Watch the Recording of the Policy Brief Launch on Arts & Design-Based Collaboration and Cross-Innovation Practices!

To facilitate informed decision-making and spark broader dialogues surrounding Arts & Design-Based Collaboration and Cross-Innovation practices, the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture has launched a Policy Brief. 

The launch event on September 12 was kicked-off with the presentation of the Policy Brief by its lead author Johanna Kouzmine-Karavaïeff. It was was followed by a Panel Discussion featuring participants:

  • Robert Nilsson, Deputy Director of The Ministry of Culture in Sweden;
  • Barbara Stacher, representing the Cultural Policy Unit within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC);
  • Ambassador Phạm Sanh Châu, Vice-Chair of the Board at the Europe Asia Center.

We want to thank the panelists and also the 110 attendees who participated in the event! If you could not join us in real-time, recording of the event is available until October 31 (see below). Download the Summary of the brief and the complete Brief here. We also warmly welcome any feedback here.



The Policy Brief is an outcome of the NDPC led project Creative Cross-Innovations for Sustainability (2022-2023). The aim of the brief is to inform decision-making, to disentangle ecosystem components, and also to kindle new partnerships and spark further discussions around the practice.

The basis of the brief and its 14 presented policy recommendations lies in a data-gathering process that engaged 100+ experts, practitioners, and policymakers through survey responses and interviews. This study is not an academic research, rather carried out with the intention to serve as a useful knowledge base for this specific policy brief. The brief lead author and chief analyst is the commissioned expert Johanna Kouzmine-Karavaïeff, founding partner of the Artisans of Innovation.