Transfer North is a knowledge transfer network for independent/institutional curators and art critics in the contemporary art field in the European North, that focuses on specific experiences related to the artistic, cultural and environmental challenges of the high north region.
The network will organize study trips, workshops and residencies for network members, as well as other curators and art critics from the Nordic and Baltic countries, UK and Russia.
Transfer North builds on the specific experiences related to the artistic, cultural and environmental challenges and the opportunities in the northern areas of Nordic countries and Russia.
The High North is a region of considerable geopolitical interest, in terms of energy, natural resources, environmental challenges and safety. Climate change is making the natural resources of the region – gas, oil, minerals and fish more accessible. As a consequence, the geopolitical interests of major countries are also turning to the north.
The northern regions have vital local art scenes. We will establish new collaborative mobility programs for curators both from the organizations in the network, and others.
The main objective of the Transfer North is to create platforms for knowledge and experience exchange and strengthen connections between art professionals in the northern parts of Norway, Finland, Sweden, as well as Lithuania, UK and Russia, and other northern European regions.
The project is made out of different components in order to achieve the aims of the project:
- STUDY TRIPS & NETWORK MEETINGS
- CURATOR EXCHANGE PROGRAM + CURATOR AND ART CRITICS RESIDENCY PROGRAM
- WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
NORWAY: Tromsø Troms County Cultural Center, Bodø Nordland Culture Center, Svolvær The North Norwegian Artist Center, Røst Røst AIR Kirkenes Pikene på Broen, Karasjok Sami Center for Contemporary Art
FINLAND: Oulu Northern Photographic Center, Rovaniemi Northern Media Culture Association Magneetti ry
SWEDEN: Boden and Luleå Havremagasinet/Galleri Syster
LITHUANIA: Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre
SCOTLAND: Glasgow The Centre for Contemporary Arts
ICELAND: Seyðisfjörður Skaftfell Center for Visual Art
RUSSIA: Arkhangelsk Arkhangelsk AIR, St Petersburg St Petersburg Art Residency, Murmansk Gallery Ч9/ Fridaymilk
Transfer North is kindly supported by Nordic Culture Point (Nordic-Baltic mobility Programme – Long-term network support), Nordic Culture Fund, Norsk-islandsk kultursamarbeid, Nordland County Council, Troms County Council and project partners.