Sustainable cultural experiences

25 May, 2023|

Sustainable cultural experiences in the Nordic Region will promote new initiatives, ideas, tools and knowledge about greener cultural production and consumption in the Nordic region.

The project will also contribute to shared experiences relevant to the development of culture-based and greener travel.

The method is based on analysis of interests, map of existing initiatives and studies, cross sectoral cooperation, strong networks, detailed planning for change in cultural institutions, identification of barriers and knowledge sharing.

The project seeks to make cultural experiences in the Nordic Region greener through a number of efforts. Amongst these are:

  • development of a buyers network for the cultural sector in cooperation with the Swan Ecolabel
  • a study on digital culture communication in cooperation with literature festivals, Tekstallians and Vestlandsorskning
  • a LAB for children and youth in cooperation with Kulturtanken, University of Oslo and artists,
  • a project on performative production from a youth perspective in cooperation with youth from Plattform Gátt
  • a Study of Culture and travels from a gender equality perspective in cooperation with NIKK
  • Mapping of national and international eco-tourism initiatives
  • Sami artist debates
  • pilot project on compensation in the cultural sector
  • a Green Roadmap for cultural experiences in the Nordic Region

The Green Roadmap is a tool, which will make it easier for cultural institutions to get started and bring about the green shift. It will provide knowledge and be a working tool to create the change that is required by providing overall insight and come up with concrete objectives and proposals for changes in action to create sustainable cultural experiences. For authorities and foundations, the tool can help to understand how to contribute to and support the necessary work, with resources or facilitation.

Read more about the project and the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands here.


Inger Smærup Sørensen, project manager