Final Decision: NIFCA Is Shut Down Together with nine other culture committees and institutions within the Nordic Cultural Collaboration
The Nordic culture ministers decided 26 October 2005 during the meeting of the Nordic culture ministers in Reykjavik to shut down 10 of 21 committees and institutions within the Nordic Cultural Collaboration at the end of the financial year 2006. These include the following: The Nordic Steering Committee for Children’s and Youth Culture (BUK), Nordic Steering Committee on Culture and Mass Media (KM), Steering Committee for Nordic Cultural Projects Abroad, Nordic Artists’ Centre in Dale (NKD), Nordic Centre for the Performing Arts (NordScen), Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (NIFCA), Nordic Literature and Library Committee (NordBok), Nordic Museum Committee, The Nordic Music Committee (Nomus), and Nordisk Journalistcenter (NJC). For more information about the decisions taken in Reykjavik, please, see the web site of the Danish Ministry of Culture: www.kum.dk
The new structure for the Nordic Cultural Collaboration will be made up of time-limited programs initiated by the culture ministers. Three overall programs are already decided upon: A mobility and residence program starting in 2006 that includes the recidence and mobility programs already developed by NIFCA, NordScen, and Sleipnir. A thematically oriented program geared toward developing Nordic computer games for children that starts in 2006, as well as a cross-sector art program planned to start in 2007.
NIFCA and other culture institutions and committees now begin extensive work, together with the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Culture Secretariat, in finding ways that the new structure can include the important functions handled by the committees and institutions during the past twenty years and more.
On behalf on NIFCA we want to warmly thank you for the strong support we have experienced during the past months from a wide spectrum of players in the field, institutions and seats of learning in the Nordic region, as well as internationally.
For more information about the process concerning the restructuring of the Nordic Cultural Collaboration, please visit our website: www.nifca.org
Board of NIFCA, 24 November 2005
For more information, please contact: Åsa Sonjasdotter Chair of NIFCA´s board +45 29 80 92 21 / firstname.lastname@example.org