Institute (ESI) is a non-governmental organisation and a Swedish national centre for traditional music and dance. It is apolitical, non-profit and non-religious.
In the late 1980’s the Eric Sahlström Memorial Foundation, a foundation created 1986 to honor Eric Sahlström, Sweden’s most renowned folk musician in recent time who died that year, started promoting the idea of establishing a national folk music institute. The institute was given the name of the legendary folk musician – The Eric Sahlström Institute; this since it would work in his generous spirit to promote and spread the knowledge of traditional music and the traditional instrument the nyckelharpa.
The prime mission of the ESI was of safeguarding nature. The institute was to “Protect, Promote and Perpetuate” folk music, folk dance and folk song. Special attention should be given to the traditional music instrument the Nyckelharpa; how to build and how to play the instrument – a knowledge that is disturbingly threatened.
The ESI works for everyone’s opportunity to meet traditional music, dance and song, as a living culture in society today and in the future. It shall be a meeting point for initiated actors and persons within the genre, and a centre for knowledge and education, as well as work extrovertly to promote and expose the genre in new arenas. Especially young people’s encounters with the genre should be acknowledged. The Eric Sahlström Institute shall be a centre in the world for the nyckelharpa.
To guarantee the mission of the institute being Sweden’s first centre for traditional music and dance with a nationwide assignment the board was formed by representatives from the three major national organizations for traditional music and dance (Sveriges Spelmäns Riksförbund, Svenska Ungdomsringen för Bygdekultur, Riksföreningen för Folkmusik och Dans), the Royal College of Music, the University of Dance, and The Royal Swedish Academy of Music. In 1998 the institute was given a financial guarantee to last for the future by the Swedish parliament.
The ESI runs and/or actively participates in numerous projects and networks. They all are part of the institute’s strategy to approach its visions. In this a conscious strive is to reach and inform new people about the traditional music and dance genre. This is done for example by building informal networks through collaboration with others in the projects.
Listed below are some of the work the ESI is involved in.
The ESI runs year-long courses of the highest quality in traditional Swedish music on the musical instruments nyckelharpa and fiddle, and traditional Swedish dance. The ESI also has week-end courses, summer courses, distance courses and educations in building nyckelharpas. These educations use primarily traditional methods of teaching, ie learning by ear and by hand.
National action plan for traditional music and dance:
An action plan for the traditional genre has been produced in collaboration with the three major national organisations for traditional music and dance, and representatives for the music academies. It was remitted to all the County Music Organizations, the Swedish music archives, music academies and others within the genre.
The ESI runs four national networks for 1) Nyckelharpa builders/luthiers, 2) Nyckelharpa teachers, 3) Traditional Swedish singing and 4) Traditional music and dance teachers.
The ESI is also active in a Nordic network for builders of traditional music instruments, along with participants from Norway and Finland.
Being a nyckelharpa centre of the world the ESI’s informal international network is widely extended. Students from all over the world participate in the courses.
The ESI is a natural international meeting point for information about Swedish traditional music and dance in general and the nyckelharpa in specific.
Nordic seminars for traditional music instruments:
The knowledge of the making of traditional music instruments, such as the nyckelharpa, is threatened in Sweden. The situation is similar in our neighbouring countries, hence the ESI is engaged in arranging Nordic seminars for safe guarding the knowledge of the luthier trade.
Cadence – EU project/Grundtvig:
Recently the ESI finished a European project, concerning teaching of nyckelharpa playing, in collaboration with the Italian school Scuola di Musica Popolare di Forlimpopoli and the German school Burg Fürsteneck.
Nyckelharpa builder museum:
The ESI has an instrument building workshop on display, that shows what the process of making a nyckelharpa looked like in past times.
Throughout the year concerts, dance evenings and a festival is organised by the ESI.
Supporting organisations within the genre:
The ESI also arrange concerts, workshops, seminars etc. at music/dance events organised by non-profit societies in our surrounding, to support them in their work for traditional music and dance.
Making nyckelharpas for children nationwide:
Since the market for the nyckelharpa is very limited still there are practically no instruments of children’s sizes for sale. Hence the ESI has a project where children’s instruments are built and spread to children throughout the country.
Youth traditional band:
The ESI runs a traditional group of young musicians aged 12-19, who learn a concert repertoire and perform together with one of the most recognised professional traditional music bands of Sweden.
RESiDANS is a project about traditional dance and music on the bigger dance stages. Hence this cultural expression reaches new audiences, and the work market for these performers expands.
Världens Musik och Dans (Music and dance of the world) is regional projects, in different parts of the country, that brings traditional music and dance to new arenas, explores new methods to work with those cultural traditions.
The ESI has a library for traditional music and dance.
Furthermore ESI is a tangible center located in an environment suitable for courses, seminars and other kinds of meetings. ESI has hosted numerous such gatherings initiated by the side organizations represented in its board, as well as other organizations in the genre, local and national.
The board of the Eric Sahlström Institute consists of representatives from the three major organisations for traditional music and dance, the music academies, the dance academy, professional traditional musicians and dancers, professional teachers within the genre, the local government, the local heritage society, the county music organisations, the concert and congress hall of the city of Uppsala.
The ESI regularly collaborate closely with a multiple of organisations and social movements in different projects of various sizes. These collaborating parts are such as:
The three major national NGOs/social movements concerning traditional music and dance (Sveriges Spelmäns Riksförbund, Svenska Folkdansringen, Riksförbundet för Folkmusik och Dans) and their respective regional associations nationwide, the Music Academies, the regional centre for traditional music and dance of Dalarna (Folkmusikens Hus), County Music Organizations across the country ie of Uppsala County, Music schools, Folk High Schools with educations in traditional music and dance, local and regional organizers of festivals and “spelmansstämmor”, the national study association Kulturens Bildningsverksamhet.
The ESI receives funding from among others the Swedish Council of Culture, The County Council of Uppsala, The municipality of Tierp.