Participants//Intercult & Region Västerbotten

//Malmö Museer//
Malmö
Sweden
http://malmo.se/Kultur–fritid/Kultur–noje/Museer–utstallningar/Malmo-Museer.html

Malmö Museum was founded in 1841. In 1984 the name was changed to Malmö Museer and today exhibitions are held in several buildings in Malmö. The museum was private until 1891, when it passed into the possession of Malmö city. Malmö Museums is one of several regional museums in the county Skåne. The museum is currently prioritizing renovation of its permanent exhibitions, increased access to collections, development work in the area of teaching and learning, and multicultural issues. The museum consists of six units divided in exhibition, education, photography, heritage, public activities, and city. The allocation of funding is approximately 40% regionally and 60% municipal. The museum’s management team consists of the museum director, assistant director, unit managers and communicators. The museum has around 30,000 visitors a year.

//Bohusläns Museum//
Uddevalla
Sweden
http://www.bohuslansmuseum.se/en/Vastarvet—natural-and-cultural-heritage-in-West-Sweden/Subsites/Bohuslans-museum/

Bohuslän Museum was established in 1977 and is a regional museum with its registered office and main building in central Uddevalla on the west coast of Sweden. The museum collects, documents, preserves and tells about the county Bohusläns history, nature and culture. In addition, Bohusläns museum is a living cultural center with a wide range of programs, lectures, music evenings, theme days and exciting exhibitions. There is also an art gallery, a shop and a restaurant specializing in culinary traditions. Since 2006 Bohuslän Museum is included in the administration Västarvet, which is part of the region Västra Götaland.

//Västerbottens Museum//
Umeå
Sweden
http://www.vbm.se/en/home.html

Västerbottens Museum has responsibility for the entire county Västerbotten’s cultural history. The museum’s tasks is to preserve, nurture and bring the cultural heritage to life, for present and future generations. The museum is working to keep the knowledge accessible to all through the archives, collections, publications, exhibitions, program activities, advice, views and information.

The museum consists of the managing company Västerbotten Museum AB, and the Foundation Västerbotten Museum’s collections. The museum works with the traditional missions to collect, preserve and exhibit. The museum’s ambition is to be a county museum in time, with increased participation and dialogue with its citizens. This for example includes working actively throughout the county with “local offices”, extensive museum education and cultural touristic projects.

//Riksteatern//
Stockholm (They work in the whole country)
Sweden
http://www.riksteatern.se/secondary/Languages/english/

Riksteatern was founded in 1933 and is a movement that owns a touring national stage. Riksteatern is owned by its members whom are more than 40 000 members, 230 national theatre associations, 21 regional associations and 50 connected organizations throughout Sweden are part of the National Theatre, which organizes, mediates, produces and develops the Performing Arts.

Riksteaterns vision is performing arts that put thoughts and feelings in motion – for everyone, everywhere. Riksteatern contributes to more than one million performing arts visits per year and also has extensive international operations, including a multi-year collaboration with theaters in Finland. Riksteaterns Silent Theatre has since 1977 been playing theater for deaf and hearing children, youth and adults. Every four years Riksteaterns congress is held and hundreds of representatives from Riksteatern’s associations and affiliated organizations among other things, map out the future and appoint directors. Members of Riksteaterns theatre associations organize events locally. Riksteatern selects and purchase theater, dance productions and performing arts. They can buy from Riksteaterns own associations or performances from other producers.

//Västerbottenteatern//
Skellefteå
Sweden
http://www.vasterbottensteatern.se/

Västerbotten Theatre is a county theater based in Skellefteå in the north of Sweden. The theatre produces 6-8 new productions per year and plays about 400 performances in Skellefteå, Umeå and on tour in the region Västerbotten. In recent years the theatre has profiled itself increasingly as a storytelling theater. Västerbotten Theatres vision is to become the leading storytelling theater and strive to a new theater to be built. Every summer since 1987 has Västerbottensteatern played summer theater in Skellefteå. These beliefs are built on commitment from community-based amateur actors who complimented the theater’s permanent ensemble and created opportunities to make big, generous, productions.

Västerbottensteatern is a limited company where the owners consists of Region Västerbotten and Skellefteå municipality. The annual turnover is around 30 million. Västerbottensteatern is a regional theater that tours with all performances in and outside the county, apart from our summer theater. The theater works with income statements, management by objectives and establishes scorecard.

//Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern//
Stockholm
Sweden
http://kulturhusetstadsteatern.se/English/

Since July 1, 2013, Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern is a merged public cultural institution in Stockholm. It consists of the previous Kulturhuset and Stockholms Stadsteater. Stadsteatern was founded in 1960 as a municipal entity and has been running its operations in Kulturhuset’s premises at Sergels Torg in central Stockholm since 1990. Kulturhuset was founded in 1974 has been its own operation within the City of Stockholm’s cultural administration. The space is about 36,000 square meters. When the two organizations merged in 2013, they became a common institution that is part of the company Stockholms Stadsteater AB. The joint areas consists of theater, dance, music, literature, art and design, as well as debate, with 8 artistic managers withinin these focus areas. Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern also runs a child and youth scene in the area Skärholmen, south of Stockholm. In the summertime they run Parkteatern and play shows in the parks of Stockholm. Stockholms Stadsteater AB, which owns the operations, has over 300 permanent employees with about 150 actors and dancers. Turnover is around 450 million SEK.

//Folkoperan//
Stockholm
Sweden
http://www.folkoperan.se/english

Folkoperan is an opera house in Stockholm, which was founded in 1976. In 1993 Folkoperan went from being a free musical theater group to become an institutional theater. The organization receives annual funding from the Arts Council, Stockholm County Council and Stockholm City. Folkoperan is organized as a limited liability company with the Foundation Folkoperan as sole shareholder. Folkoperans goal is to constantly innovate the art of opera and reach new audiences. In the house they play everything from classic works to newly composed operas and children’s opera. The performances are sung in Swedish instead of the original language, which makes the plot understandable in a Swedish context. Folkoperan also wants to be close to the audience so the orchestra pit has been removed. Children and young people has always been a priority target group and many productions focus on children’s opera and children’s participation. Folkoperans goal is to renew the art of opera and crush barriers.

//Vara Konserthus//
Vara
Sweden
http://www.varakonserthus.se/

Vara Concert House is a municipal concert venue and conference center in the city of Vara on the Swedish west coast. The Concert Hall is run with the support of Vara Municipality and Region Västra Götaland. Each year, approximately 60 000 people of all ages visit a show at Vara Concert House. At a total around 180 performances are shown each year. Vara Concert House is designed by Kjell Hadin and opened in September 2003. The building is connected to Lagmans High School and the two buildings have a total area of about 4000 square meters. The concert houses’s biggest hall has 517 seats and the small hall has 67 seats. They make their own productions, but they also rent out their space to other event producers and operate different conference activities. The building is also used by the municipal music school.

//Länsbiblioteket i Västerbotten//
Umeå
Sweden
http://regionvasterbotten.se/kultur/lansbiblioteket-vasterbotten/

The county library in Västerbotten has the whole county of Västerbotten in the north of Sweden as its work field. They are a part of the national library network. The county library works for the development of the overall library operations in the county and to strengthen the role of libraries as a force for democracy, inclusiveness and diversity. The county library is also responsible for the county’s three hospital libraries.

The county library promotes the development of libraries in the county by:

  • Coordination, support, stimulation and enthusiasm
  • Continuous discussions about local and regional development in collaboration with municipal libraries.
  • Initiating and supporting projects related to promoting reading and library development

They contribute through additional media supply, access to literature and information in the county. They also make Västerbotten’s local literature available through a county bibliography (Bothnica) and information materials, such ”Storytelling County” and literary sites in Västerbotten and Norrbotten.

The county library in Västerbotten in itself however, holds no public activities, making it difficult to answer some of the questions in covered in MCP Broker.

//Finspångs Bibliotek//
Finspång
Sweden
http://www.finspang.se/Kultur-och-fritid/Bibliotek/

Finspång Municipality is a municipality in the northern part of the county Östergörland, with a population of approximately 21 000. In Finspång there is one main library with branches in Hällestad and Rejmyre. The original library in Finspång has been around since the early located in the same building. It was an old houses which in the end didn’t agree with the demands of a future library. Finspång’s library is currently developing into more of a meeting place and as part of this, they have moved into new premises together with two high schools. The physical books have had to stand back a bit to develop new types of meetings and areas of work for the librarians. The library has 13 employees and plans to grow, they are also responsible for library operations at Bergska school, the local high school.

//Botkyrka Kulturskola//
Stockholm (Botkyrka)
Sweden
http://www.botkyrka.se/barnochutbildning/Kulturtekniknaturskola/botkyrkakulturskola

Botkyrka is a municipality in the south of Stockholm. Botkyrka culture school offers courses in music, dance, theater, animation and video. The foundation of what they do is that students should be able to discover their full potential. The teaching is tailored to students interests and ambitions. In the course offerings, their goal is growing, learning, development with increased participation and democracy. The culture school operated for all children and young people in the community. Everyone should know that they are exist and why. The fee for Botkyrka culture school has recently been reduced to 350 SEK/semester, which is among the lowest costs in Sweden.