In the Arctic Arts Summit 2019 the challenges and circumstances in the Arctic are seen as 'laboratory' in which sustainable art and cultural policy is developed in collaboration with all of the Arctic counties. Artists and representatives of art and cultural policy will discuss the theme and promote circumpolar collaboration.

The key aim of the Arctic Arts Summit 2019 is to support art and cultural sectors in the circumpolar collaboration. We need to recognize, develop and promote sustainable and responsible models of action, long term planning, infrastructure in the creative field and cooperation in education. The indigenous art and cultural policy as well as interdisciplinary research on the impact of the art and culture are essential themes of the summit.

For more information and to register, visit the Arctic Arts Summit 2019 website.

Timo Jokela, University of Lapland
Tomi Aho, Arts Promotion Centre Finland – The Regional Office of Rovaniemi / Lapland

The Arctic Arts Summit 2019 is related to the work of the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design (ASAD).