About Arctic Arts Summit

Arctic Arts Summit 2017 was the first summit and conference where all eight Arctic countries participate to highlight circumpolar arts and culture, in Harstad, Norway.

The Arctic Arts Summit will continue to serve as a catalyst for new knowledge and perspectives.

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. The summit also aims to stimulate to the building of sustainable continuous collaborations within arts and creative industries and broader the international high north development.

Final statement

We, the participants at the first Arctic Arts Summit, held in Harstad, Norway on June 21 – 22, 2017

Underscore the significance of culture in the discourse about and sustainable development of viable communities and regions in the circumpolar North.

Policy day, June 21st 2017