In late-November 2018 NATUR project partners, Arts Council England, British Council and the University of Hull gathered for talks, provocation and networking to explore strategies and support for international cultural collaboration between the UK and Nordic Nations. Bringing together artists & organisations behind the UK/Nordic project the event sought to explore the challenges and opportunities for creating and sustaining international networks through academic and artistic partnerships. North Atlantic Talks was delivered in association with Absolutely Cultured’s festival Urban Legends: Northern Lights which premiered NATUR artist Dodda Maggý’s new work ALDA.
Speakers included Prof. Franco Bianchini the Director of Culture Policy and Place Institute (University of Hull), Marianne Lewsley-Stier the Head of Culture Campus (University of Hull), Kathy McArdle the Director of England & Cities (British Council), Jessica Farmer the Senior Relationship Manager (Arts Council England), Andy Brydon the Director of Curated Place, and NATUR artists Dodda Maggý (IS), Jez Dolan (UK), and Marie Von Krogh (NO).
Supported by Absolutely Cultured, University of Hull, Creative Europe and the Embassy of Iceland in London.
On February 8th 2019, Einkofi Productions in collaboration with Reykjavik Winter Light Festival hosted an afternoon of talks at Reykjavik Art Museum Kjarvalsstaðir to discuss the value of sharing ideas, establishing successful cross country cultural partnerships, and creating sustainable events. The conference brought together artists and organisations behind the UK/Nordic NATUR Project along with representatives from Reykjavik Council, Rannís, the British Embassy, Hull City of Culture Legacy Project, Reykjavík Art Festival, Nordic House, Visit Reykjavik, and the Cultural Ministry.
Speakers included Sif Gunnarsdóttir the Head of Culture (Reykjavik), Karen María Jónsdóttir from Visit Reykjavik, Paul Holloway the Arts & Culture Manager (Hull City Council), Marianne Lewsley Stier the Head of Culture Campus (University of Hull), Arnbjörg María Daníelssen from Nordic House, Guðmundur Ingi Markússon from Rannís, Andy Brydon the Director of Curated Place, and NATUR artists Dodda Maggy (IS), Jez Dolan (UK), David Henckel (UK), Eyvind Gulbrandsen (DK), and Chris Paul Daniels (UK).