Norway Festivals was established in 1997 as a body for cooperation and development of Norwegian festivals, with the aim of spreading knowledge about the member festivals and to promote these nationally and internationally. The network is organised as a cooperative jointly owned by the member festivals. Norway Festivals are in a unique position as a network of organisations, because its membership consists exclusively of festival organisers representing the main artistic and cultural genres at national level. We are the leading, national and crossover network organisation for Norwegian cultural festivals. Our purpose is to strengthen the position of cultural festivals through common skills development, knowledge production and dissemination, participation in the public policy debate, efforts to improve the operating conditions of festivals, and inform about festival activities and business.