The Nordic Culture Point: Nordic Match – network for creatives
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: lightly structured events focusing on human encounters. The Nordic Culture Point and Måndag are working together to develop a new networking platform called Nordic Match. The focus is on low-threshold professional encounters and competency exchange, with an aim to strengthen collaboration among cultural professionals in the Nordics.
Nordic Match is a highly value-based concept with an emphasis on societal participation. Nordic Match provides an opportunity for creative and cultural professionals to visit Helsinki. During their visit, guests stay at their Helsinki-based colleagues’ homes and familiarise themselves with the local cultural scene through a carefully curated networking programme designed just for them. In exchange, the guests share their knowledge and expertise as part of the Nordic Culture Point’s events programme.
The very first Nordic Match get-together, which was during the Helsinki Design Week in 2018, focused on the establishment of a creative exchange platform. The following Nordic Matches were organised in 2019, and participants collaborated with the Finnish Refugee Council, its Empathy Movement and the Finnish National Theatre. Nordic Match serves the needs of the Nordic cultural field directly by establishing new and sustainable collaboration processes. For more information see the website.