Cultural Cooperation with the Global South

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Wednesday 18 January

11:00 – 12:00        Delegate Registration in the hotel lobby
12:00 – 13:00        Lunch
13:00 – 13:10        Welcome
Lin Marie Holvik – Director, Kulturtanken // Arts for Young Audiences Norway

Local Ownership and Sustainability of Cultural Projects in the Global South

13:15 – 13:30    Marianne Kvan, Assistant Director, Section for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
13:35– 14:00      Key Note 2: Peter Rorvik (South-Africa), former Secretary-General of Arterial Network  

14:00-14:10       Coffee/tea- break

14:10-15:15        MuDa Dance Africa film

PANEL DISCUSSION: How to anchor the projects locally? Stories of “best practice”

  • Inger Dirdal, Norcode
  • Sigbjørn Nedland, Nedland Culture
  • Elling Tjønneland, CMI
  • Cato Litengen, Mimeta
  • Judy Ogana (Kenya), Go Down Centre

Moderator: Solveig Korum, Kulturtanken // Arts for Young Audiences Norway

15:20-15:30        Panel wrap-up, questions and comments

15:30-15:50        Break

"Arts as Survival Strategy // Survival Strategies for Artists”

15:50-16:00        Artistic performance: Navid Rezvani (Iran) and Ahmad Joudeh (Syria)

16:10-16:30        Key Note by Geoliane Arab, independent cultural manager (Lebanon)

16:30-17:15       Navid Rezvani (Iran) and Ahmad Joudeh (Syria) in conversation with Alexandra Archetti Stølen (Oslo World Music Festival)

19:00                     Aperitif in the lobby bar
19:30                     Dinnet

Thursday 19 January

08:00 – 09:00     Breakfast

Women, Inclusion and Rights

09:00 – 09:30    Judy Ogana (Kenya) in conversation with Thomas Walle (Norsk folkemuseum): What is the current situation for women in East Africa now? How is the balance between the sexes in terms of access, positioning and power?

09:35 – 10:00     Dina El Wedidi (Egypt): Safeguarding Female Performance Traditions

10:00- 10:15      Coffee

10:15-10:35     “The Art of Balance ” // Balansekunst Norge by Guro Kleveland

10:40-11:15       Artist Stella Mwangi in conversation with Sigbjørn Nedland: Personal experiences as female artist in Norway and Kenya

11:15-11:30       Closing remarks


Chair: Solveig Korum, Kulturtanken // Arts for Young Audiences Norway