The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute promotes cultural exchange between Finland and Norway. 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 and bridge-builder 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. The institute can apply project financing 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. The institute works closely with other bodies which maintain contact between Finland and Norway, such as Finland’s embassy in Oslo and Business Finland Norway. It also belongs to the EUNIC Norway network, which consists of European cultural institutes and embassies located in Norway.
(+47) 40 62 18 91
Ida Laude (on leave)
(+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
Bærum Kunsthall, Kristiansand Internasjonale Barnefilmfestival, Blank Blank, Business Finland, Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Dropsfabrikken, EUNIC – EU National Institutes for Culture, Finlands ambassade Oslo, Frilanslivet, Kulturbyrået Mesén, Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects, MDH Arkitekter, Mer Film, Miljøstiftelsen ZERO, Oslo kulturnatt, Norsk Billedhoggerforening, Norsk Litteraturfestival – Sigrid Undset-dagene, Oslo Artitekturtriennale, Oslo badstuforening, Oslo Innovation Week, Oslo Pix, ROM for kunst og arkitektur, SALT
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