Art Matters


How do the arts sustain local communities?

onsdag 29. april 2009, kl. 15:00

Sal: Wergeland

Inngang: Billett

The forum will explore Canadian and Norwegian approaches to how arts and culture bridge geographic and cultural distances. Panelists will highlight new programs and experiences linking the arts to regional development. Cultural cooperation between Norway and Canada will also be discussed.

Art Matters takes place on the occasion of the Canadian state visit to Norway, and will be opened by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada. 

His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond (documentary filmmaker & founder of Art Matters initiative), Hank Bull (artist & art administrator), Daniel Cross (documentary filmmaker), Truls Lie (editor of DOX magazine & filmmaker), Ådne Sekkelsten (arts administrator), Luba Kuzovnikova (art director)

Moderator: Åse Kleveland

Registration before 27 April, by e-mail: The organiser will confirm registration
Forum languages: English and French, with simultaneous interpretation