Registration and information
desk is open on Sunday 2nd June
at 18:00–20:00 in Hotel Scandic
Pohjanhovi (Pohjanpuistikko 2)
and during the summit (3–5 June)
at the University of Lapland
and Lappia Hall.
Day 1 – Pre-summit (Monday, 3 June 2019, University of Lapland)
Meetings by various organisations and networks, presentations
of research papers and artistic programme. Panel members
meet each other and finalise their plan of action for the summit.
Policymakers and stakeholders from cultural sectors throughout the Arctic
region present, analyze and discuss the role of arts and culture in the Arctic.
Representatives from ministries of Arctic countries and keynote speakers
share their vision for the development of Arctic art and culture.
Arctic art institutions and organisations host a variety of sessions from
academic, artistic and development perspectives. Panels, round table
discussions and facilitated workshops aim at solving shared problems
and preparing new initiatives. Representatives from all eight Arctic
countries are involved in debate under the thematic sessions. Topics for discussion will include:
1) Arts in the Arctic, Arctic in the Arts
2) Challenges and Opportunities for the Arts in the Arctic
3) Culturally Sustainable Development Calling for Collaboration
4) Research Findings & Reformed Questions on
Arctic Arts and Culture
5) Creative Capability Building
6) Networking, Cooperating and Collaborating:
Creating Powerful Circumpolar Infrastructures
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Arctic Arts Summit Biennale
The event continues the series of Arctic Arts Summits started in 2017 in Harstad, Norway as part of the Norwegian presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The main objective of the Arctic Arts Summit is to strengthen the arts and culture in the north and underline the role of circumpolar cooperation. Furthermore, the summit aims to stimulate the building of sustainable and continuous collaboration within arts and creative industries in the Arctic and to broaden the international development of the high north. The Arctic Arts Summit is designed as a biennale, travelling through the Arctic countries facilitating new perspectives and establishing ownership for the important role of arts and culture in developing the Arctic, considering also a cross-sectoral perspective. The Arctic Arts Summit is part of the Icelandic Presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2019.