Networks initiated as part of the project
The project An Inclusive Cultural Sector in the Nordics have initiated several networks for the exchange of ideas, experiences, knowledge, tools and methods.
Nordic Work Group
Organiser: Arts Council Norway
- Finland: Eva-Maria Hakola, Art Promotion Centre Finland
- Iceland: Áslaug Dóra Eyjólfsdóttir, Undervisnings-, forsknings- og kulturministeriet
- Sweden: Simon Strömberg, Statens kulturråd
- Denmark: Inger Frydendahl, Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen
- Åland: Annika Dahlblom, Museumssjef, Kulturbyrån
- Greenland: Mika Lyberth, Departementet for Uddannelse, Kultur, Forskning og Kirke
- The Faroe Island: Armgard Veihe, Ministry of culture
- Norway: Silje Eikemo Sande, project manager, Arts Council Norway, Aesha Ullah, Senior Advisor, Arts Council Norway
Individual actors with a relevant competence and background in the cultural field.
Thomas Prestø, founder and artistic director of Tabanka Dance Company, dancer and activist (Norway)
- The Faroe Islands: Nadia Abraham, filmmaker and founder of FIMFF, Faroe Islands Minority FilmFestival.
- Greenland: Alexander Montgomery Andersen, dancer and choreographer, Axl productions.
- Sweden: Ninos Josef, dancer (Royal Swedish Ballet) and actor (Dramaten), editor in chief of Cultwatch, board member of Konstnärsnämnden (Swedish arts grants committe)
- Denmark: Julienne Doko, dancer (African contemporary dance), choreographer and instructor
- Jeanette Ehlers, visual artist
- Finland: Keme Pellicer, visual artist and project coordinator Global ArtPoint
- Norway: Sandra Mujinga, visual artist and performance artist
- Iceland: Nazanin Askari, actress, musician and storyteller
- Nermine El Ansari, visual artist
- Åland Islands: Nayab Ikram, Photographer and visual artist
Nordic resource centres (NFI)
A network of organisations with a special competence on inclusion and culture.
These are the leading organisations when it comes to working with diversity and inclusion in a cultural context. Their role is to find ways to share their knowledge and methods with the cultural sector. This includes gathering knowledge and making it available, and offer guidance to cultural institutions. The network has recently released the publication "Plads i kulturen". It will soon be available in English.
- Norway: TrAP, Transcultural Arts Production and Interkultur, Drammen
- Denmark: CKI, Center for kunst og interkultur
- Sweden: InterCult
- Finland: CAISA
- Iceland: Reykjavik Municipality
Network for Schools of Music and Performing Arts for children
The three Scandinavian Councils for Schools of Music and Performing Arts has initiated a platform for sharing and developing knowledge of a more inclusive school-structure.
KIL Norsk kulturskoleråd (Norway)
Svensk kulturskoleråd (Sweden)
- Norway: Larvik kulturskole, Ringerike kulturskole, Malvik kulturskole, Tromsø kulturskole.
- Denmark: Tønder kulturskole, Brøndby Musikskole, Aarhus musikskole.
- Sweden: Simrishhamn kulturskola, Vara kulturskole, Hallstahammar kulturskola
Network for Art Museums
Nordic Museum Network
Organiser: Norway, TRAP (Transcultural Arts Production)
- Norway: Nasjonalmuseet, IKM (Interkulturelt Museum),
- Sweden: Moderna Museet Stockholm,
- Denmark: Statens Museum for kunst
- Iceland: National Gallery of Iceland
- Åland Islands: Ålands Kunstmuseum
The Nordic Library Network
This is a Nordic network for library staff who are engaged in language-cafés, reading groups and other initiatives to make libraries more inclusive.
Organiser: Det Kongelige bibliotek / Slots og kulturstyrelsen (Denmark)
Participants: All countries, over 50 libraries in the Nordic region have participated in the meetings.
Nordic Artists with Multicultural Backgrounds
Led by Dansk kunstnerråd (Denmark).
The network group of Nordic artists with multicultural backgrounds is based on a wish to promote an inclusive Nordic public, where both upcoming and established artists have the opportunity to share their work and experiences through workshops and artist practice.
The major objective of the project is to lift new artist voices into the public debate and make them visible through their art. The group consist of artists from five Nordic countries, who has created art that creates conversations between cultures. The network group consists of artists from Denmark, Sweden / Åland, Iceland, Finland and Norway) and focuses on co-cultures, interpersonal initiatives and the value and ability the art can have in promoting inclusion. The artists from the five Nordic countries are going to create workshops and artistic events where they deal with how their background and art has a place in the Nordic artistic landscape.
The participants are:
- Lara Alessandra Sanna, photographer and art historian (Sweden and Italy)
- Lisbeth Karline, visual artist (Greenland and Denmark)
- Katrina Bugaj Instructor and dramaturge (Denmark, Poland and USA)
- Helen Al-Janabi, actor (Sweden and Syria)
- Nomzi Kumalo, musician (Norway and South Africa)
- Phyllis Akinyi, dancer, choreographer (Denmark, Poland and USA)
- Pelle Åkerstrôm, performing artist (Sweden and Germany)
- Ôzcan Ajrulovsk, author and poet (Denmark and Turkey)
- Parwa Pizadeh, dancer (Åland islands and Iran)
- Serife Kart video artist and calligrapher (Denmark, Turkey and Kenya)
- Toni Usman, actor (Norway and Pakistan)
- Ufuoma Overo, author and producer (Iceland and Nigeria)
- Veronica Salinas, author (Norway and Argentina)
- Rafael Cao Millan, architect and visual artist (Iceland and Mexico)
- Wiola Anna Ujazdowska, visual artist (Poland and Iceland)
Network for the Culture Card
Exploring how a Culture Card (Kulturkort) can be a method to increase participation in arts and culture.
Organiser: Culture for All (Finland)
Norway: Kulturkort for ungdom, Hedmark fylkeskommune and Opplevelseskortet, Ålesund kommune
Sweden: Dalarna Kommune, Studieforbundet Bilda