The pilot project was launched on Saturday, 30 May 2020, in connection with Talent Norway's anniversary, led by the Norwegian Minister of Culture Abid Q. Raja. You can watch the broadcast here: https://bit.ly/2yQNtdO
The four selected talents are (from left in the picture): editor and curator Elise By Olsen (Norway), film director Alexander Kereklidis Turpin (Sweden), conductor Daniel Reith (Germany) and the collaborative hub Hamar Game Collective (Norway).
- The project will give us knowledge about how talent development can take place at the Nordic level. The four selected talents are all top talents who have global dreams and ambitions. The knowledge that we acquire together with them will form a basis which contributes to the development of international top culture for the future, says Maria Mediaas Jørstad, general manager of Talent Norway.
- We are very happy about this new collaboration and we are looking forward to exploring how these young talented artists will realise their dream projects, which cross national and artistic boundaries. This is especially important at a time when the Nordic countries are finding solutions and supporting artists individually. By following and documenting the talents' journey and process, we can gain more knowledge about talent development models with private and public collaboration. Furthermore, we can investigate how artistic mobility can be facilitated between young artists in the Nordic region, says Eline Sigfusson, Deputy Director and responsible for the development of Globus in the Nordic Culture Fund.