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The magazine Kraftverk

Project title

Tidsskriftet Kraftverk

Description of initiative

Kraftverk is a collection of poems and short prose that is published twice a year, an online edition and a printed edition. Bergen Municipality publishes the magazine. This initiative gives voice to unrecognized writers who are or have been mentally ill, and who want to express themselves in a fictional language. All unrecognized writers who define themselves in the target group can submit texts for evaluation to be published in Kraftverk. Texts must not have been published publicly before, neither printed nor digital. Kraftverk receives between 150 and 200 texts for each release, and around 30 of these are published. The texts are evaluated by an editorial team. Each release of Kraftverk is celebrated with an open launch event: writers with readings, speakers on various literary topics, and guest artists participate.

Further information on the initiative

Themes: Culture and...

Individual well-being
Mental health
Quality of services for specific groups


literature, magazine, mentally ill, poems, writing courses

Target group

Not targeted to a specific group

Cultural field

Literature | Other | Writing


2002 - present

Results, benefits, impact and lessons learnt



Art, culture and mental health (KKPH)
Public / State | Culture