Funding programmes, library and events
Nordic Culture Point administers several of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ funding programmes for culture and society, runs a Nordic library, and organises cultural events in Helsinki and around Finland.
We are an institution under the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Ministers for Nordic Co-operation have given us the job of helping the Nordic Region become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030.
At Nordic Culture Point, we have identified three key areas with the best opportunities for us to help make society more sustainable. Learning, diversity, and accessibility are our watchwords when we plan our day-to-day operations.
Helsinki has been home to Nordic cultural co-operation since the 1970s, with Nordic Culture Point pursuing activities in their current form since 2012.
1978 to 1996
Nordiskt konstcentrum is run from Suomenlinna.
1997 to 2006
The Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (NIFCA) takes over the activities at Suomenlinna.
The Nordic Institute in Finland (NIFIN) is established on Kajsaniemigatan in Helsinki.
Nordic Culture Point takes over the administration of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ funding programmes for culture in Suomenlinna.
Nordic Culture Point and the Nordic Institute in Finland are merged and adopt the name “Nordic Culture Point”.
The organisation changes its Swedish name from Kulturkontakt Nord to Nordisk kulturkontakt, although the English name remains unchanged.