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Nordic Bridges

Nordic Bridges, a Joint Nordic Cultural Initiative, is a year-long initiative taking place from coast to coast to coast that 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 2022 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 2022, 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.
In September 2019, an open call for applications was launched across the country and across artistic disciplines. Over 80 Canadian organizations and artists applied to be part of Nordic Bridges. The open call is now closed, for a list of the selected programming partners please read here.
Although the open call for Nordic Bridges has closed, Canadian arts organizations, presenters or Canadian artists working on a collaboration with Nordic artists, can still participate with a fully-funded project.
Please review the four pillars under which all Nordic Bridges programming must fall. If your project aligns with any of them, please feel free to get in touch to discuss further.
Kindly note that as Lead Curator of Nordic Bridges, Harbourfront Centre has the final say regarding which projects will be included in the festival.