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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 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

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)

Cultural tourism: Tourists meeting the culture of the North

Tourism is a rapidly growing industry which may have far-reaching economic and environmental impact in the Arctic. Having focused on natural wonders and nature-based tourism in international marketing, there is a growing awareness of cultural tourism as a vital part of the experience. Going forward, leveraging the unique Arctic culture in marketing campaigns represents a potential for sustainable growth, provided it is executed with insight and respect of the Arctic culture. Positioning the Arctic as a unique experience in terms of both nature and culture can thus provide a platform for increased understanding and respect for local and indigenous societies in the North.

Host: Innovation Norway Arctic

Contributors:

Moderator: Børge Hemmingsen
Senior Adviser, Innovation Norway Arctic (NO)

Áshildur Bragadóttir
Director, Visit Reykjavik (IS)

Soile Veijola
Professor, Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI), Faculty of Social Sciences,
University of Lapland (Fi)

Keith Henry
CEO, Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (CA)