STATUS and Northern Connection


Friday, 22 September, at 13:00–14:30

Showings and tickets

Friday, 22/09

Sentralen (Vinterhagen)

Sustainability and longevity are two of the most pressing questions for arts and culture organisations today. This networking session, featuring presentations and talking points from two networks who are working actively with these issues – STATUS and Northern Connection – will be full of insights into existing initiatives and best practices for all who work in the arts.

The Northern Connection project brings together composers, ensembles and festivals across the extended Nordic region (including Scotland). Their mission is to energise contemporary music communities and find solutions to the conundrum of the ‘farewell premiere’ – in which new compositions are rarely played more than once – while also seeking to reduce greenhouse emissions from international touring. While this cooperation is rooted in the concept of the northern identity, they hope that their ideas can be taken up anywhere.

STATUS is a collaborative network of music centres in the Nordics, founded with the aim to explore, analyse and share insights into the Nordic classical and contemporary music scene. Initiated by Art Music Denmark, the network includes Iceland Music Information Centre (IMIC), Music Finland, Music Norway, Tutl (Faroe Islands) and Unga Tankar om Musik (UTOM, Sweden). The network is currently comparing infrastructures across the Nordic countries, as well as researching the artistic and social status of the genre. It aims to identify new possibilities for collaboration and the development of classical and contemporary music in the Nordics.

The event is in English.

In collaboration with

STATUS & Northern Connection

Supported by

Music Norway, Fritt Ord