Final report from Bulgaria project

Posted on November 8th, by Jørgen Ludvig Lorentzen in News. Comments Off on Final report from Bulgaria project

Final report from Bulgaria project

The project “Better protection of children against domestic violence and gender- based violence through sharing best practices between Norway and Bulgaria” is finalized. Project activities were aimed at supporting the process towards the elaboration of a national program against domestic violence and gender-based violence and development of services for the protection of women and children victims of violence. The project included several experts from Norway and Bulgaria, and Hedda Foundation will use this opportunity to thank our Norwegian partners: Justis- og beredskapsdepartementet, Krisesenteret i Oslo og Alternativ til vold.


In July 2015 the Association „Alliance for protection against genderbased violence” (APGBV) and HEDDA Foundation – Norway started the implementation of the joint project „Better protection of children against domestic violence and gender- based violence through sharing best practices between Norway and Bulgaria”. The project, implemented within 12 … Read More »

Geir Johnson tildelt ærespris i Vietnam

Posted on November 5th, by Nina Hodneland in News, Nyhet, Projects. Comments Off on Geir Johnson tildelt ærespris i Vietnam

Grunnlegger og kunstnerisk leder for Transposition, Geir Johnson, er tildelt ærespris og medalje av Vietnams Kulturdepartement for hans innsats for kultursamarbeidet mellom Norge og Vietnam gjennom 10 år.

Prisen ble utdelt i Kulturdepartementet i Hanoi av visekulturminister Le Khanh Hai, og Transpositions partnere og stab var stolte tilstede på seremonien. – Dette ser vi som en stor anerkjennelse for Johnson, og hele Transposition-programmet, sier en entusiastisk Steinar Larsen, daglig leder i TrondheimSolistene.

Den Kongelige Norske ambassaden i Hanoi gratulerer Geir Johnson og Transposition. Geir Johnson selv håper anerkjennelsen fra kulturministeriet i Vietnam kan lede til en fortsettelse for Transposition.

Det er selvsagt en ære å bli satt pris på av et annet lands regjering, sier Johnson. – Å arbeide med Vietnams største musikkinstitusjoner har vært en stor opplevelse, både faglig utfordrende, menneskelig givende og kunstnerisk stimulerende gjennom samtlige ti år. Transposition har oppnådd … Read More »

Nobel Myanmar Literary Festival

Posted on March 3rd, by Nina Hodneland in News, Nyhet, Projects. Comments Off on Nobel Myanmar Literary Festival

The first Nobel Myanmar literary festival was held in Yangon January 17th-19th. The festival was supported by The Swedish Postcode lottery and Hedda foundation. It was the first time such a huge event was arranged in Myanmar all organized by writers from Myanmar and made for the people of the country. And they came. In thousands, perhaps more than 20 000 took part in the event. Old and young, students, monks, everybody wanted to participate, listen to writer’s presentations, debates and use the opportunity to buy books.

The opening speech was held the President Thein Sein and read out for the audience at the National Theater by the Union Minister U Aung Min. The newspaper The Global New Light of Myanmar wrote: “The Presidential message continued that lack of literature would lead to a society with heads but no brains, in which … Read More »

HEDDA launches cultural program for Myanmar

Posted on December 10th, by Nina Hodneland in News, Nyhet, Projects. Comments Off on HEDDA launches cultural program for Myanmar

The goal of the program is to support music, literature and culture in Myanmar for performing artists, to provide a road to build pride in cultural plurality and an open society as prerequisites for building a resilient society that is open and inclusive and operates with integrity. This program will seek to establish contact with relevant partners in the process. As part of the objective to strengthen the cultural heritage, we will support establishment of music schools and House of Literature as a long term investment in the future of the country.

One of the most important and urgent goals will be to restore the music schools of Gitameit to make them capable fully to offer a place where the most promising youth of the country can develop their musical skills. Today the school buildings in Yangon are almost falling apart, … Read More »


Posted on August 29th, by torsteino in News, Projects. Comments Off on Transposition

”Transposition” is a concept from the field of music. It means taking something, like a melody, and transfer it to a different place – a melody could be transposed from one key to another. In our project, transposition is a metaphor, as both knowledge and musical experiences are transferred between cultures and different parts of the world.

Twelve music institutions in Norway and Vietnam are partners in the Transposition programme for development and cooperation. Since 2007, Transposition has transferred knowledge between the partner institutions through concerts, workshops, recidencies for students and performers, musical education, development of archives and libraries, documentation and instrument maintenance.

An important goal for Transposition is to promote excellence and professionalism in the partner institutions through the aforementioned activities. Other important aims are to build knowledge, both musical, technical and administrative.

The programme is rooted in the European tradition of … Read More »

Ibsen International

Posted on August 29th, by torsteino in News, Projects. Comments Off on Ibsen International

Ibsen International is a company established in 2010, which aims to contribute with developing arenas where Norway can display important national aspects within the fields of art, culture, business and development, through a dialogue based on candour, tolerance and respect to gain new insight and long-term relations.

The purpose of Ibsen International is

To contribute to international cooperation within the fields of art, culture, trade and industry and research
To implement projects with Henrik Ibsen’s works as a starting point, through collaboration with national and international institutions, companies and organizations for production, touring, research and development for festivals, conferences, seminars and more.