The webinar starts with overviews from three keynote speakers, followed by a panel discussion on individual experiences. The webinar aims to contribute to a critical discussion about the role of the traditional arts economy in sustainable social, cultural, environmental, and economic development.
- 14.00–14.10: Welcome and introduction by the Sámi Parliament.
- 14.10–14.30: Solveig Ballo, Sápmi Naeringshage/Sápmi business cluster, Norway: Practitioners strategies in the arts economy.
- 14.30–14:50: Kirstine Moller, Greenland National Museum and Archive, Greenland: The role of institutions in the arts economy—between museums and practitioners.
- (Short break)
- 15:00–15.20: Pia Nuorgam, legal advisor/legal expert, Finland: How do practitioners use rights-based approaches to protect and promote their work in the traditional arts economy? Building on the IMKÁS-project (Immateriála kultururárbi Sámis).
- 15:20–16.15: Panel discussion that provides an opportunity for Indigenous practitioners to reflect on their experiences engaging with the traditional arts economy. Panel members will discuss effective strategies and identify challenges, whether for supporting livelihoods or safeguarding Indigenous culture. Moderator: Marit Myrvoll, Sámi social anthropologist, Norway.
- 16:15–16:30: Silja Somby, Sámi Parliamant in Norway, sums up the panel discussion with references to the IMKÁS project.
- 16:30–16.45: Arts Council Norway: Thank you for attending and information on future activites related to this topic.
*There may be changes in the program.
This webinar and the resulting report on the discussion will form the basis of the seminar the Sámi Parliament in Norway and Arts Council Norway will host at the Arctic Arts Summit in June.
The webinar is a contribution to the Arctic Arts Summit 2022 and brings together representatives of Arctic countries and the Indigenous Nations of the circumpolar region. The Arctic Arts Summit serves to strengthen arts and culture in the North and develop circumpolar cooperation to stimulate collaboration in arts and creative industries.
Read more about the Arctic Arts Summit summit here.
The webinar will also contribute to the project LIVIND—Creative and living cultural heritage as a resource for the Northern Dimension region. LIVIND concentrates on recognizing the practical ways living heritage can advantage tourism, services and several other practices in sustainable ways which includes the Nordic autonomous regions and the Sámi area.
Read more about the LIVIND project here.