Folk och kultur will provide for the second year in a row a meeting point for the Nordics. Nordic Meet Up in Eskilstuna is a special platform that wants to discuss and investigate what modern Nordic is and what role it plays globally. Arts and culture connect the Nordic countries and it is thus important to understand how the world outside the region perceive the Nordics. The Nordic Culture Fund will contribute actively to this dialogue by participating in several seminars and by arranging a panel discussion about the role of cultural politics today and in the future.
The Fund’s director Benny Marcel will participate at Intercult’s seminar Vem tar ansvar för internationell samverkan?. The seminar is about the role of financing culture and arts today when the field becomes more and more international. The seminar will focus on cultural and political questions that touch such themes as restricted resources, promotion of cultural and artistic networks, and responsibility of cultural institutions and organisations.
Marcel will also participate at the seminar Ung kultur i förändring – konsekvenser för kulturpolitiken? which presents and discusses the newly published research anthology 'Making culture – children’s and young people’s leisure cultures'. The seminar is about to get new insights into the cultural life of young people in the Nordic region and how different cultural and political activities affect young peoples' leisure culture.
The Nordic Culture Fund will arrange the panel discussion Kulturpolitikkens rolle før, nu och fremover. It will focus on relevant themes of cultural politics, such as the role of cultural institutions and organisations, globalisation, regionalisation, cultural diversity, sustainability and Nordic mindset. Overall, the role of cultural politics both in Nordic and global contexts will be discussed during the panel discussion. The panel discussion will be led by Gunilla Kindstrand, a Swedish journalist, Eline Sigfusson, Deputy Director of the Nordic Culture Fund, and Eva Bergquist, Director of the Culture administration at Stockholm County Council.