Day 1 – Pre-summit (Monday, 3 June 2019)
Meetings by various organisations and networks, presentations of research papers and artistic performances. Panelists will meet each other and finalise their plan of action for the summit. Most participants are expected to arrive in Rovaniemi on this day. Registration desks will be open during office hours at the University of Lapland and at Hotel Pohjanhovi during the evening.
Day 2 – Policy Day (Tuesday, 4 June 2019)
Policymakers and stakeholders from cultural sectors throughout the Arctic region will present, analyse and discuss the role of arts and culture in the Arctic. Representatives from ministries of Arctic countries and keynote speakers will share their vision for the development of Arctic art and culture.
09:00 -10:00 am Registration
10:00 -10:30 am Opening of the Arctic Arts Summit 2019, Lappia Hall
10:30 - 06:00 pm Talks, Panel Discussion and Performances, Lappia Hall
06:30 - 09:00 pm Exhibition opening and welcome reception by the City of Rovaniemi, Korundi House of Culture
08:00 - 09:30 pm Exhibition openings in Napa Gallery & Valo Gallery
Day 3 - Dialogue and Hands-on Approach (Wednesday, 5 June 2019)
Arctic art institutions and organisations will host a variety of sessions from academic, artistic and development perspectives. This will include panels, round table discussions and facilitated workshops aimed at solving shared problems and preparing new initiatives. Topics for discussion will include: 1) Art in the Arctic – Arctic in the Arts; 2) Sustainability; 3) Culture cooperation, networks and infrastructure; 4) Research; 5) Education. Representatives from all eight Arctic countries will be involved in debate under the main themes.
09:00 am - 12:20 pm Sessions, University of Laplnad
12:20 - 13:30 pm Lunch
13:30 - 16:50 pm Sessions, University of Lapland, bus transportation to Lappia Hall after the sessions
17:30 - 18:45 pm The Arctic Soiree of Ruska Ensemble in Lappia Hall, bus transportation to Valdemari Restaurant after the theatre play
19:00 pm Dinner, Valdemari Restaurant
Programme in Detail
Further information on the programme will be launched in December. For now, all you need to do is circle in the dates in your calendar. We are looking forward to seeing you in Rovaniemi!