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PRESS RELEASE 12 APRIL 2019

The Fritt Ord Foundation Prize for 2019 is awarded to Nature and Youth and to Greta Thunberg for their contributions to making the climate and environmental debate action-oriented and mobilising.

"Nature and Youth and Greta Thunberg are making invaluable contributions to the most important debate of our time by insisting that it is not primarily more knowledge and better analyses that are needed at this point, but rather action and initiatives", remarks Grete Brochmann, Chair of the Fritt Ord Board.

​The Fritt Ord Foundation announces a call for applications for 10 annual grants of NOK 200 000 each for critics who write for Norwegian daily or weekly newspapers, or who write reviews for TV/radio.

The grants can be awarded to critics who work in any field related to art or culture. The grants are intended to result in the production of concrete, ongoing reviews throughout the year; the goal is to help improve the quality and professionalisation of a number of Norwegian critics each year. The Fritt Ord Foundation would like to give more critics better opportunities to pursue their profession and to spend more time cultivating it.

Tilskudd til litteraturformidling i bibliotekene, 2019–20 - I krigens kjølvann

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Fritt Ords Honnør til Levi Fragell

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Freemuse and The Fritt Ord Foundation invite the public to the launch of the new report “The State of Artistic Freedom 2019”. The event will take place at Fritt Ord, Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo on Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 10am – 12pm.

Freemuse will officially unveil The State of Artistic Freedom 2019, an analysis of 673 cases of violations of artistic freedom that occurred in different cultural spheres in 80 countries throughout 2018.

Please register by emailing Philip Toscano at Freemuse: philip.toscano@freemuse.org

As the European Union heads into a pivotal election year, sixteen philanthropic foundations including Fritt Ord have come together to form Civitates. Civitates is a consortium that provides funding for civil society actors to come together and revitalise public discourse. In the coming weeks we'll be sharing the stories of some of our grant recipients.

Good communication is key in the twenty-first century to informing public opinion. As the debate over refugees and migrants has become ever more polarized in Italy, Civitates has funded projects of support for civil society organizations which have found themselves on the frontline of humanitarian action and of efforts to try to explain the real story behind the anti-migration noise to the public and politicians.

​The Norwegian Journal of Photography is now seeking photographers who aspire to take part in the fifth round of NJP. The deadline for applications is Friday, 5 April 2019.

2011 marked the advent of the Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP), providing an arena for photographers to develop and display the full range of their projects. NJP offers an environment that provides encouragement and constructive criticism of works from the perspective of telling stories and building bridges between the more classic documentary photography and art photography.

The Fritt Ord Foundation is allocating up to MNOK 25 annually for four years for journalistic projects. The MNOK 100 initiative is entitled Norwegian Journalism.

For quite some time, the Fritt Ord Foundation has had media and journalism as one of its core target areas. In the current demanding situation being experienced by the media, and thereby by the public sphere as a whole, we aspire to do even more to support and promote high-quality journalism in several fields.

The call for applications has six deadlines for applications during the year. The next deadline is 10 May 2019, at 3 p.m. Applications should be submitted to the Fritt Ord Foundation's application centre.

As the European Union heads into a pivotal election year, sixteen philanthropic foundations including Fritt Ord have come together to form Civitates. Civitates is a consortium that provides funding for civil society actors to come together and revitalise public discourse. In the coming weeks we'll be sharing the stories of some of our grant recipients.

The stabbing and death of Pawel Adamowicz, the liberal mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk in January 2019 was perhaps the clearest sign yet of the tensions and divisions in the country. Civitates has funded projects of support for civil society organizations which have worked tirelessly in difficult conditions to try to break down these divisions and keep democracy and public participation at the heart of society.

​Are you planning to write a master's thesis on the relationship between §112 of the Constitution of Norway and climate change?

The Fritt Ord Foundation and the Norwegian Climate Foundation are announcing up to three climate grants for students at the faculties of Law at the University of Tromsø, the University of Bergen and the University of Oslo. The grants are earmarked for students who would like to write a major* master's thesis. The grants are for NOK 50 000 each.

Press release, Brussels 28 February 2019

At a critical moment in Europe, when hard won democracy is being eroded, Civitates aims to bolster and support civil society coalitions across Europe.

As the European Union heads into a pivotal election year, sixteen philanthropic foundations have come together to form Civitates, a consortium committed to protect and expand civil society at a time when the fundamentals of democracy are being challenged like never before. Civitates will focus on two vulnerable areas: the shrinking space for civil society, and public discourse and digitization.


Call for Applications: Cross Border Journalism Project “Asia-Mix: Water Issues”

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