The Vice Mayor for Culture and Sport
Vice Mayor for Culture and Sport Omar Samy Gamal (Socialist Left Party)
Areas of responsibility
The Department for Culture and Sport is responsible for the fields of culture, sport and volunteering. The department carries out the strategic development of the City’s policies within these fields.
Within arts and culture, the department is responsible for, amongst others, the city’s libraries, city archives, cultural properties as well as the city’s art collection. Major cultural infrastructure projects are currently being carried out, such as the building of a new main public library and a new Munch Museum.
The department is also responsible for various grant schemes to ensure a vibrant cultural scene and supports cultural initiatives throughout the city.
Within sport, the department is responsible for ensuring adequate sports facilities throughout the city in order to facilitate the participation in sport and outdoor life for the whole population.