News archive

  • 11-02-20

    Festspillene i Nord-Norge are proud to announce the performance I am from Reykjavik by Sonia Hughes in this year’s festival. To prepare this artwork, Sonia Hughes is coming to Harstad in March to get to know Harstad by meeting the individuals who live and work there one by one. 

  • 10-01-20

    The festival poster for 2020 is made by the Icelandic designer Hörður Kristbjörnsson. Kristbjörnsson is an experienced designer, and his design agency DÖÐLUR is recognized for its first-grade creative output and multi-platform development; creating everything from logos, elaborate advertising campaigns, photography, television commercials, hotel design and clothing brands to publishing the most widespread free magazine in Iceland.

  • 17-12-19

    Finally, Mari Boine is back at the Arctic Arts Festival – 14 years after her last full concert in 2006! 

  • 11-10-19

    The Arctic Arts Festival proudly announces the profile artists for 2020 and 2021; artists Ingeborg Oktober and Elle Sofe Sara.

  • 06-07-19

    AIŌN, by composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir and choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir will open the Festspillene i Nord Norge in June 2020. This spectacular work will be performed by the Iceland Dance Company in collaboration with the Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic and under the direction of Anna Maria Helsing who conducted the acclaimed premiere in Gothenburg last May. 

  • 27-02-19

    The industrial venue Støperiet will be one of the most important stages during this years' Arctic Arts Festival. Festival profile KLISH in a Verdde Session with punkband ONDT BLOD, the Russian electronica band  Oligarkh, and Icelandic Agent Fresco are three of the concerts the festival audience can look forward to this year.

  • 12-02-19

    Tickets are now awailable for two major performances during this year's Arctic Arts Festival. The Norwegian band Highasakite plays on Wednesday, June 26, and the highly acclaimed performance «The Road is Just a Surface» by musician Anja Garbarek and choreographer Jo Strømgren is scheduled for Thursday, June 27. 

  • 06-02-19

    In connection with the Sami National day February 6, the Arctic Arts Festival presents two artists who each will have significant roles in this year's festival. The South Sami visual artist Carola Grahn will curate this year's festival exhibition, and last year's audience favorite, Timimie Märak, is the festival's second festival profile for 2019.

  • 05-02-19

    We are proud to announce that Berlin-based Rimini Protokoll, one of the most innovative and recognized theatre collectives in the world, will present their award-winning performance Situation Rooms at the Arctic Arts Festival in 2019.

  • 18-12-18

    The highly profiled and internationally renowned cultural leader and producer Ragnheiður Skúladóttir is today employed by the board of the Arctic Arts Festival in Harstad, Northern Norway as the new director. Skúladóttir is currently the managing director of Iceland Dance Company, and artistic director of the international theater festival LÓKAL in Reykjavík.