Dr. Anders Rykkja
University of Agder
Anders Rykkja is a doctoral student on the PhD programme Innovation in services in the public and private sector (INSEPP) at Inland University of Applied Sciences, campus Lillehammer. Through the university’s role as formal contractual party with the Norwegian Ministry of Culture for Knowledge Works, National Knowledge Centre for the Cultural and Creative Industries, he has been working on a comparative research project on the evolution and uptake of crowdfunding in the cultural sector in the Nordic countries and Spain. The project is investigating the implications this digital funding mechanism has for financing production and distribution of artistic and creative works. Anders was additionally a member of the expert group working with IDEA Consult on a report on crowdfunding in the cultural sector in Europe, commissioned by the European Commission.