ARTIVAL TALKS: Conducting Political Advocacy

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The Nordic region is known for its vibrant and progressive art scene, which often becomes a platform for addressing pressing social and political issues. This ARTIVAL Talk aims to explore how individuals and organisations in the Nordic countries effectively leverage their artistic endeavours to promote political advocacy and create meaningful societal impact.

Esteemed speakers with extensive experience in the art and culture field will share their expertise and personal journeys of engaging in political advocacy. They will discuss the unique characteristics and opportunities present in the Nordic context and shed light on the methods employed to effectively communicate and mobilize support for causes.

The doors will open at 16:30. Attendance is free, and we will be serving coffee and snacks.

Invited speakers

  • Hanna Kosonen – Secretary General Forum Artis ry
  • Teemu Mäki – Artist / Director (theatre/film/opera), Writer, Researcher, Doctor of Fine Arts (Academy of Fine Arts Finland, 2005) and a Chairperson of the Finnish Artists’ Association and IAA Europe
  • Pauliina Valtasaari – Orchestra manager (Helsinki Philharmonic orchestra), career supervisor, MMus (doctoral public examination 6/2023)

The discussion is moderated by Kaisa Rönkkö, Director at the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.


ARTIVAL Talks are organised by IMMART, Nordic Culture Point and Globe Art Point as a part of ARTIVAL RE:CONNECT, a Nordic multilingual cultural festival taking place across the Nordic region in 2023. The festival a widely diverse array of actors together in a sustainable manner to co-create and reflect on issues of inclusion and belonging with exhibitions, performances, talks, workshops, recitals, and more, at a time when many of us around the globe are striving to reconnect, to ourselves, our families, and our communities in one way or another.

ARTIVAL Talks are a collection of live-streamed and virtual discussions, debates and conversations on the themes of ARTIVAL – a festival that places artists, the artistic process and advocacy at the centre. The central aim of the Talks, which began in May 2023, is to facilitate gaining a clearer understanding of different processes, perspectives and viewpoints that exist in Nordic artscapes, by bringing artists, cultural workers, activists, human rights experts, public officials and civil society together to exchange ideas and share experiences of their successes (and failures), good (and bad) practices, and the opportunities (and challenges) present in the broad landscape of the Nordic arts and cultural sector.

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