The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute seeks to promote cultural exchange between Finland and Norway and increase awareness of Finland in Norway and vice versa. The aim is to encourage cooperation, dialogue and mobility between Finnish and Norwegian artists, cultural entities and organisations, and to produce varied programme for the public at large.
The institute is a network-creator, bridge-builder and information interface between a wide range of cultural entities. Events are always arranged in partnership with Norwegian and Finnish partners. The institute does not have their own premises for public events.
Founded in 1997, the institute is based in Oslo, but has activities throughout Norway. The bilateral cultural foundations the Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Foundation and the Norwegian-Finnish Cultural Foundation support the institute. The boards of these foundations also appoint the institute’s own board, consisting of members from Norway and Finland. Basic financing is provided by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The Norwegian Ministry of Culture also supports its activities. Project financing can be applied for from funds and foundations.
The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute is a member of the SKTI network – The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes – comprising 17 institutes located in different parts of the world. It also belongs to the EUNIC Norway network, which consists of European cultural institutes and embassies located in Norway.
(+47) 40 62 18 91
(+47) 91 00 50 19
(+47) 40 62 40 08
Karl Einar Ellingsen, Chairman
Anna-Maija Isachsen, Administrative Director, Blomqvist kunsthandel
Virpi Näsänen, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Toni Kauppila, Professor and architect, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Marianne Zamecznik, Curator, Trondheim kunstmuseum
TO OUR PARTNERS
Amandusfestivalen, Arkitekturfilm Oslo, ARKKI – Arkitekturskolan för barn och ungdomar, Bane NOR Eiendom, CODA Oslo International Dance Festival, Galleri F 15, Galleri Format, Galleria Sculptor, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Kristiansand kommune, Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kulturbyrået Mesén, Kunsthall Trondheim, Minimalen Kortfilmfestival, Norsk Billedhoggerforening, Norsk Litteraturfestival – Sigrid Undset-dagene, Norwegian Crafts, Oslo Innovation Week, Oslo Kunstforening, PechaKucha Night Oslo, Riksscenen – scene for folkemusikk og folkedans, Rom for kunst og arkitektur, Sørlandets kunstmuseum, TIFF – Tromsø International Film Festival & Vinterfestuka.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS
Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland, Ministry of Culture Norway, The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Foundation & The Norwegian-Finnish Cultural Foundation