The Association of Norwegian Kunsthalles carries out its societal mission for a wide range of artists and audiences. The Kunsthalles organize artistic and cultural programs to create, produce and circulate contemporary visual art. The Association of Norwegian Kunsthalles has developed this document with ethical guidelines in line with the shared values among the members, which aims to promote the dissemination of good professional practice within the network. The members of The Association of Norwegian Kunsthalles undertake to respect this general framework.
1. Artists are the core of the operations of all member organizations. The Kunsthalles offer professional assistance for artists to achieve their artistic, intellectual, technical, administrative, and economic goals. It involves remuneration for work performed by artists in the member organizations. The member organizations must comply with the Vederlagsavtalen (Norwegian remuneration agreement) and/or the laws that apply to their respective organizations. The Association of Norwegian Kunsthalles network supports other organizations that work towards better working conditions for artists and more sustainable operational funding for the member institutions.
2. Members of The Association of Norwegian Kunsthalles undertake to implement this ethical charter in all their contracts and agreements and to make all their staff members as well as collaborators aware that their operations are based on the shared ethical values of The Association of Norwegian Kunsthalles. Member organizations are committed to valuing and recognizing the uniqueness of the various professions in the field and supporting their professional skills and experiences.
3. The Association of Norwegian Kunsthalles members are at the forefront of the mediation of art and culture and are places where cultural expressions are put forward. The Kunsthalles recognize the public as groups of individuals with their own experiences and knowledge who encounter art independently.
4. The Association of Norwegian Kunsthalles works actively to ensure that its members represent the diversity in society in both their structure and their programming.
5. The Association of Norwegian Kunsthalles members are aware of the challenges of overconsumption and pollution. As part of their goals for sustainable development, the members strive to reduce their negative environmental impact as much as possible. The Kunsthalles are part of an ecosystem and aim to preserve human and more-than-human values.
6. The Association of Norwegian Kunsthalles is a network of mutual support and advice with the objectives of collaboration and knowledge sharing.