ARTIVAL TALKS: Social Sustainability in the Nordic Arts and Culture Sector

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In this talk we bring together cultural practitioners, activists and human rights experts to reflect on the state of human rights and anti-discrimination in the cultural sector in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

The goal of the session is to identify the areas for improvement and provide actionable recommendations for how these challenges can be addressed.

This conversation will be held online and is open to the public via registration.

This is an online interactive discussion moderated by Nicol Savinetti, IMMART Founder and Chairperson,

Invited speakers

  • Ronni Abergel (DK) – Journalist, human rights educator, and social change activist. 
  • Macarena Dusant (SE) – Independent art historian, editor, and writer.
  • Alexandr Foy (FI) – Chairperson for Globe Art Point and a Multilingual Supervisor at the City of Helsinki.
  • Marianne Berger Marjanovic (NO) – Senior Advisor for Cultural Policy and for Gender Equality and LGBTI issues at the Nordic Council of Ministers.
  • Sune Skadegaard Thorsen (DK) – Denmark’s authority on the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, Founder, CEO and Partner of GlobalCSR, and a member of the IMMART Advisory Board.


ARTIVAL Talks are organised by IMMART, Nordic Culture Point and Globe Art Point as a part of ARTIVAL RE:CONNECT, a Nordic multilingual cultural festival taking place across the Nordic region in 2023. The festival a widely diverse array of actors together in a sustainable manner to co-create and reflect on issues of inclusion and belonging with exhibitions, performances, talks, workshops, recitals, and more, at a time when many of us around the globe are striving to reconnect, to ourselves, our families, and our communities in one way or another.

ARTIVAL Talks are a collection of live-streamed and virtual discussions, debates and conversations on the themes of ARTIVAL – a festival that places artists, the artistic process and advocacy at the centre. The central aim of the Talks, which began in May 2023, is to facilitate gaining a clearer understanding of different processes, perspectives and viewpoints that exist in Nordic artscapes, by bringing artists, cultural workers, activists, human rights experts, public officials and civil society together to exchange ideas and share experiences of their successes (and failures), good (and bad) practices, and the opportunities (and challenges) present in the broad landscape of the Nordic arts and cultural sector.

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