The Arts Council Norway (Norwegian: Norsk kulturråd, often shortened to Kulturrådet) is the official arts council for Norway.
Based in Oslo, it is a Norwegian state institution created in 1965 (1965) as a result of a parliamentary decision in 1964.
Arts Council Norway's administration is in charge of a broad spectrum of administrative tasks and functions within the cultural field, including artists' grants, the Audio and Visual Fund and a number of other funding schemes. In 2010, Arts Council Norway was merged with ABM-utvikling, the Norwegian Archive, Library and Museum Authority. The library functions were transferred to the National Library of Norway. In 2015, the archive functions were transferred to the National Archives of Norway.
Arts Council Norway administers funding schemes for literature, music, performing and visual arts, museum development, youth culture, cultural heritage and creative industries. Arts Council Norway also develops, funds and commissions cultural research projects and evaluations of major projects funded by the Cultural Fund. In addition, the administration is the main contact point for the EEA Grants Culture, Creative Europe and other international cultural cooperation efforts. The administration also houses the secretariat for The Cultural Rucksack.