Literature and Text, Media, Education and Research...
Literature and text
Bergen is the home to a community of nationally known authors and a small publishing industry. National arts magazines based in Bergen include Vagant (literature) and Kunstjournalen B-Post (visual). Artist run internet media include Ytter and Ctr+Z. Important festivals are Audiatur (poetry), Forfattersleppet (new authors), Festspillforfatter (single festival author) and Raptus (comics). Bergen has a full range of public and research libraries.
Bergen is the base for Norway's commercial broadcaster TV2, and a regional facility of the Norwegian Broadcasting Company NRK. Bergen has regional and local newspapers, magazines and a number of radio stations. The Nordic Media Festival takes place in May. Media City Bergen was officially opened in 2017 and is a leading, international hub for media and technology innovation, with the cluster Media Innovation Lab and a startup lab forming the core of the innovation and research projects for the cluster and cluster partners. The Norwegian media cluster has evolved into an exciting international environment with Vizrt, Vimond, Mediability, Sixty, Highsoft, TV 2, NRK, Bergens Tidende, BA and The University of Bergen as key players.
Education and research
The National Academy of Art and Design in Bergen is also the operator of the national doctoral program for the visual Arts and Design. The University of Bergen has full range of art historical institutes in addition to film and TV production and the Grieg Academy of Music. The Bergen university college is establishing academic programs connected to children and the arts, other colleges are Skrivekunstakademiet (creative writing) and the Bergen school of architecture.