Pikene på Broen is a collective of curators and producers based in the north-eastern Norwegian town of Kirkenes. Located 15km from the Russian border and 50km from the Finnish border the town of Kirkenes is ideally placed for cross-border cooperation and cultural exchange in the Arctic. Pikene på Broen was established in 1996 and has spent the past 20 years realising large and small scale cultural projects – they call these ‘border-crossing exercises’  which provide new perspectives on the north while initiating discussions on themes relevant to the Barents Region.

Main activities:

Terminal B is our project and gallery space as well as Pikene på Broen’s office space, located in the pedestrian street in the town center of Kirkenes. Since 2017, it serves as a cultural and social meeting place where we host exhibitions, performances, workshops, concerts, debates and more. We also have a small art shop and a library. Terminal B is open all year round (except for the periods of rigging in between exhibitions or shows), Monday to Friday 10-16, and Saturdays 10-15.

Barents Spektakel is an art festival and an international gathering point that aims to raise and discuss current issues related to the north and the Barents region. The festival mixes contemporary art, theater, music, debate, film, performances and a conceptual festival bar to create a meeting place for both locals and visitors – and anyone with an interest in art, culture and social debate. The first edition was held in 2004, and in 2024 we will host the 20th edition of the festival between 15. – 18. February!

Hosted by Pikene på Broen, the BAR International artist-in-residency program is open for artists of all genres along with musicians, architects, researchers and curators who are interested in exploring the Barents borderland in transition – an area which is a crossroad for political decisions in the Arctic and a laboratory for creative solutions to economic, cultural and social challenges in the border region.

Download Pikene på Broen’s CV, read our annual reports or learn more about Kirkenes.

Pikene på Broen today:
Inger Blix Kvammen – Advisor and curator
Franziska Kraiczy – Administrative director
Astrid Fadnes – Artistic director
Ingrid Valan – Curator and art mediator
Oleg Khadartsev – Curator and media producer
Kjetil Nicolaisen – Technical manager
Evgeny Goman – Producer and project manager
Irina Ivanova – Producer

Pikene på Broen was established in 1996 by:
Bente Synnøve Andersen
Svea Andersen
Anne Mette Bjørgan
Inger Blix Kvammen
Solvor Vefsnmo