Press Release, Tuesday, 11 August 2015
This spring, the Fritt Ord Foundation invited applications for grants of NOK 50 000 each for literature programmes aimed at young people at public libraries. The Foundation received approx. 116 applications, and it has been decided to award funding to 48 applicants. A total of MNOK 2.28 will be divided among libraries all across the country.
The Fritt Ord Foundation has given priority to projects that are innovative, and has tried to select projects that represent the full range of communications activities. The successful projects promote literature through encounters with writers, writing courses, reading groups and comic book workshops. Promotional activities will take place through debates, writers' tours, school visits and festivals.
This invitation from the Fritt Ord Foundation is intended to encourage the innovative promotion of literature, and to strengthen public libraries as arenas for communication. The projects will be carried out in autumn 2015 or in 2016.