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Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of July 27, 2021


Photo of delegation visit to Ny-Ålesund courtesy of Kings Bay AS

The number of research days in Ny-Ålesund is cut by more than half in 2020 due to Covid, winter alcohol sales stave off a sobering year for Korkpenger grants and city technicians save the local government’s computers from a data attack.

SMALL FOLKS BIGGEST ‘WINNERS’ OF SMALL CULTURE FUNDS: Svalbard Turn gets more than recommended as others see cuts due to big COVID-19 hit to available annual Korkpenger funds


(Editor’s note: Because Icepeople applied for a grant – and saw a huge reduction from amounts awarded in past years – the story below relies on quotes/explanations published today by Svalbardposten in order to maintain neutrality.)

During a year when most applicants for Korkpenger grants from the city got less than they asked for – and the city itself withdrew five of its applications so as not to “compete” – Svalbard Turn emerged as the one big winner as it received an extra 55,000 kroner in addition to the 500,000 recommended in a preliminary report for its variety of recreational programs.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Sept. 8, 2020


Month of local ‘TV auction’ activities start Saturday, with virus-related restrictions

A month of local activities for a national fundraiser – this time to remedy trash in oceans – is scheduled to start Saturday with the traditional relay race starting and ending outside Kulturhuset.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Jan. 24, 2017


Snowboarding movie, wireless mikes get big boosts in Korkpenger funds
A group hoping to make “the ultimate snowmobile film from Svalbard” got a show of support from city cultural officials after a request for a Korkpenger grant was initially rejected.

Korking good time: 2.9 million kroner in annual city grants recommended for 43 recreational and cultural projects


In: A big trampoline, repairs to landslide-damaged dog kennels, guided fishing trips for kids, an overnight snowmobile trip for high school students to Barentsburg. Out: Russian-language classes, a floating dock for small boats and “the ultimate snowmobile film from Svalbard.”