High North AiR Network seminar:
Department of Culture at Troms County Council invites to the seminar “Collaboration and competence development through art and exchange programs”.
Department of Culture at Troms County Council invites to the seminar “Collaboration and competence development through art and exchange programs”, on November 21st, 2012 in Tromsø, Norway. The seminar is one of the projects related to the High North Artist-in-Residence network.
High North AiR network is a network for organizations that are running Artist-in-Residence programs in the northern parts of Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Northwest Russia. Department of Culture at Troms County Council is administrating several artists-in-residence programs at the guest studio at Troms County Cultural Center in Tromsø, as well as the High North AiR network.
The aim of the seminar is to encourage collaboration and strengthen the competence in project development for participants. The theme of the seminar is regional and international co-operation on AiR programs, cultural interaction and networking between participating regions and countries in the northern parts of Scandinavia and Northwest Russia. We want to focus on the development of conceptual and project-based Artist-in-Residence programs based on co-operation between different organizations.
Invited contributors have extensive experience and expertise in the field of contemporary art and various exchange programs:
Markus Degerman (SE), artist, director for Contemporary Art Academy in Tromsø
Marita Muukkonen (FIN), freelance curator/ associated curator at HIAP, Helsinki International Artist Programme
Audhild Dahlstrøm (NO/UK), project manager for High North residency program, director for NABROAD (Norwegian Artists Abroad)
Luba Kuzovnikova (RUS/NO), curator and art director at Pikene på broen, Kirkenes
Joar Nango (NO), artist and architect, Tromsø
Svein I. Pedersen (NO), director at Tromsø Art Gallery
Line Nord (NO), guest studio manager at USF Verft, Bergen
Jan-Erik Lundström (SE/NO), director at Sami Artist Center (Ivar Jåks Artist-in Residence program)
Alexander Menuhkov (RUS), Arkhangelsk Artist Association
Place: Fylkestingssalen, Troms County Council, Strandveien 13, Tromsø, Norway
Date: November 21st 2012
Refreshments, lunch and dinner will be served during the day. Participation in the seminar is free of charge.
by e-mail to jasmina.bosnjak(at)tromsfylke.no or by phone (+47) 777 88 299 by November 15, 2012
The video documentation from the seminar will be available at vimeo.com
Visit the website for more information:
Royal Norwegian Embassy in Helsinki, Arts Council Norway, Nordic Culture Point- Culture and Art Programme, Nordic Culture Fond, The Norwegian Barents Secretariat and Troms County Council
Artist-in-residence programs and High North AiR network for artist residencies are part of Troms County Council’s commitment to support the international cooperation and encourage professional exchange programs for artists and art institutions in the region, in accordance with Action Plan for Visual Arts in Troms 2011-2014, adopted by Troms County Council in 2011.