Solveig Korum has a PhD from the University of Agder, Faculty of Fine Arts and is a senior advisor at Kulturtanken (Arts for Young Audiences Norway).
Solveig holds an MA degree in Asian and African studies from the University of Oslo and Dakar, majoring in history. She has been employed at the international department of Kulturtanken (formerly Rikskonsertene, Concerts Norway) since 2008, where she has been in charge of musical development projects in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Solveig contributed to the planning and programming of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' annual seminar for cultural cooperation with the Global South at Voksenåsen between 2009 and 2016. She is also the co-founder of NaCuHeal Senegal, a non-governmental organization that operates tree-planting programs in West Africa. Solveig has lived abroad for several periods, with longer stays in France, Mali and Senegal.