Midtnorsk center for folk music and folk dance is formally part of Stiftinga Hilmar Alexandersen. The foundation has 13 foundation funders and is a non-profit foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to be an arena for promoting traditional culture and culture as an industry. To carry out an annual folk music festival with concerts, courses and other activities related to traditional music, song and dance through the Hilmar Alexandersen folk music festival and other activities throughout the year in line with the purpose.


The parliament committee The Family and Culture Committee gave us this assignment in the State Budget for 2014:

The committee points out that Norway is solely responsible for Norwegian folk music and folk dance, and Norway has ratified the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is therefore important that folk music and folk dance also have regional centers on the same level as other music genres. The committee points out that a grant to regional folk music centers will strengthen the organizers of the regions, provide efficient tours, more missions for the musicians and experiences for people throughout the country. Such a commitment will provide music of high artistic quality available to the many and local and regional funding is already in place.


Central Norwegian Center for Folk Music and Folk Dance has 4 main areas of work:

Production of professional folk music and folk dance performances.

Get more professional folk music and folk dance in the region (by supporting organizers).

Get more jobs for the professional practitioners in the region.

To recruit participants for the folk dance sector.

Here is the annual report for Stiftinga Hilmar Alexandersen and MSFF 2017. (In Norwegian)


20. Nov 2019 - 20:00
Chef Mathall Steinkjer