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.
During Policy Day, participants can
contribute to the discussion on the
Messagewall. Active discussion on the
topics is encouraged.
Three ways to enter:
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Moderator of the day / Julius Oförsagd, Arctic Factory
09:00–10:00 Registration is open in Lappia Hall
10:00–10:30 Opening of the Arctic Arts Summit 2019
ArtisticProgramme / Sámi Music by Hildá Länsman & Tuomas Norvio
Welcoming words / Timo Jokela, Chair of the Arctic Arts
Summit 2019, Professor, University
of Lapland, Finland, Lead of the Arctic
Sustainable Arts and Design Thematic
Network, University of Arctic
Written Greetings of the Patron of the Arctic Arts Summit 2019 / Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland
Welcoming words / Riitta Kaivosoja, Director General, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland
10:30–11:00 Keynote / Dieter K. Müller, Deputy Vice-chancellor, professor, Department of Geography, Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University (ARCUM), Chairperson, Umeå University, Sweden
Reflection comment / Liisa Holmberg, Film commissioner, International Sámi Film Institute, Norway.
11:00–11:40 Arctic Laboratory I: Art in the Arctic and Artic in the Arts
Ministerial reflections and Q&A
- Frida Blomgren, State Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Norway
- David Ek, Head of Section, the Division for the Arts, Ministry of Culture, Sweden
- Tiina Sanila-Aikio, the President of the Sámi Parliament of Finland
11:40–12:10 Break (tea & coffee served)
12:10–12:50 Artistic Programme / Nordting
12:50–13:30 Arctic Laboratory II: Arctic Culture Cooperation and Research and Education of Culture and Arts in the Arctic
Ministerial and cultural sector reflections and Q&A
- Ivan Bolhovitianov, Attache, Embassy of the Russian Federation to Finland, Russia
- Baldur Þórir Guðmundsson, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland
- Francesca Du Brock, chief curator at the Anchorage Museum, USA
14:30–15:30 Arctic Laboratory III: Sustainability through Art and Culture in the Arctic
Panel discussion on following themes: “What have culture and art to give to sustainable development of the Arctic as a whole & UN year of indigenous languages 2019”.
- Jan Borm, Professor, Vice-Président délégué Relations Internationales Présidence
Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
- Daniel Chartier, Professor, Research chair on Images of the North, Winter and the Arctic Universite of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
- Tuuli Ojala, Senior Specialist, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
- Katya García-Antón, Director of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway
- Gunvor Guttorm, Professor, Head Master, Sámi University of Applied Sciences, Kautokeino, Norway
- Moderator Markku Heikkilä, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland
15:40–16:10 Break (tea & coffee served)
16:10–17:10 Panel Discussion:/ Making visions true
Funding organizations hold a strong position to define what kind of art and culture is supported. In this panel discussion the leaders of most important funding organizations of the art and cultural field talk about their strategies and future perspectives. These notable panelists are challenged to ponder, how we can make circumpolar collaboration in art and culture possible and promote sustainability. Panel members are:
- Steven Loft, Director, Creating Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, Canada Arts Council
- Raija Koli, director of Frame Finland
- Ola Kellgren director of Nordic Culture Point
- Staffan Forssell, Director General of the Swedish Arts Council, Sweden
- Esa Rantanen, Head of Arts Support in the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike), Finalnd
- Reflection speech will be given by Benny Marcel, director of Nordic Culture Fund
- Moderator Maria Paldanius, journalist, Finland
17:25–18:00 Closing & Artistic Programme / Jenni Kallo from Piste Collective
Korundi House of Culture
18:30–21:00 Welcome reception by the City of Rovaniemi
Exhibition opening / Arctic // Street Art // Summit - the Northern art breaks free from the museum and takes over the facade of the building. Artists making their marks to the wall of the old post bus depot are Hanna Kanto, Samuli Kontio (Finland), Vemund Thoe (Norway), Iliya Baidak (Russia) and Anders Sunna (Sweden). The exhibition is produced by Rovaniemi Art Museum in collaboration with the curators collective Pikene på Broen, Norway.
Exhibition Place of Origin / The Rovaniemi Art Museum has produced the exhibition of the contemporary Native art of Alaska in collaboration with the Anchorage Museum, Alaska.
Artistic Programme / Piste Collective
20:00–21:30 Exhibition opening / Young Arctic Artists / Produced by the Artists´Association of Lapland
Familiarize yourself with the speakers and artits of the day, here!
The Arctic Arts Summit reserves the right to make changes to the programme.