Nordic Circle of Artistic Management is an international project aiming to develop the production and management skills across the field of dance. The project runs open workshops and two cycles of mentorship programmes during the years 2016-2018. It has partners in all five Nordic Countries.
Project partners are SITE Sweden, Performing Arts Hub Norway, Projectcentre/Dansehallerne (Denmark), Dance Atelier (Iceland) and Arts Management Helsinki.
Nordic Circle has two strands:
international mentoring program for producers and self-producing artists
open workshops for professionals within the field of dance
Within the mentoring program, eight producers or artists are given the possibility of mentoring for one year. Participants are selected in open calls, and the selected mentees are paired with an experienced mentor from another Nordic country.
The aim of the mentoring program is to develop producing and management skills in dance. Mentoring will empower producers and artists, and improve skills on a national, Nordic, and international level.
Nordic Circle of Artistic Management has been supported by the Nordic Culture Point, Nordic Culture Fund, Kulturrådet (SE), Danish Arts Foundation (DK) and Arts Promotion Center Finland (FI).
Nordic Circle of Artistic Management includes two mentoring cycles, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. For both cycles, partipants are selected from open calls in all Nordic countries. Selected mentees are then paired with experienced mentors. Each mentoring cycle begins and ends with a group meeting in Stockholm. During the mentoring year, the mentor and mentee meet in person, and keep contact via email, skype, phone, or chat.
Producers/artists of the first mentoring cycle are Anna Karlander, Eva Steen Nordhagen, Josefin Lindberg, Katri Kekäläinen, Katrin Gunnarsdottir, Magnus Eide Myhr and Marie Schultz. With mentors Gunn Hernes, Kirre Arneberg, Lene Bang, Magnus Nordberg, Marinella Jaskari, Sanna Myllylahti and Peter Svenson. Also Jarkko Partanen was selected, but due to a mentor change he continued to cycle 2.
Producers/artists of the second mentoring cycle are Anna Cederberg, Lina Dahlgren, Carlos Calvo, Maiken Bruun Aamodt, Steinunn Ketilsdottir, Tone Martine Kittelsen, Sonya Lindfors and Jarkko Partanen. With mentors Mellika Melouani Melani, Eva Broberg, Kerstin Schroth, Susanne Danig, Pirjetta Mulari, Pernille Möller Taasinge, Annika Ostwald and Sunniva Steine.
Open workshops of various producing topics are arranged at: