What tales are to be told about how the creative industries, artists and entrepreneurs could work together to benefit people living in the North? What can be learned about new ways of engaging communities through the arts and the role of cinema in the Arctic? What is distinctive about art and cinema in the North? These are the sorts of questions that will be addressed at this inaugural conference, Tales from the North 2012 – Arctic Cinema and Applied Arts held 10 – 12 April 2012 in Inari, Finland at the newly opened Sámi Cultural Centre SAJOS, in Inari. The conference is organized by the Institute for Northern Culture. The idea of discussion is at the heart of the conference, and delegates will explore the two central themes: cinema and applied arts from a northern perspective. Entrepreneurs in arts and culture, artists, policy makers and educationalists are invited to consider how the arts contribute to the economic life and general well-being of people living in the North.

This two-day conference brings together national and international experts from the fields of culture, cinema and arts. The event will be of interest to anyone with a professional interest in art and culture in the north; entrepreneurs within culture, arts, and tourism, artists and art associations, students of culture, arts, and tourism. The conference will also appeal to decision makers in development organisations, municipalities etc. The program includes internationally renowned scholars, filmmakers and artists.

For further information and registration, please visit our web-pages.

Tales from the North 2012 Flyer HERE.
Kulttuuri-Flyer-Suomeksi TÄSTÄ.

We look forward to seeing you in Inari in April! See you in Sajos! Welcome!

Organizing committee