Public Art Consultancy in the Nordic Countries

Hanaholmen, Esbo och Skanslandet

12.6.2020 10:00 - 16:00

– Seminar and visit to Helsinki Biennial – The event will be postponed to autumn. The new date will be announced shortly.

Due to the outbreak of the epidemic caused by the coronavirus, the NNAC network meeting and the seminar on the role of the art consultant will be postponed to autumn. The new date will be announced shortly. Take care and stay safe!

For further information, please contact
Linda Wallenberg, linda(at), +46 734 24 84 96
Jaana Tamminen, jaana.tamminen(at), +358 40 545 4972

Welcome to a seminar focusing on the role of the public art consultant, curator and coordinator of art in the public sphere. The seminar tackles multiple topics related to curating and project managing public art projects.
A visit to the opening of the Helsinki Biennial at Vallisaari Island is included in the seminar.

Date: 12 June 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm
Place: Hanaholmen Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, boat trip to the Helsinki Biennial at Vallisaari Island
For whom: The seminar is open to professionals involved or interested in public art processes, from the  public art consultant, curator and coordinator’s perspective.
Seminar fee: A seminar fee that covers morning coffee, lunch and a boat ride from Hanaholmen to Helsinki Biennial at Vallisaari Island will be fixed shortly.

Preliminary program

9.00–9.45 Visit to the Hanaholmen Art Park
9.45 Coffee and registration
10.00–13.00 Seminar
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Boat from Hanaholmen to Helsinki Biennial at Vallisaari Island
15.00 Visit at the Helsinki Biennial

Please note that the boat trip from Vallisaari to the Market Square is not included in the seminar fee. There is a regular boat service for this trail.

Registration for the seminar will start on this page on 1 April. The number of participants is limited to 60.

Organizers: NNAC – Nordic Network for Art Consultancy, HANAHOLMEN Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, HAM Helsinki Art Museum and TAIKE Arts Promotion Centre Finland. In collaboration with KORO Public Art Norway and Public Art Agency Sweden
With support from: Nordic Culture Point

NNAC is a network for art consultancy, initiated 2019 and made possible by a three-year network funding from Nordic Culture point. The aim is to create a new mobile arena for professional freelance art consultants within the contemporary public art field in Nordic countries, and to develop and strengthen the role of the art consultant in relationship to public art production, artists and clients such as municipalities, regions, state agencies and private actors. The network will act through a series of seminars and workshops, which takes place in conjunction with: Oslo Biennal First Edition 2019, Helsinki Biennial for contemporary art in public spaces 2020 and Göteborg City Triennial 2021. Read more about NNAC

Situated in the archipelago and surrounded by site-specific art works by prominent Nordic artists, Hanaholmen has tangled the topics of public art since 2016, when a project called Mera Konst (More Art) initiated, highlighting the role of municipalities in Public Art projects. Read more

Read more about Helsinki Biennial, an international contemporary art event presenting around 40 artists or groups of artists in maritime Helsinki. Helsinki Biennial will be held in summer 2020 in the unique surroundings of Vallisaari Island.

Information about the event
Linda Wallenberg, linda(at), +46 734 24 84 96
Aino Kostiainen, aino.kostiainen(at), +358 40 551 9933

Cover photo: The art work TRO HOPP KÄRLEK (“Faith Hope Love”) by the visual artist Eva Lange is part of the art project  “Two Lands – One Future” which highlights the close relationship that has continued for hundreds of years between Finland and Sweden. Photo by Jakke Nikkarinen