Monica Ell-Kanayuk – Minister of Economic Development and Transportation, Nunavut (CA)

Arctic talks: Experience, visions and ideas:
Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Minister of Economic Development and Transportation, Nunavut

Arctic Arts Summit 2017 is the first ever summit and conference where all eight Arctic countries participate to highlight circumpolar arts and culture.

The Arctic Arts Summit will serve as a catalyst for new knowledge and perspectives on high north development.

At the summit, policymakers and stakeholders from the cultural sector throughout the Arctic region will present, analyse and discuss the role of arts and culture in the Arctic.

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.

We who live in the North, and our culture, should be the foundation for development in the Arctic. It is important to build operational networks throughout the circumpolar north and develop cultural infrastructure that includes all the eight countries.

The people and culture in the North should serve as a starting point for the development of a circumpolar cultural policy.

On the first day of the summit, politicians from all the Arctic countries will present thoughts on how they read the Arctic culture and the Arctic art scene today.

Invited keynote speakers will re ect upon the position of the Arctic in the elds of art, and the standing of culture in the Arctic.

Day two will feature a wide range of break out sessions hosted by circumpolar arts institutions and organizations. These sessions will have academic, artistic and development perspectives, and include participants from all the Arctic countries.

The summit will present an Arctic arts program with music, performing and visual arts, representing all participating countries. Art from the circumpolar north will be essential in the Arctic Arts Festival, following the summit.

Arctic Arts Summit takes place in Harstad, Norway, Wednesday 21st to Thursday 22nd June 2017. The summit is planned as a biennial event, rotating between Arctic countries.

Norway holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017. The Arctic Arts Summit is part of the Presidency’s Sector Programme for Culture.

Final statement – Linda Hofstad Helleland

Linda Hofstad Helleland, Minister of Culture, Norway presents the first final statement of the Arctic Arts Summit.

FINAL STATEMENT FROM THE FIRST ARCTIC ARTS SUMMIT HARSTAD, NORWAY, JUNE 21, 2017

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.

Underscore the importance of the inclusion and active participation of the peoples of the North; especially the Indigenous peoples, and children and youth, to the development of policies and programs that relate to cultural development.

Encourage the creation of more interrelated programming between culture, tourism, and other sectors, including through the use of new technologies, in order to maximize the contributions of culture to social and economic development in local communities.

Encourage the development of the exchange of artists and expertise through networks in the Circumpolar North and the development of cultural infrastructure in all eight countries.

Encourage closer communication and exploration of potential collaboration amongst the arts funding organizations of all eight countries.

Thank the Government of Norway and the Arctic Arts Festival for hosting the first Arctic Arts Summit and for their warm welcome, and encourage the countries of the Arctic Region, in collaboration with local communities and people in the region, to organize regular arts summits.


Arctic Arts Summit 2017 Panel conversation

Panel conversation moderated by Artur Wilczynski, Canada’s ambassador to Norway.

Participants;

Anja Jochimsen, Head of the Culture Department, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Church, Greenland
Okalik Eegeesiak, Chair, Inuit Circumpolar Council
Ethan Berkowitz, Mayor, Municipality of Anchorage, USA
Helen Campbell, Ambassador of the European Union to Norway
Mikael Höysti, Head of department, Department for Culture and Resources, Secretariat of the Nordic Council of Ministers

Kristian Pihlkjær Nitschke – Head of Section, International Affairs, Danish Ministry of Culture

Kristian Pihlkjær Nitschke, Head of Section, International Affairs, Danish Ministry of Culture. Arctic Arts Summit 2017 is the first ever summit and conference where all eight Arctic countries participate to highlight circumpolar arts and culture.

The Arctic Arts Summit will serve as a catalyst for new knowledge and perspectives on high north development.

At the summit, policymakers and stakeholders from the cultural sector throughout the Arctic region will present, analyse and discuss the role of arts and culture in the Arctic.

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.

We who live in the North, and our culture, should be the foundation for development in the Arctic. It is important to build operational networks throughout the circumpolar north and develop cultural infrastructure that includes all the eight countries.

The people and culture in the North should serve as a starting point for the development of a circumpolar cultural policy.

On the first day of the summit, politicians from all the Arctic countries will present thoughts on how they read the Arctic culture and the Arctic art scene today.

Invited keynote speakers will re ect upon the position of the Arctic in the elds of art, and the standing of culture in the Arctic.

Day two will feature a wide range of break out sessions hosted by circumpolar arts institutions and organizations. These sessions will have academic, artistic and development perspectives, and include participants from all the Arctic countries.

The summit will present an Arctic arts program with music, performing and visual arts, representing all participating countries. Art from the circumpolar north will be essential in the Arctic Arts Festival, following the summit.

Arctic Arts Summit takes place in Harstad, Norway, Wednesday 21st to Thursday 22nd June 2017. The summit is planned as a biennial event, rotating between Arctic countries.

Norway holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017. The Arctic Arts Summit is part of the Presidency’s Sector Programme for Culture.

 

Staffan Forssell – Director, Swedish Arts Council

Staffan Forssell, Director, Swedish Arts Council. Arctic Arts Summit 2017 is the first ever summit and conference where all eight Arctic countries participate to highlight circumpolar arts and culture

The Arctic Arts Summit will serve as a catalyst for new knowledge and perspectives on high north development.

At the summit, policymakers and stakeholders from the cultural sector throughout the Arctic region will present, analyse and discuss the role of arts and culture in the Arctic.

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.

We who live in the North, and our culture, should be the foundation for development in the Arctic. It is important to build operational networks throughout the circumpolar north and develop cultural infrastructure that includes all the eight countries.

The people and culture in the North should serve as a starting point for the development of a circumpolar cultural policy.

On the first day of the summit, politicians from all the Arctic countries will present thoughts on how they read the Arctic culture and the Arctic art scene today.

Invited keynote speakers will re ect upon the position of the Arctic in the elds of art, and the standing of culture in the Arctic.

Day two will feature a wide range of break out sessions hosted by circumpolar arts institutions and organizations. These sessions will have academic, artistic and development perspectives, and include participants from all the Arctic countries.

The summit will present an Arctic arts program with music, performing and visual arts, representing all participating countries. Art from the circumpolar north will be essential in the Arctic Arts Festival, following the summit.

Arctic Arts Summit takes place in Harstad, Norway, Wednesday 21st to Thursday 22nd June 2017. The summit is planned as a biennial event, rotating between Arctic countries.

Norway holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017. The Arctic Arts Summit is part of the Presidency’s Sector Programme for Culture.

Ragnheidur Helga Thorarinsdottir – Head of Division, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland.

Ragnheidur Helga Thorarinsdottir, Head of Division, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland. The Arctic Arts Summit 2017 is the first ever summit and conference where all eight Arctic countries participate to highlight circumpolar arts and culture.

The Arctic Arts Summit will serve as a catalyst for new knowledge and perspectives on high north development.

At the summit, policymakers and stakeholders from the cultural sector throughout the Arctic region will present, analyse and discuss the role of arts and culture in the Arctic.

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.

We who live in the North, and our culture, should be the foundation for development in the Arctic. It is important to build operational networks throughout the circumpolar north and develop cultural infrastructure that includes all the eight countries.

The people and culture in the North should serve as a starting point for the development of a circumpolar cultural policy.

On the first day of the summit, politicians from all the Arctic countries will present thoughts on how they read the Arctic culture and the Arctic art scene today.

Invited keynote speakers will re ect upon the position of the Arctic in the elds of art, and the standing of culture in the Arctic.

Day two will feature a wide range of break out sessions hosted by circumpolar arts institutions and organizations. These sessions will have academic, artistic and development perspectives, and include participants from all the Arctic countries.

The summit will present an Arctic arts program with music, performing and visual arts, representing all participating countries. Art from the circumpolar north will be essential in the Arctic Arts Festival, following the summit.

Arctic Arts Summit takes place in Harstad, Norway, Wednesday 21st to Thursday 22nd June 2017. The summit is planned as a biennial event, rotating between Arctic countries.

Norway holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017. The Arctic Arts Summit is part of the Presidency’s Sector Programme for Culture.

Anton Kuznetsov – Deputy Director, Department of international cooperation of the Ministry of Culture Russian Federation

Arctic talks: Experience, visions and ideas:
Anton Kuznetsov – Deputy Director, Department of international cooperetaion of the Ministry of Culture Russian Federation

Arctic Arts Summit 2017 is the first ever summit and conference where all eight Arctic countries participate to highlight circumpolar arts and culture.

The Arctic Arts Summit will serve as a catalyst for new knowledge and perspectives on high north development.

At the summit, policymakers and stakeholders from the cultural sector throughout the Arctic region will present, analyse and discuss the role of arts and culture in the Arctic.

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.

We who live in the North, and our culture, should be the foundation for development in the Arctic. It is important to build operational networks throughout the circumpolar north and develop cultural infrastructure that includes all the eight countries.

The people and culture in the North should serve as a starting point for the development of a circumpolar cultural policy.

On the first day of the summit, politicians from all the Arctic countries will present thoughts on how they read the Arctic culture and the Arctic art scene today.

Invited keynote speakers will re ect upon the position of the Arctic in the elds of art, and the standing of culture in the Arctic.

Day two will feature a wide range of break out sessions hosted by circumpolar arts institutions and organizations. These sessions will have academic, artistic and development perspectives, and include participants from all the Arctic countries.

The summit will present an Arctic arts program with music, performing and visual arts, representing all participating countries. Art from the circumpolar north will be essential in the Arctic Arts Festival, following the summit.

Arctic Arts Summit takes place in Harstad, Norway, Wednesday 21st to Thursday 22nd June 2017. The summit is planned as a biennial event, rotating between Arctic countries.

Norway holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017. The Arctic Arts Summit is part of the Presidency’s Sector Programme for Culture.

Riita Kaivosoja – Director General, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture

Arctic talks: Experience, visions and ideas:
Riitta Kaivosoja, Director General, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture

The Arctic Arts Summit will serve as a catalyst for new knowledge and perspectives on high north development.

Arctic Arts Summit 2017 is the first ever summit and conference where all eight Arctic countries participate to highlight circumpolar arts and culture

At the summit, policymakers and stakeholders from the cultural sector throughout the Arctic region will present, analyse and discuss the role of arts and culture in the Arctic.

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.

We who live in the North, and our culture, should be the foundation for development in the Arctic. It is important to build operational networks throughout the circumpolar north and develop cultural infrastructure that includes all the eight countries.

The people and culture in the North should serve as a starting point for the development of a circumpolar cultural policy.

On the first day of the summit, politicians from all the Arctic countries will present thoughts on how they read the Arctic culture and the Arctic art scene today.

Invited keynote speakers will re ect upon the position of the Arctic in the elds of art, and the standing of culture in the Arctic.

Day two will feature a wide range of break out sessions hosted by circumpolar arts institutions and organizations. These sessions will have academic, artistic and development perspectives, and include participants from all the Arctic countries.

The summit will present an Arctic arts program with music, performing and visual arts, representing all participating countries. Art from the circumpolar north will be essential in the Arctic Arts Festival, following the summit.

Arctic Arts Summit takes place in Harstad, Norway, Wednesday 21st to Thursday 22nd June 2017. The summit is planned as a biennial event, rotating between Arctic countries.

Norway holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017. The Arctic Arts Summit is part of the Presidency’s Sector Programme for Culture.

Arif Virani – Parliamentary Secretary for The Minister of Canadian Heritage

Arctic talks: Experience, visions and ideas:
Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary for The Minister of Canadian Heritage (Multiculturalism)

Arctic Arts Summit 2017 is the first ever summit and conference where all eight Arctic countries participate to highlight circumpolar arts and culture

The Arctic Arts Summit will serve as a catalyst for new knowledge and perspectives on high north development.

At the summit, policymakers and stakeholders from the cultural sector throughout the Arctic region will present, analyse and discuss the role of arts and culture in the Arctic.

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.

We who live in the North, and our culture, should be the foundation for development in the Arctic. It is important to build operational networks throughout the circumpolar north and develop cultural infrastructure that includes all the eight countries.

The people and culture in the North should serve as a starting point for the development of a circumpolar cultural policy.

On the first day of the summit, politicians from all the Arctic countries will present thoughts on how they read the Arctic culture and the Arctic art scene today.

Invited keynote speakers will re ect upon the position of the Arctic in the elds of art, and the standing of culture in the Arctic.

Day two will feature a wide range of break out sessions hosted by circumpolar arts institutions and organizations. These sessions will have academic, artistic and development perspectives, and include participants from all the Arctic countries.

The summit will present an Arctic arts program with music, performing and visual arts, representing all participating countries. Art from the circumpolar north will be essential in the Arctic Arts Festival, following the summit.

Arctic Arts Summit takes place in Harstad, Norway, Wednesday 21st to Thursday 22nd June 2017. The summit is planned as a biennial event, rotating between Arctic countries.

Norway holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017. The Arctic Arts Summit is part of the Presidency’s Sector Programme for Culture.

Arif Virani
Parliamentary Secretary for The Minister of Canadian Heritage (Multiculturalism)

Artur Wilczynski
Ambassador of Canada to Norway

Vibeke Larsen – President of the Sámi parliament of Norway

Arctic talks: Experience, visions and ideas:
Vibeke Larsen, President, Sami Parliament of Norway.

Arctic Arts Summit 2017 is the first ever summit and conference where all eight Arctic countries participate to highlight circumpolar arts and culture.

The Arctic Arts Summit will serve as a catalyst for new knowledge and perspectives on high north development.

At the summit, policymakers and stakeholders from the cultural sector throughout the Arctic region will present, analyse and discuss the role of arts and culture in the Arctic.

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.

We who live in the North, and our culture, should be the foundation for development in the Arctic. It is important to build operational networks throughout the circumpolar north and develop cultural infrastructure that includes all the eight countries.

The people and culture in the North should serve as a starting point for the development of a circumpolar cultural policy.

On the first day of the summit, politicians from all the Arctic countries will present thoughts on how they read the Arctic culture and the Arctic art scene today.

Invited keynote speakers will re ect upon the position of the Arctic in the elds of art, and the standing of culture in the Arctic.

Day two will feature a wide range of break out sessions hosted by circumpolar arts institutions and organizations. These sessions will have academic, artistic and development perspectives, and include participants from all the Arctic countries.

The summit will present an Arctic arts program with music, performing and visual arts, representing all participating countries. Art from the circumpolar north will be essential in Arctic Arts Festival h p://festspillnn.no/en, following the summit.

Arctic Arts Summit takes place in Harstad, Norway, Wednesday 21st to Thursday 22nd June 2017. The summit is planned as a biennial event, rotating between Arctic countries.

Norway holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017. The Arctic Arts Summit is part of the Presidency’s Sector Programme for Culture.