On this page, you can read more about some of our partnership projects. Our work with partnerships builds on our efforts through many years of networking and cultural policy development at a Nordic level.
The new mentorship programme has been initiated by Nordiska Teaterledarrådet in cooperation with the Nordic Culture Fund. The aim of the programme is to strengthen leadership in the performing arts by providing support to theatre leaders who want to develop their current leadership through discussion and exchange of experience with colleagues from other Nordic countries.
Based on a global political landscape characterized by overarching transnational challenges, UNESCO and the Nordic Culture Fund are conducting the study ‘Culture as a public good for achieving sustainable development and promoting human rights and fundamental freedom rights’. The concept of ‘culture as a global public good’ was at the heart of UNESCO’s MONDIACULT world conference on cultural policy in Mexico in September and resulted in the essential decision that culture should be an independent goal in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Good ideas and talent are not always enough in the arts and culture sector. Organizational skills and strategic focus can help ideas get off the ground and make a difference. That’s why, together with the Danish foundation Bikubenfonden, we have created a development program for cultural institutions to help them realize their potential.
As part of Globus, the Fund has started a partnership with IFACCA (International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies) that will allow us to include participants from the Global South at IFACCA’s 9th World Summit in Stockholm on 3-5 May 2023.
In 2021-2023, the Nordic Culture Fund will work with the Nordic institutions Hanaholmen (Finland), Nordic House in Reykjavik, Nordic House in the Faroe Islands and Nordic Institute in Greenland and a/nordi/c to organize a series of cultural policy network meetings.
Engaging with the arts is good for people, and can improve our lives and health in very concrete ways. Yet we have limited knowledge of how to integrate arts and culture in health care. WHO and the Nordic Culture Fund want to change this through a collaborative project.
How can music ecosystems help develop sustainable and resilient communities in geographically isolated places in the Nordic and Alaskan regions? This is the central question of the project, which explores what makes Nuuk, Thorshavn and Juneau (Alaska) able to absorb a range of shocks and disturbances, both from within and from without. The partnership is part of the Fund’s thematic initiative Globus.
Artistic freedom is the most important thing we have. In collaboration with UNESCO, we have formed a Nordic alliance to strengthen international cooperation to ensure that artists, cultural operators, researchers and communicators can think, produce and communicate creatively and freely, even when the covid19 pandemic is behind us.
The cultural sector is often mentioned as an important driver for sustainable development, yet it is rare that ambitions are translated into practice and that artists and cultural operators themselves are involved in defining what this role means.
A/nordi/c – think tank for art and policies was set with basic funding from the Nordic Culture Fund. The think tank worked in 2021-2023 to bring artistic practice and political reality closer together. A summary of the think tank’s knowledge and activities can be found at anordic.org.