Our aim is increased diversity, not only on stage or in the gallery, but also where decision-making takes place. For four years Styrende Mangfold organised courses and network meetings, and recruited professionals with a multicultural background to board rooms in the Norwegian cultural sector.
The courses ran over two days and were meant for people who wants to undertake a board position or take on a leading role in the cultural life. The course offered an insight in how the cultural field functions, focusing on cultural management, board positions and the role of the board. Styrende Mangfold has also recommended candidates for positions in boards and committees.
Styrende Mangfold has been an important initiative to help ensure diversity among decision makers, since the project was initiated by Otto Akos Meijer in 2010. When the project ended in 2014 we released a publication on the current situation for diversity in boards and leading positions in Norway, and some views on how to move ahead. The publication is available here, in Norwegian only.