Pikene på Broen is proud to be contributing to the program of the Arctic Arts Summit in Harstad on the 21st and 22nd of June.

The 2017 Arctic Arts Summit is the first ever summit and conference where all eight Arctic countries participate in highlighting circumpolar arts and culture. Along with ministers and politicians from all the Arctic countries who will present thoughts on how they read the Arctic culture and the Arctic art scene today.  The Arctic Arts Summit will feature a wide range of thematic sessions hosted by Arctic arts institutions and organisations.

Pikene på Broen is proud to present a thematic session on the 22nd June that will encompass Russian cultural managers and artists who will discuss how the northern dimension is integrated in the cultural policy and artistic context of Russia, and what role arts and culture play in the development of the North.

Read more about the Arctic Art Summit and Festspillene i nord norge 2017

Redefining the Arctic Culture:
the Russian perspectives

The Arctic is being defined and re-defined within the frameworks of industrialisation, securitisation and urbanisation.

During the session, we will travel between two emblematic Russian Arctic cities of Murmansk on the Kola Peninsula and Norilsk on the Taimyr Peninsula – delving into their current cultural strategies and futuristic visions. We will check the pulse of the northern cultural capital St Petersburg and immerse into the depths of the Yakutian singing style, Toyuk.

Natalia Fedyanina
Director, Norilsk Museum

Alexey Platonov (film-maker) and Francesco Sebregondi (architect) from the Postgraduate education programme of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design “The New Normal”

Anton Shamshin
Music producer, Murmansk

Vassily Pankratov
Director of Gatchina Museum-Reserve

Stepanida Borisova
Actress and ethno-singer, director of the Yakut Theater Olonkho, Honoured Artist of Russia

Moderator: Luba Kuzovnikova, Pikene på Broen
Host: Pikene på Broen


artwork and graphics by Ger Arne Bertheussen, courtesy of Arctic Arts Summit 2017