Skills within the creative industries are at a high level in the Nordic countries, but Nordic creative professionals need new, informal ways to meet and share ideas – light structures focusing on human encounters.
The Nordic Culture Point and creative agency Måndag are developing a new networking platform, Nordic Match. The focus is on low threshold professional encounters and competence exchange, with an aim to strengthen collaboration between cultural professionals in the Nordics. Nordic Creatives is a highly value-based concept, with emphasis on societal participation.
Nordic Match provides a possibility for creative and cultural professionals to visit Helsinki. During the visit the guests will be staying at their Helsinki based colleagues’ homes and familiarise themselves with the local cultural scene through a carefully curated networking programme built for them. In exchange, the guests will share their knowledge and expertise as part of the Nordic Culture Point’s events programme.
The Nordic Culture Point and Måndag will invite one creative professional from each Nordic country to Helsinki in Autumn 2018, to develop the Nordic Match concept further. The new Nordic Match platform will be launched at Helsinki Design Week on 12 September. During 2019-2021 the Nordic Culture Point will test the platform with an aim to expand it to other Nordic cities as well.
Nordic Match serves the needs of the Nordic cultural field directly by establishing new and sustainable collaboration processes.
We warmly welcome all local creative professionals to join us at the Helsinki Design Week 2018 – join the FB-event!