Nordic Melting point is the title of a new collaboration between four Nordic children’s festivals: Barnens Kulturkalas in Gothenburg, Barnamenningarhátíð in Reykjavík, Lasten Festarit/Lasten Espoo in Helsinki and Barnafestivalurin in Tórshavn.
The purpose of the collaboration is initially to exchange ideas and best practices in relation to sustainability, equality and diversity in accordance with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.html. Furthermore, the festivals wish to swap programming ideas and explore possibilities for potential artistic collaborations.
The organisers of the respective events met in Copenhagen in February to plan visits to each festival and identify specific, relevant areas of development. During 2018 the organisers will visit each other’s festivals, and will at the end of the year write a summary about the project and its results.
The dates for the festivals are as follows:
Barnafestivalurin (organised by the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands): 7-15 April
Barnamenningarhátíð (organised by Visit Reykjavík and Reykjvík City): 17-22 April
Lasten Espoo (organised by PuskaPromotion): 12 May
Lasten Festarit (organised by PuskaPromotion): 4 August
Barnens Kulturkalas (organised by Gothenburg City): 14-19 August
The collaboration is supported by Nordic Culture Point.