Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design (ASAD) is a Thematic Network that aims to identify and share contemporary and innovative practices in teaching, learning, research and knowledge exchange in the fields of arts, design and visual culture education. The network seeks to promote cooperation and collaboration between academic institutions and communities, advance art education amongst members and share both traditional and contemporary practices in teaching, learning and research.

Symposium and exhibition themes: 

  • What role can art play in representing a northern sense of culture, community and identity?
  • How can art stimulate debate about indigenous issues and other northern and Arctic ways of living in challenging environments?
  • What role can art play in communication of northern issues?
  • How might art communicate some of the challenges facing those living in northern areas today?
  • What role might art play in chronicling issues important to places and people in the north?

These questions are central to this long-term project coordinated by ASAD.   The call is open to any media in contemporary art and presentations of community-based art, environmental art or art education projects.

The symposium will be held on 4-6th of November, 2015 and the exhibition will run from 4th of November until 6th of December, 2015.

For more information, see the Call Announcement.