Here you can find an overview of current events and contexts in which the Fund participates.
The Nordic Culture Fund attends a breakfast meeting around “Tech, Transparency and Artistic Freedom” in Paris, in connection with UNESCO’s 42nd Session of the General Conference. The Meeting will place particular attention to challenges of artistic freedom in an increasingly digitalized context – while also taking stock of related discussions pertaining to the risks faced by journalists. Participants include several international experts, representatives from member states and UNESCO staff. The meeting is connected to an ongoing partnership between the Nordic Culture Fund and the Delegation of Denmark to UNESCO, around the report “Critical Voices UNESCO’s Instruments in Defence of Freedom of Expression of Artists, Journalists and Scientific Researchers”.
Nordic Culture Funds participates in the Nordic Foundation Conference in Kristiansand, Norway. The program focuses on new partnerships and collaborations in the Nordic foundations landscape. The director of the Nordic Culture Fund, Maria Mediaas Jørstad will take part in a panel discussion on 9 November under the theme track “the role of foundations in Nordic cultural policy”.
From October 30 to November 2, the Nordic Council is hosting its 75th Session, this year in the Norwegian parliament building, Stortinget, in Oslo. As part of the official Nordic collaboration, the Nordic Culture Fund is present at the session. The headlines for this year’s session is, among other things, the Nordics in Nato, how to accelerate the green shift, and the democratic participation of young citizens’ in the Nordics.
The Nordic Culture Fund is participating in a panel discussion on the implementation of WHO’s project, Music and Motherhood, a project on how singing groups help reduce symptoms of postpartum depression. The project is part of an ongoing partnership between The Nordic Culture Fund and WHO’s Regional Office for Europe, as part of the Globus-programme.
The Nordic Culture Fund is this year participating in the very first Diversify Nordics-conference in Oslo. The Fund is taking part in a workshop entitled “Decolonising, Bridging and Belonging in the Arts and Culture Sector: A Framework”, sharing insight and experience on the topic.
The Nordic Culture Fund organises a seminar on “International cultural cooperation in a new era” at Göteborg Book Fair. The panelists are Linda Zachrison, Artistic Director of Gothenburg’s Stadsteater; Kristin Danielsen, director of Arts and Culture Norway; Madeleine Sjöstedt, Director of the Swedish Institute; Stefan Ingvarsson, Analyst at the Center for Eastern European Studies; and Susanna Pettersson, Director of the Finnish Cultural Foundation. The conversation is moderated by Ellen Wettmark, operations manager of Bonniers Konsthall. The seminar will be opened by the Nordic Culture Fund’s new Director, Maria Mediaas Jørstad.
The Nordic Literary Summit in Gothenburg gathers politicians, researchers, writers and professionals from different Nordic countries. The meeting is organized in connection with Bokmässan in Gothenburg in collaboration with Göteborg Bokmässa, Västra Götalandregionen, Litteraturstaden Gothenburg and the Nordic Culture Fund.
In collaboration with Art Hub Copenhagen and the Danish Arts Foundation, Talent Norway is organizing the seminar Art, Risk and Courage, taking place at Studenterhuset in Copenhagen. At the seminar, artists and professionals will share their experiences of taking risks and showing courage in the artistic field through new working methods and workshop formats. The seminar will also feature a variety of artistic performances.
Nordisk Teaterlederråd and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Copenhagen are hosting the first in a series of seminars to develop the leadership skills of Nordic theater managers and create networks across theaters in the Nordic region through mentorships. The seminar is part of Nordiske Teaterlederrådet and the Nordic Culture Fund’s partnership project Nordic Ambitions.
The Nordic Culture Fund participates at the ninth session of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
Central Denmark EU Office presents main findings from a Nordic partnership project that has spent the last 1.5 years investigating the unique role of culture in a sustainable agenda. The project has received funding from the Nordic Cultural Foundation.
On June 1 from 11-15 pm in Gothenburg, the Swedish Agency for Cultural Analysis will present the report ‘Att bredda deltagandet i kulturlivet’, a mapping of barriers and opportunities for participation in cultural life. The presentation will be followed by an in-depth discussion between representatives from the cultural sector. The discussion will be moderated by Benny Marcel, Director of the Nordic Culture Fund.
IFACCA (The International Federation of Arts Council and Cultural Agencies) is holding its 9th World Summit in Stockholm in collaboration with the Swedish Arts Council. The theme of the conference is “Safeguarding Artistic Freedom”. The Nordic Culture Fund will be involved in several programme items at the conference.
In collaboration with the Nordic House in Reykjavik and the think tank a/nordi/c, the Nordic Culture Fund is holding a cultural policy network meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland. This will be the third and final meeting in the Curated Conversations series, bringing together selected individuals with diverse backgrounds in cultural institutions, foundations, research and artistic practice to discuss and explore issues that are central to arts and cultural life and cultural policy in the Nordic Region.
The Nordic Culture Fund is participating in an international network meeting for foundations in Brussels. The meeting is held as a part of the annual ICORN Network Meeting, which brings together writers, artists, journalists, activists, researchers and more to inspire each other, share knowledge and work towards a common goal of strengthening artistic freedom and international solidarity.
Den 15. marts deltager Nordisk Kulturfond ved en panelsamtale om offentlige kunststøtteordninger i Norden. GAP ART SUMMIT NORDIC er en del af ARTIVAL, en bæredygtighedsorienteret kulturfestival, der sætter fokus på flersprogethed og kulturel mangfoldighed inden for kunst- og kultursektoren.
Concert organisers in the Fund’s Puls initiative meet for a final network meeting in Thorshavn, Faroe Islands.
Benny Marcel, the Fund’s director, moderates a debate on today’s cultural policy.
The Nordic Culture Fund is participating in the meeting as part of an ongoing partnership with the Danish UNESCO delegation on artistic freedom.