Art Matters


The forum will explore Canadian and Norwegian approaches to how arts and culture bridge geographic and cultural distances. Panellists 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 23 April, by e-mail: [email protected]

The organiser will confirm registration

Forum languages: English and French, with simultaneous interpretation