NORTHERN TALKS: Performing Arts and the Northern Future
01.12 - 02.12

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Northern Network for Performing Arts (NNPA) invites artists, art professionals, art enthusiasts, supporters and local decision makers to discuss, learn and create new visions for the future of performing arts in the High North region.

NORTHERN TALKS is a 2-day-event taking place in Kittilä Finland in the inspiring Särestöniemi Museum on 1st-2nd December 2022.


Thursday 1st Dec
(10-17 at Särestöniemi Museum)
10:00 Morning coffee in the Atelier of Särestö
10:30 Welcome words by NNPA
10:45 Introductions
12:00 Lunch and guided tour in the museum
14:00 NOW – Northern Region for Art and Artists
17:00 End of the day

Friday 2nd Dec
(10-17 at Särestöniemi Museum)
10:00 Morning coffee
10:30 FUTURE – Upcoming projects, support structures, events and development steps
12:00 Lunch
13:00 FUTURE – Visions and statements for the future of Northern Performing Arts
17:00 End of the day

*Small changes in the programme may be possible

During the event we will get an overview of performing arts in the Northern region, hear case examples of development processes and future visions in the field of performing arts. The guest speakers will represent Sápmi, Northern parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland. The goal is to share visions and ideas about the future of Northern Arts and create new connections in order to make actions that lead to a more supportive and caring environment for different kinds of artistic creations and art as a profession.

Northern Network for Performing Artists is a network of artists, organisations, festivals and communities in the field of performing art in the High North.

NORTHERN TALKS is supported by the Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute.