Government gives 800,000 to Museum Nord/GaiaVesterålen

07 December 2022

The Government is providing NOK 800 000 to Museum Nord/GaiaVesterålen to develop innovative and digital dissemination services for children and young people.

Kulturtanken, Nordland County Council and Gaia Vesterålen/Museum Nord are joining forces to develop digital innovation projects in a sustainability perspective. The goal is to develop innovative and digital art and cultural offerings for children and young people, from kindergarten to the end of their teens.

– This award from Kulturtanken means a lot to us. It is essential and means that we can now start the important work of developing unique, digital communication solutions for children and young people in earnest. At the competence centre that we now want to establish, there will be a focus on co-production with children and young people. Young people in exclusion will also play a central role in the development of the new communication solutions, such as a sustainability game, says Geir Are Johansen, CEO of Museum Nord.

The parties are joining forces to develop an innovation and competence centre for digital communication solutions for children and young people. The focus will be on the SDGs, including education, the environment and climate.

The Innovation Centre will be established locally in Vesterålen. In order to ensure the quality of development work and competence development regionally, Gaia Vesterålen establishes contact with Nordnorsk kunstnersenter in Vågan with a view to including the artist centre’s artistic and dissemination expertise.

The commitment to digital sustainability is awarded NOK 800,000.

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