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Practitioners experiences in the traditional arts economy

In this webinar indigenous practitioners shared their experiences, insights and strategies for effective engagement with the traditional arts economy. The webinar was hosted by the Sami Parliament and Arts Council Norway. Here you can find recording and a report from the webinar.

From the Venice Biennale 2022. Photo by the Sami Parliament.

From the Venice Biennale 2022. Photo by the Sami Parliament.

9. juni 2022 kl. 14:00 - 17:00

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Zoom webinar

The Sami Parliament and Arts Council Norway

Recording of the webinar

Part 1

Part 2


Report / written summary from the webinar

Read a raport / written summary of the ebinar here


  • 14.00–14.10: Welcome and introduction by the Sami Parliament.
  • 14.10–14.30: Solveig Ballo, Sapmi Naeringshage/Sapmi business cluster, Norway: Practitioners strategies in the arts economy.
  • 14.30–14:50: Kirstine Moller, Greenland National Museum and Archive, Greenland: The role of institutions in arts economy. Between museums and practitioners.

(Short break)

  • 15:00–15.20: Pia Nuorgam, legal advisor/legal expert, Finland: How do practitioners use right based approach to protect and promote their work in the traditional arts economy? Building on the IMKÁS-project (Immateriála kultururárbi Sámis).
  • 15:20–16.15: Panel discussion that provides an opportunity for Indigenous practitioners to reflect on their experiences engaging with the traditional arts economy. Panelists will discuss effective strategies and identify challenges, whether for supporting livelihoods or safeguarding Indigenous culture. Panelists: Lou Ann Neel from Canada, Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen from Norway, Jerker Bexelius and Anne Sofie Kallok from Sweden. Moderator: Marit Myrvoll, Norway.
  • 16:15–16:30: Silja Somby, Sami Parliamant in Norway, sums up the panel discussion with references to the IMKÁS project.
  • 16:30–16.45: Arts Council Norway: Thank you for attending and information on future activites related to this topic.

More information

The webinar was a contribution to the Arctic Arts Summit 2022 and brought together representatives of Arctic countries and the Indigenous Nations of the Circumpolar region. The Arctic Arts Summit serve to strengthen arts and culture in the North and develop circumpolar cooperation to stimulate collaboration in arts and creative industries.

Read more about the Arctic Arts Summit summit here.

The webinar was also a contribution to the project LIVIND – Creative and living cultural heritage as a resource for the Northern Dimension region. LIVIND concentrates on recognising the practical ways living heritage can advantage tourism, services and several other practices in sustainable ways which includes the Nordic autonomous regions and the Saami area.

Read more about the LIVIND project here