Creative Association
for Arts and Culture Drom

ARTIST NOMINATION
MULTICULTURALITY AND NORDIC ART POLICIES
NRAP artist nomination & panel discussion
on Nordic art policies

Artists possess an important role as promoters and forerunners of their nations. What’s up with multicultural arts in Finland and Nordic countries? Let’s talk about the ruling minority and the cultural majorities – do cultural majorities have their proper place within the systems of societies? What does it require from the art policies of the ruling culture? Welcome to international public event, dedicated to the subject.

Nordic Roma Artist Platform (NRAP) is an international initiative led by a world-renowned Finnish author and all-rounder in culture Cultural Counsellor Veijo Baltzar. The purpose of the project is to promote the position of Roma arts and artists in the Nordic countries and internationally. The international jury of NRAP, represented by cultural authorities of the Nordic states, will gather in the city of Kuopio 26.-27.11.2018 to nominate an artist group capable of providing encouraging examples for youth to look up to. The names of nominated artists will be publicized at the press/nomination and public discussion event, held at Nordic Cultural Point, Helsinki on 28 November.

 

The group of nominated artists will get to design and realize artistic portfolios in cooperation with NRAP staff. The portfolios will be published in Nordic languages at nrap.info website. The aim of the website is to become an established and known source of information about Roma arts and artists. Festival organizations and cultural producers in Nordic countries and Europe will be informed about the website. The project will culminate in a Nordic award ceremony “The Emerging Roma artist of the year”, held in May 2019.

Nordic Roma Artist Platform is coordinated by Creative Association for Arts and Culture DROM. The project is supported by Nordisk Kulturfond and Kone Foundation.

PROGRAMME

16.00 Opening speeches & greetings
Director of Nordic Cultural Point Ola Kellgren, Cultural Counsellor Veijo Baltzar, Ambassador of Sweden H.E Anders Ahnlid, MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (video greeting)
16.30 Panel Discussion: Multiculturalism and Nordic Art Policies
Participants: Cultural Counsellor Veijo Baltzar (Chairman/Moderator of discussion); Hild Borchgrevink, Chairman of Nordic Council Music Prize Committee; Arild H Eriksen, Director, Artist Residence Centre "Dale"; Senior Advisor of Nordic Council Michael Matz; Fríða Björk Ingvarsdóttir, Rector, Iceland University of the Arts; Nordic Cultural Point - Director Ola Kellgren
17.30-18.00 Publication of NRAP-Artist Nominees, media interviews
18.00 Cultural programme, networking, coffee service

Nordìtko (utarigutni) rromani dombikani platfòrma (URrDP/NRAP) • 2017-2019 

I Nordìtko (utarigutni) rromani dombikani platfòrma (URrDP/NRAP) si jekh Nordìtko iniciatìva, savi del pes zor te vàzdel o statùto e rromane dombipnasqo thaj dombenqo and-i Nordìtko regiòna. K-o śero e maśkarthemutne projektosqo si o finitiko avtòri thaj domb Veijo Baltzar, butpinʒardo anda sa o Sundal thaj Kulturàlo Sikavno (www.veijobaltzar.fi). I Kreatìvo Asociàcia vaś-o Dombipen thaj i Kultùra, "Drom" vazdime and-o b. 1976, kerel i administràcia. E "Dromesqo" res si te zorǎrel o dialògo maśkar-o kultùre and-i Evròpa prdal-o dombipen thaj kulturàlo aj politikàlo aktivimàta.

I URrDP ròdel tordǒvera paruvimàta, save si te vàzden e utarigutne rromane domben and-o themutno thaj maśkarthemutno trujalipen pe jekh riga, thaj pe aver rig te oven buteder pinʒarde and-o dostipen e Norditkone themenqo thaj buxleder. Maśkar e projektosqe iniciatìve si te putardǒl jekh Nordìtko (utarigutni) rromani dombikani platfòrma on-line. Laqo res si anel sathane jekh ćaćikani, pakǎndǒver aj sigutni informàcia pal-o nordìtka (utarigutne) rromane dombimàta thaj domba.

O strategìko tradipnasqo berno e "Dromesqo" lel kotor vi nd-i realizàcia e URrDP/qe projektosqi. E komitetosqe  omʒene si Kulturàlo Sikavno o Veijo Baltzar, o nakhlutno śerutno minìstro o Paavo Lipponen, i MEP i Liisa Jaakonsaari, o MP o Ilkka Kanerva , o Sikavno vaś-e ternimatenqe pućhimàta i Olli Saarela, o Profesòri vaś-i bute-kulturenqi Edukàcia o Fred Dervin thaj e Alexander-Teatrosqi Direktòra i Reima Jokinen Helsinkisθe.

Less known words in the Nordic area:
agor – end;
agòrdel – to complete, to finish;
agorutno – final;
ahor – value, worth;
alosarel – to choose;
aśt – reason;
avindo – future;
barabar – equal;
berno – circle; tradipnasqo berno – steering
committee;
biaćhadunes – non-stop;
darrin – root;
dikhlǒver – visible;
domb – artist;
dombipen – art;
dostipen – society;
dud – light;
ekvilibrium – balance;
endaj – clan;
khrigal – beside;
krisipen – nontangible heritage;
luludǒl – blossom;
mujalo – representative;
nakhlutno – former;
nordìtko – Nordic;
phurt – bridge;
priarel – to accept;
pursak – prize;
śajarel – makes possible;

sathane – everywhere;

śerutno – leader;
sikavno – indicator, adviser;
siklǎrno – teacher;
śird – beginning;
śìrdel – to begin;
sombutipen – co-operation;
somdrakhin – network (social);
somogi – agreement;
somvaxtuno – contemporaneous;
somʒanipen – conscience;
somʒeno – member (in a society);
Sundal – World;
tordǒver – stable;
tromavel – to encourage; tromavno –
encouraging;
trujal – all around; trujalipen –
circumstances;
umal – field;
utarigutno – northern;
vasno - important; vasnipen – importance,
significance;
vaxt – time;
xaing – spring (of water etc.);
xodìtko – own;
xoxoj – ditch, trench;
zan – voice;
ʒivdǎrel – revive;

 
 
 

In media

Sveriges Radio:
Radio Romano (SE)

26 June 2018

Latšo Diives (FI)

1-2/2018

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Director of the project

E projektosqo śerutno, o Veijo Baltzar, phirutne Rromenqe endajesθar, si finitiko avtòri, dramatùrgo thaj politikano aktivìsta – marel pes pe but riga. O Baltzar si maśkar o buteder pinʒarde rromane avtòrǎ p-o maśkarthemutno plàno thaj realisardǎs pe ʒivimasqo keripen vaś-o Rroma prdal pesqi dombikani, sociàlo thaj kulturàlo angaźàcia. Sar butpinʒardo ʒeno, o Baltzar sas gasavo manuś, savo biaćhadunes vazdinǎs phurtǎ maśkar Rromenθe aj gaʒenθe. Śirdinǎs pesqi karièra and-i literatùra aj avera dombimàta and-o b. 1960 thaj mardǎs i tèma e e rromane kulturaqi thaj laqe relacienqi e gaʒitkone kulturaça anda buteder desar 72 pustika – maśkar lenθe vi romànǎ. O Baltzar kerdǎs butǐ vi sar direktòri teatrosqo, andǎs p-i skèna deśa teatrimàta thaj vi siklǎrdǎs and-e teatrosqi akademià Helsinkisθe. Si vi aktìvo vizuàlo domb.

See Baltzar's CV

Veijo Baltzar's website

supported by

The goal of Kone Foundation is to advance bold initiatives in research and the arts.  It is an independent and unaffiliated organisation, which awards grants to promote academic research, culture, art and the popularisation of research. Kone Foundation pursues active arts and research policies, and it is constantly seeking and providing alternatives to the mainstream.

The Fund contributes to positive artistic and cultural development in the Nordic Region  In recent years, the Nordic Culture Fund has evolved into an active participant in and facilitator of new networks, the aim of which is to develop cultural policy in the Nordic Region.

Administrated

BY DROM

Creative Association for Arts and Culture Drom has been founded in 1976. Drom’s mission is to promote intercultural dialogue in Finland and internationally through means of art and cultural political activity. Drom Association’s founder, author, Cultural Counsellor Veijo Baltzar acts as its chairman.