15. – 16. 3. 2023


When: 15.-16. 3. 2023
Where: Luckan Helsingfors, Yrjönkatu 27, 00100 Helsinki / YouTube
Why: To create a fresh dialogue between all Actors of the Finnish & Nordic arts and culture scene
For Whom: Professional creatives, associations, institutions, and anyone else interested in diving into the scene of art and culture in the Nordics
Price: Free for everyone, however registration is required for onsite participation
Registration: 13.2. – 12.3. 2023

GAP ART SUMMIT NORDIC is a two-days-long art conference organised by Globe Art Point in close cooperation with Luckan Helsingfors on the 15th & 16th of March 2023.

The series of actionable and inclusive events explore the working formats, positive practices and relationships between various cultural actors operating in Europe’s Northern region; Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland.

Following the legacy of last year’s art summit, the emphasis of programming is on deepening the knowledge of the increasing diversity in the arts and culture scene with a strong focus on professional & career development, self-empowerment, and community building in the Nordic region.

Discussions will feature domestic as well as international guest speakers; cultural policy makers, institution leaders and independent professionals representing art and culture organisations based in the Nordics.

GAP ART SUMMIT NORDIC is also part of ARTIVAL, a sustainability oriented cultural festival that spotlights multilingualism, and cultural diversity within the arts and culture sector.

ARTIVAL reimagines the boundaries of the classic festival: artists, the artistic process and advocacy are the primary focus. While maintaining relevance and high quality standards, the artworks, materials produced and the audiences who bear witness are secondary.

ARTIVAL is a biennial that happens in multiple locations over an extended period of time. The theme of this year’s ARTIVAL is “RE:CONNECT” and it takes place in Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo, Bornholm, Malmö and Copenhagen. The lead organiser of ARTIVAL is Immart. 

1 DAY / WEDNESDAY / 15.3. 23

8:30-9:30 Registration / Morning coffee
9:30 – 9:45 Opening words
9:45 – 11:15 Keynote: Culture Without Borders
11:15-11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Panel discussion: Funding Accessibility in The Nordics
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30 Woke or Broke. Panel discussion by Luckan Helsingfors
15:30 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 17:15 Arts and Culture for Better Health & Wellbeing

2 DAY / THURSDAY/ 16.3. 23

9:00 – 9:30 Registration / Morning coffee
9:30 – 11:00 WORLDTHREADING: Visibilizing our Nordic Cultural Landscape Through Literature 
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:45 Nordic Networks for The Performing Arts: Theatre, Dance, Circus
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30 Culture, Heritage and Integration
15:30 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 17:00 Summit workshops
17:00 – 17:30

17:30 – 19:00 Closing party

Read the detailed programme here:


Venue Accessibility

The main entrance to Luckan Helsingfors is on Yrjönkatu 27. There are two steps that lead up to the door. Close to the main entrance, there is a staircase and a smaller elevator that lead up to LillaLuckan (room on the second floor of Luckan). A larger elevator is available at the accessible entrance from the corridor near Forum entrance. The larger elevator leads up to LillaLuckan and the basement.

The accessible entrance without steps is around the corner; from the main entrance you go a little south along Yrjönkatu and on your left you will find an arch that leads towards Forum.

Watch a video about how to reach the accessible entrance to Luckan (only in Swedish):

If you need help with the door at the accessible entrance, you can ring the doorbell or can call +358 44 2386941. If you know, you will need assistance, please contact us beforehand and we will organise help for you.

Please note:

– In between doorsteps there are smaller thresholds that are 2 cm high.
– Luckan has four smaller women’s and men’s toilets and also unisex toilet. The toilets are in the basement. You come to the basement with a spacious elevator.
Upon request, a T-loop can be installed in the conference hall.
In Luckan there are some communication aids to use.
Guide dogs are welcome.
The live stream on YouTube is going to be set to automatically generate live captions.

Safer Space Guidelines

  • This event is a discrimination-free and harassment-free zone.
  • Do not assume anything. Ask, listen and discuss.
  • Treat every individual with dignity and respect.
  • Act honestly, truthfully and with integrity.
  • Avoid conflicts. Every disagreement can be solved peacefully.
  • Be transparent and accountable for all of your actions.
  • If you face any issues or experience violation to this guideline, please contact the organisers of the event.


GAP ART SUMMIT NORDIC is part of ARTIVAL, a sustainability oriented cultural festival that spotlights multilingualism, and cultural diversity within the arts and culture sector. The event is the second in a series of art conferences organised by Globe Art Point in collaboration with the association’s partners and stakeholders. This year’s conference was organised together with Luckan Helsingfors and supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike), The Culture and Leisure Division of The City of Helsinki, the Ministry of Education and Culture and ARTIVAL.