The Göteborg Opera
The Göteborg Opera is a wholly-owned limited liability company within the Västra Götaland region, with the objective of giving all of the region’s inhabitants access to opera, dance and musicals.
Everyone living in Västra Götaland has a right to a rich and varied cultural life. This is one of the cornerstones in ‘A Good Life’ – the vision that forms part of the sustainable regional development plan.
Culture, the natural heritage and the cultural heritage represent irreplaceable values – both in themselves and as drivers of development, sustainability and health.
It is important that all inhabitants of Västra Götaland, wherever they live, have access to cultural experiences and are given the opportunity to participate in them. Several of the major institutions have permanent spaces in more than one place and tour around Västra Götaland. Region Västra Götaland also works actively to support independent cultural associations and organisations. Folk high schools and educational associations are important resources in lifelong learning, but other cultural institutions, for example museums and theatres, also play an important role in education, learning and participation for the inhabitants of the region.
The Cultural Affairs Committee of Region Västra Götaland drives the strategic regional development within arts and culture with: Culture strategy for Västra Götaland and the regional culture plan for 2020–2023 as the foundation. The committee strives for renewal in the area of cultural policy – inquisitively and flexibly in order to capture the new forms of art and culture of our times. The committee gives assignments to 80 departments, institutions, organisations and associations and every year provides financial support to about a hundred. The purpose is to strengthen the role of culture and cultural practicioners in society.
The Cultural Development Administration mobilises know-how and expertise in art in all its forms, in our natural and cultural heritage, and in the running of museums and visitor destinations. It also focuses on bringing cultural perspectives to the fore across every area, including sustainability, accessibility, and activities for children and young people.
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