Regional Development: The role of culture and creative industry in regional development? Part 2

When debating regional development in the Arctic, sustainability for the many small and vulnerable societies is a key objective. Arts and culture are some of the main factors when understanding the a ractiveness of life in the Arctic, and should be a priority when developing the Arctic region. Enhancing and understanding northern culture as an important factor of the regional development may provide business opportunities for other industries such as retail and tourism, while at the same time increase the a ractiveness of the region for the locals.

Host: Innovation Norway Arctic

Contributors:

Moderator: Knut Perander
Adviser creative industries, Innovation Norway Arctic (NO)

Randi Abrahamsen
Vice Director, Innovation Norway Arctic (NO)

Susann Jonsson
Director, Filmpool Nord (SE)

Cecilie Haaland
Engelskmannbrygga, Henningsvær (NO)

Andreas Hjelle
Trevarefabrikken, Henningsvær (NO)

Svein Harald Holmen
Project Manager, Vardø Restored (NO)

Timo Jokela
Dean, professor, Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland (FI)

Julius Oförsagd
Cultural producer, The Arctic Design Week (FI)

Maria Huhmarniemi
University lecturer, Arctic Art and Design Masters ́ Program, University of Lapland (FI)

Päivi Tahkokallio
Vice President, The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo, Chair, Design Commi ee, Lapland Chamber of Commerce (FI)

The EU and the Arctic: A place for culture?

A look into EU strategies and ongoing culture projects.

Contributors:

Helen Campbell
Ambassador of the European Union to Norway

Hilde Methi
Curator, Changing Weathers, Dark Ecology

Ole J. Furset
Director, Sør-Troms Museum, Follow the Vikings

Thea Breivik
Creative Europe Desk Norway – Arts Council Norway

The contribution of cultural industries in Nunavut economy

The Arts and Cultural Industries sector of Nunavut, Canada is one of the territory’s most important economic contributors, it creates more than 1000 full time jobs and more than 3000 people earn some income annually from arts sales. Combined, this is more than 10% pf Nunavut’s population. This makes Nunavut a unique example in the Arctic, and this session will address some challenges, but also strategize about opportunities of further development of arts and cultural industries in Nunavut.

Contributors:

Sherri Rowe
Deputy Minister Economic Development and Transport, Nunavut

Monica Ell-Kanayuk
Minister of Economic Development and Transportation, Nunavut

Shaping and making of cultural policy in the Arctic: Governance and knowledge of indigenous cultures

What are the similarities and differencies between the cultural politics in the Arctic region? The role of culture/cultural institutions when big issues are at stake?

Contributors:

Marit Anne Hauan
Director, Tromsø Museum

Else-Grete Broderstad
Professor, UIT – The Arctic University of Norway

Karoline Trollvik
Director, Riddu Riddu Festivala

Vibeke Larsen
President, Sami Parliament of Norway

Aili Keskitalo
Member, Sami Parliament of Norway

Janike Kampvold Larsen
Associate Professor, Institute of Urbanism and Landscape, The Oslo school of Architecture and Design

Steven Loft
Director, Creating knowing and sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, Canada Council for the Arts

Nina Björby
Chairman of the Culture Commitee, Västerbotten Region

Neeta Jääskö
Head of language department, Sámediggi

Mara Kimmel
Intrapreneur, educator and researcher Institute of the North

Subsistence: What is the value of thinking about an essential Arctic, and how might this impact our understanding of the region today?

Members of the Subsistence exhibition project share insights from their engagement with the Arctic – its peoples, landscapes, materialities, past histories and future trajectories. We argue for the enduring complexity of northern communities, and for an essential Arctic shaped by the interdependency of insider and outsider in uences.

Contributors:

Julie Decker
Director, Anchorage Museum

Graham Hogg
Partner and co-founder, Lateral North

Allison Akootchook Warden
Performance artist

Brian Adams
Photographer

Sonya Kelliher-Combs
Visual artist

Marek Ranis
Visual artist

Arctic Indigenous cultural exchanges in an international context

This panel will explore issues of commonality between Indigenous artists from the Arctic. Artists will discuss their personal experiences collaborating with other Indigenous artists in an international context. How is the shared histories of colonialism and resistance, how is Indigenous nationalism in a global contex he. Power of Indigenous cultural exchange and knowledge transmi al and thay will also talk about Artists will have the opportunity to re ect on their past experiences, as well as posit potential future collaborative exchanges.

Contributors:

Heather Igloliorte
Assistant Professor in Aboriginal Art History, Concordia University, Montreal

Laakkuluk Wlliamson Bathory
Uaajeerneq artist

Michelle Olson
Artistic Director, Raven Spirit Dance

Anne Lajla Utsi
Managing Director, International Sami Film Institute

UArctic World Ensemble: Creating a contemporary circumpolar musical expression

Creating a contemporary circumpolar musical tradition based on arctic-ethnic musical expressions.

Fred Glesnes
Leader, UArctic World Ensemble (NO)

Tom Gordon
Professor emeritus, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Ragnar Rasmussen
Professor, UIT – The Arctic University of Norway

Regional Development: The role of culture and creative industry in regional development? Part 1

When debating regional development in the Arctic, sustainability for the many small and vulnerable societies is a key objective. Arts and culture are some of the main factors when understanding the a ractiveness of life in the Arctic, and should be a priority when developing the Arctic region. Enhancing and understanding northern culture as an important factor of the regional development may provide business opportunities for other industries such as retail and tourism, while at the same time increase the a ractiveness of the region for the locals.

Host: Innovation Norway Arctic

Contributors:

Moderator: Knut Perander
Adviser creative industries, Innovation Norway Arctic (NO)

Randi Abrahamsen
Vice Director, Innovation Norway Arctic (NO)

Susann Jonsson
Director, Filmpool Nord (SE)

Cecilie Haaland
Engelskmannbrygga, Henningsvær (NO)

Andreas Hjelle
Trevarefabrikken, Henningsvær (NO)

Svein Harald Holmen
Project Manager, Vardø Restored (NO)

Timo Jokela
Dean, professor, Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland (FI)

Julius Oförsagd
Cultural producer, The Arctic Design Week (FI)

Maria Huhmarniemi
University lecturer, Arctic Art and Design Masters ́ Program, University of Lapland (FI)

Päivi Tahkokallio
Vice President, The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo, Chair, Design Commi ee, Lapland Chamber of Commerce (FI)

Development of art projects in the Arctic

How can art councils and culture agencies contribute to policymaking, development of projects and funding? Arts councils and culture agencies play a signi cant role in funding culture projects. The purpose of the workshop is to see what does the arts councils and culture agencies do in the Arctic region and which possibilities are there. Is there a greater picture? What do the arts councils and culture agencies promote circumpolar cultural cooperation in the Arctic?

Moderator: Kristin Danielsen
Director General, Arts Council Norway (NO)
Staffan Forsell
Director General, Swedish Art Council (SE)
Steven Loft
Director, Canada Council for the Arts (CA)
Ragnheidur H. Þórarinsdóttir
Head of Division, Ministry of Science, Education and Science Iceland (IS)
Esa Rantonen
Head of Arts Support, Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) (FI)
Eva Maria Hakola
Head of Development, Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) (FI)

Redefining the Arctic culture: Russian perspectives

The Arctic is being de ned and re-defined within the frameworks of industrialisation, securitisation and urbanisation.
During the session, we will travel between two emblematic Russian Arctic cities of Murmansk on the Kola Peninsula and Norilsk on the Taimyr Peninsula – delving into their current cultural strategies and futuristic visions. We will check the pulse of the northern cultural capital St. Petersburg and immerse into the depths of the Yakutian singing style, Toyuk.

Host: Pikene på Broen

Contributors:

Moderator: Luba Kuzovnikova
Artistic Directore, Pikene på broen (RU)

Natalia Fedyanina
Director, Norilsk Museum (RU)

Anton Shamshin
Music producer, Murmansk (RU)

Vassily Pankratov
Director of Gatchina Museum-Reserve (RU)

Stepanida Borisova
Actress and ethno-singer, Director of the Yakut Theater Olonkho, Honoured Artist of Russia (RU)

Alexey Platonov ( film-maker) and Francesco Sebregondi (architect)
from the postgraduate education programme of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design “The New Normal” (RU)