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Deadline: December 13, 2019, 5pm EST

Nordic Bridges , a Joint Nordic Cultural Initiative, aims to foster cultural exchange among the Nordic countries and Canada. Harbourfront Centre , as one of Canada’s leading contemporary, multidisciplinary arts and cultural centres will curate and lead the programming for Nordic Bridges in 2021 with funding support provided by the Nordic Council of Ministers, promoting and raising the profile of contemporary Nordic culture sectors within Canada.

Over the course of one full year in 2021, Nordic Bridges will present contemporary art and culture in a range of disciplines including the performing arts (dance, theatre, circus and music), visual and digital arts, craft and design, literature, film, and culinary arts.

Nordic Bridges aims to generate dialogue between Canada and the Nordic region on culture’s role in the creation and promotion of sustainable societies, increasing awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations – specifically those pertaining to the environment, inclusivity, innovation and accessibility.
Building on the shared values of creativity and innovation, Nordic Bridges will serve to connect the Nordic Region – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland – and Canada through collaborations between artists, innovators and thinkers.

Acceptance into the Nordic Bridges program is dependent on a successful application. Please note: Successful projects will need to identify sustainable practices and measures including, but not limited to, carbon offsetting as part of their overall project proposals.

Who can apply?

  • You can apply if you are a Canadian arts organization or Canadian presenter, and:
  • have existing programming that would be well suited to have a Nordic spotlight within it
  • have a project that includes Nordic artists for presentation

If you are a Canadian artist working on a collaboration with Nordic artist(s) and the project will be ready for presentation in 2021.

If you are a Nordic artist aligned with a Canadian presenting partner.

Please read the FAQ for answers on funding, applications, submission details and requirements.

If you have any further questions not addressed in the FAQs, please contact

Please submit your application using the online portal by December 13, 2019, 5pm EST.

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