Creative Association
for Arts and Culture Drom

Nordic Roma Artist Platform NRAP
2017-2019  www.nrap.info

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

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

Nordic Roma Artist Platform NRAP • 2017-2019 

Nordic Roma Artist Platform (NRAP) er norrænt framtak sem ætlað er að bæta stöðu Sígaunalista og -listamanna á Norðurlöndum. Alþjóðlega verkefnið er undir forystu hins heimsþekkta finnska rithöfundar, listamanns og heiðursráðgjafa menningarmála Veijo Baltzars (www.veijobaltzar.fi) og stjórnað af Skapandi menningarsamtökunum Drom sem stofnuð voru 1976. Markmið Drom er að stuðla að samtali milli ólíkra menningarhópa í Evrópu með listrænni og menningarpólitískri starfsemi.

NRAP leitast við að vekja varanlega meðvitund um norræna sígaunalistamenn í þjóðlegu og alþjóðlegu samhengi jafnframt því að ýta undir þjóðfélagslega stöðu þeirra og viðurkenningu á Norðurlöndunum og víðar. Meðan á verkefninu stendur verður komið á fót upplýsingaveitunni Nordic Roma Artist Platform á Internetinu. Tilgangur hennar verður að bjóða upp á vandaðar,aðgengilegar og auðfundnar upplýsingar um norrænar sígaunalistir og -listamenn.

Stefnumarkandi stýrihópur Drom tekur þátt í framkvæmd NRAP-verkefnisins. Í stýrihópnum eiga sæti: Veijo Baltzar, heiðursráðgjafi menningarmála, Paavo Lipponen, fyrrverandi forsætisráðherra, Evrópuþingmaðurinn Liisa Jaakonsaari, þingmennirnir Ilkka Kanerva, Olli Saare, heiðursráðgjafi unglingamála, Fred Dervin, prófessor í fjölmenningaruppeldi og Reima Jokinen, leikhússtjóri Aleksander-leikhússins í Helsinki.

 
 
 

In media

Sveriges Radio:
Radio Romano (SE)

26 June 2018

Latšo Diives (FI)

1-2/2018

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Director of the project

Leiðtogi verkefnisins, menningar ráðgjafi Veijo Baltzar, farandsígauni að uppruna, er finnskur rithöfundur, leikstjóri og samfélagsfrömuður – menningarlegur fjölþrautamaður. Baltzar er alþjóðlega leiðandi sígaunarithöfundur sem frá upphafi ferils síns í bókmenntum, listum og menningarpólitík á sjöunda áratugnum hefur starfað sem mikilsverður brúarsmiður á milli meirihluta samfélagsins og minnihlutahópa. Síðan hann hóf feril sinn í bókmenntum og listum á sjöunda áratugnum hefur hann fjallað um menningu Sígauna og samband hennar við menningu meirihlutans í yfir 72 verkum sínum, þar á meðal skáldsögum. Baltzar hefur verið leikhússtjóri, leikstýrt tugum leiksýninga og kennt við Leiklistarháskólann í Helsinki auk þess að vera virkur myndlistarmaður.

Sjá Baltzars CV

Veijo Baltzars efsíða

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.