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Statens kulturråd - Swedish Arts Council
Swedish Arts Council is a government authority whose principal task is to implement national cultural policy determined by the Parliament
The Council is responsible for:
* The allocation of state cultural funding to theatre, dance, music, literature, arts periodicals and public libraries, and to the fine arts, museums and exhibitions.
* Providing the Swedish government with the basic data it needs to make cultural policy decisions, by evaluating state spending in the cultural sphere, etc.
* Providing information about culture and cultural policy.
The Swedish Arts Council supports, develops and initiates interaction between the state, the regions, municipalities and representatives for cultural life in Sweden, e.g. libraries, museums and performing arts centres. The aim is to safeguard and develop Swedish national cultural policy, and to promote cultural diversity and an even geographical spread in cultural provision.
Västerås Kultur-, Idrotts- och fritidsnämnd (link)
Västerås City www.vasteras.se
A developing city
Västerås is a large city with the benefits of a small town. It has a city's opportunities in trade, industry, employment, education, entertainment, services, culture and transportation. The small town benefits include shorter distances, the lack of traffic jams, fresh air, and a more human pace that leaves time left over for yourself, your family and your hobbies. The journey between Västerås and Stockholm takes a mere 50 minutes by trains which run twice an hour from early morning to late at night.
Thousands of homes are being built near the shores of lake Mälaren. You can live in an educational metropolis, where the University is expanding at an exceptional rate. You can settle in a city where fresh ideas and activities are constantly appearing and developing, and where large and small companies benefit from one another. There are laboratories and panoramic views, research and lush forests, dynamic trade and peaceful hammocks, culture and yachts.
In brief, a human city with human proportions, allowing ideas and people to grow.
Västmanlandsmusiken has a mandate to support and develop the music and dance life in Västmanland. We do this by delivering more than 800 concerts and dance performances per year and in different ways to support the organizers and others who work with music and dance.
Landstinget Västmanland www.ltv.se
Länsstyrelsen i Västmanlands län www.lansstyrelsen.se/vastmanland
Sveriges Radio is a non-commercial, independent public service radio broadcaster. Its mission is to provide high-quality programmes for the Swedish population. Swedish Radio’s primary aim is to provide enriching programmes for all Swedes, wherever they live and regardless of their age, gender, and cultural background. Swedish Radio’s comprehensive range of programming should offer something valuable and indispensable for everyone.
Forum for free speech
Swedish Radio provides programmes which are impartial, accurate and a forum for free speech. Overall programming aims to appeal to a broad audience but also to satisfy niche interests. Each and every programme aims to be characterized by our belief in the equal worth of all human beings and the freedom and dignity of the individual. This is the basis of public service broadcasting.
Broadcasts around the clock
Swedish Radio broadcasts news and current affairs in Swedish and a number of minority and immigrant languages. We cover: popular and classical music; social debate; children’s programming; culture; sport; drama; entertainment; public information; traffic reports and the weather. We broadcast around the clock over four nationwide domestic FM channels: P1, P2, P3 and P4; 25 local channels; the Finnish language channel Swedish Radio Sisuradio and our external service, Radio Sweden.
Elektronmusikstudion - EMS
Since 1964, EMS Elektronmusikstudion is the centre for Swedish electroacoustic music and sound-art. EMS is run as an independant part of Statens musikverk.
Västerås & Co
ABF is Sweden’s largest adult liberal education association. The abbreviation stands for Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund (the Workers’ Educational Association).