As a creative and cultural industry practitioner, you have the power to shape the world around you. But to do that, you need a strong network of support. That’s where the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture comes in.
We are the leading international organization representing Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs) in the Northern Dimension region (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, the Russian Federation* and Sweden). We provide a platform for creative practitioners and policy makers to connect, share insights, and gain valuable knowledge about CCIs. NDPC is committed to helping you succeed by providing resources including professional development activities, networking events, research reports and best practices that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Our goal is to ensure that each individual can tap into the vast resources we have available to help them grow their businesses in their own unique way.
Currently our core focuses are cross-border cooperation and cross-innovation. We believe that wider practice of cross-innovation can help creatives express their creativity independently, with tremendous knock-on benefits for a variety of processes within society. Moreover, practicing cross-innovation also supports the sustainable income/livelihood of practitioners.
We see CCIs as roadblocks of a sustainable future not only in the Northern Dimension region, but also globally. We stand for the extended value of creative skills that are nurtured firstly, of course, in CCIs themselves. Creative cross-innovation cannot, and should not, substitute more “classical” practices and expressions of creativity, but the unparalleled expertise that is continuously developed in the CCIs has the paramount and essential potential to challenge existing practices in other industries.
Dialogue and sharing inspiration and knowledge is the key – thus we aim to connect across borders, institutions and across sectors. We believe in human beings as the core source of creativity and change.
- The NDPC countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture
* The European Union, Iceland and Norway have have suspended until further notice all activities of the Northern Dimension policy which involve Russia. Read more.