Minister of Culture and Church Affairs

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Minister of Culture and Church Affairs of Norway
Kulturministeren
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Abid Raja (Venstres landsmøte 2018).jpg
Incumbent
Abid Raja

since 24 January 2020
Ministry of Culture
Member ofCouncil of State
SeatOslo
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerMonarch
with approval of Parliament
Term lengthNo fixed length
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Norway
PrecursorMinister of Church Affairs and Education
Formation14 October 1981
First holderLars Roar Langslet
DeputyState secretaries at the Ministry of Culture
WebsiteOfficial website

The Minister of Culture and Church Affairs (Norwegian: Kultur- og kirkeminister) is a councilor of state and chief of the Norway's Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs.[1] The ministry is responsible for the government's policy related to culture, church affairs, religion, media, sports and gambling. Subordinate agencies include the Gaming and Foundation Authority, the National Archival Services, the National Library, the Arts Council and the Media Authority. The portfolio includes issues related to the Church of Norway.

The position was created as the Minister of Culture and Sciences in 1981, resulting in a split of the responsibilities of the former Minister of Church Affairs and Education, where issues related to culture and research were moved to the new post. Science issues remained part of the portfolio until 1989, when they were swapped with religious issues with the Minister of Education and Research, creating the Minister of Culture and Church Affairs. This lasted for a year, when church and religious affairs were again resumed by the Minister of Education, Research and Church Affairs. This situation was retained until 2001, when the portfolio again became the Minister of Culture and Church Affairs. From 2009 the "Church Affairs" was transferred to the Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs as minister Anniken Huitfeldt was not a member of the Church of Norway. Issues related to religion remained within the portfolio.

When Solberg's Cabinet took office in 2013 church affairs was again included in the title and portfolio but with less significance than previously due to the increased autonomy given to the Church of Norway in 2012.

The current minister is Abid Raja.

Key[edit]

The following lists the minister, their party, date of assuming and leaving office, their tenure in years and days, and the cabinet they served in.

  Centre Party
  Christian Democratic Party
  Conservative Party
  Labour Party
  Liberal Party

Ministers[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet Ref
Blank.JPG Lars Roar Langslet Conservative 14 October 1981 9 May 1986 4 years, 207 days Willoch I
Willoch II
[2]
Blank.JPG Hallvard Bakke Labour 9 May 1986 16 October 1989 3 years, 160 days Brundtland II [3]
Blank.JPG Eleonore Bjartveit Christian Democratic 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 18 days Syse [4]
Aase Kleveland 17Mai Eidsvoll.jpg Åse Kleveland Labour 3 November 1990 25 October 1996 5 years, 357 days Brundtland III [5]
William, Roger og Turid (cropped).jpg Turid Birkeland Labour 25 October 1996 17 October 1997 357 days Jagland [6]
Anne Enger crop splm13.jpg Anne Enger Lahnstein Centre 17 October 1997 8 October 1999 1 year, 356 days Bondevik I [7]
Åslaug Haga Sp Kommunal- og regionalminister 20051017.jpg Åslaug Haga Centre 8 October 1999 17 March 2000 161 days Bondevik I [7]
Ellen Horn Oslo Jazzfestival 2017 (180354).jpg Ellen Horn Labour 17 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 216 days Stoltenberg I [8]
Valgerd Svarstad Haugland 3.jpg Valgerd Svarstad Haugland Christian Democratic 19 October 2001 17 October 2005 3 years, 364 days Bondevik II [9]
Kulturminister Trond Giske på åpningen av Rockheim.jpg Trond Giske Labour 17 October 2005 20 October 2009 4 years, 4 days Stoltenberg II [10]
Anniken Huitfeldt, kulturminister Norge. Nordiska radets session 2010.jpg Anniken Huitfeldt Labour 20 October 2009 21 September 2012 2 years, 335 days Stoltenberg II [10]
Hadia Tajik - Arbeiderpartiet.jpg Hadia Tajik Labour 21 September 2012 16 October 2013 1 year, 26 days Stoltenberg II [10]
Thorhild Widvey 2014.jpg Thorhild Widvey Conservative 16 October 2013 16 December 2015 2 years, 61 days Solberg [1]
Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland.jpg Linda Hofstad Helleland Conservative 16 December 2015 17 January 2018 2 years, 32 days Solberg [1]
Trine Skei Grande (175428).jpg Trine Skei Grande Liberal 17 January 2018 24 January 2020 2 years, 7 days Solberg [11]
Abid Raja (Venstres landsmøte 2018).jpg Abid Raja Liberal 24 January 2020 present 170 days Solberg [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Erna Solberg's Government". Government.no. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Jan Syse's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Third Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Thorbjørn Jagland's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Kjell Magne Bondevik's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Jens Stoltenberg's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  10. ^ a b c "Jens Stoltenberg's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Minister of Culture and Equality Trine Skei Grande". Government.no. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  12. ^ "This Is Solberg's Cabinet 4.0". NRK. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2020.