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NEDNAC – Network for the Diversification of Nordic Arts and Culture

With start-up network funding from Nordic Culture Fund and Nordic Culture Point, the Network for the Diversification of Nordic Arts and Culture (NEDNAC) was established to find ways to strengthen artistic and cultural cooperation in the Nordic region with regard to artists and cultural workers of foreign origin, together with non foreign-born residents. Working cross-disciplinarily and including research, we aim to increase the exchange of knowledge in this area and increase the presence of and interest in art and culture produced in the Nordic region by resident producers of art and culture of diverse nationalities and heritage.

NEDNACs mission is to improve the situation for artists of foreign origin at the grassroots and policy level together with key stakeholders who originate from the Nordic countries. With the current funding our objectives are:

OBJECTIVE 1: To pool our resources and skills in order to achieve our goal and maximize impact in the three countries (Sweden, Denmark, Finland).

OBJECTIVE 2: To identify how the artscapes differ in the three countries and how their diversification can be mainstreamed across the Nordic region.

OBJECTIVE 3: To identify how we can we work with local, national and Nordic foundations and arts and cultural institutions in both the private and public sector to improve and diversify opportunities.

In this start-up phase, NEDNAC is administered and managed by IMMART. NEDNAC is working with artists of foreign origin who are resident in Denmark, Sweden and Finland and the participating organisations/persons are:

  • IMMART (Denmark)
  • Fairooz Tamimi (Sweden)
  • Globe Art Point (Finland)
  • Culture for All (Finland)
  • Center for Cultural Policy Research (Finland)

Between January and June 2019, NEDNAC will hold Skype and face-to-face meetings, and workshops in Finland and Sweden in order to better understand the current situation for artists and cultural workers of foreign origin, identify the gaps in opportunities and services provided and figure out how they can be bridged.

Our first face-to-face meeting, IMMART Dinner and workshop will be held in Malmö on 21 & 22 February 2019.