Platform Nord invites to a Nordic seminar at the University of Agder 14.-15.November 2018
We ask: How can we promote artistic mobility? Does higher education have a responsibility to support young artists in establishing themselves?
Through two inspirational and intense Platform Nord festivals we have got to know some up and coming Nordic young artists. Our participants come from different Nordic countries, and are characterized bydiverse artistic expressions, but share common ground in being educated at the academies and universities in the Nordic region.
The young artists of today are expected to follow up graduation by becoming innovative entrepreneurs financing and justifying their existence through creative grant applications and business skills. They must be ready to navigate the system, building profitable network associations both home and abroad.
And then, they are supposed to create art.
Platform Nord starts the conversation by inviting Nordic art academies and universities to “dugnad”: identifying how we can work together to help our young artists build Nordic networks, international connections and cross artistic relations.
Wednesday 14. November
Kl. 10.00 Registration Platform Nord Connections
University of Agder (UiA), Campus Kristiansand
10.00 – Registration
Registration and refreshments.
11.00 – Welcome
Marit Wergeland-Yates (NO) // Dean, the Faculty of Fine Arts (UiA)
11.15 – Presentations
Boel Christensen-Scheel (NO) // Professor (Oslo Met)
Sidsel Nielsen Bonde (D) // Artist
Dora Bei (GR) // President (Bjcem.org)
13.00 – Short break
13.10 – Presentations
Eline Wernberg Sigfusson (D) // Senior Advisor, Vice Director (The Nordic Culture Fund)
Rob Brannen (UK) // Board of Trustees (UK Young Artists)
Mads Hatlevik (NO) // Advisor, the Faculty of Fine Arts (UiA)
14.40 – Break and a light meal
15.10 – Music
Bára Gísladóttir (IS/D) // Composer and musician
15.30 – Round table
Henrik Vibskov (D) // Designer, PN Artistic Board
Jona Hlíf Halldórsdóttir (IS) // Artist, PN Artistic Board
17.00 – Break
19.00 – Symposium / Dinner
André Tribbensee (NO)
22.00 – End of day 1