Friday Jul 5 2013 09:00 - 12:00

Culture driven growth without borders

Umeå’s commitment to the European Capital of Culture year 2014 is fuelled by the conviction that culture driven growth is an important factor for growth and success in creating an attractive region.

Region Västerbotten and Umeå2014 invite you to an exciting morning where you will meet people who dare to think and work across borders.


9.00 to 9.10: Nina Björby, Region Västerbotten, says hello.

9.10 to 9.20: The participants are presented

9.20 to 9.30: Towards a new challenge
Fransesca Quartey, actor and incoming head of Västerbottensteatern in Skellefteå

9.30 to 9.45: 100 Migratory
Monica L. Edmondson, glass artist, Tärnaby, talks about her literally border crossing art project

9.45 to 10.00: What is happening in Umeå during the Capital of Culture year 2014?
Fredrik Lindegren, artistic director at Umeå2014.

10.00 to 10.30: Coffee break

10.30 to 10.40: Caught by [Umeå]
Karin Arvidsson, European marketing director at Umeå2014 is presenting the European tour “Caught by [Umeå].”

10.40 to 10.55: River Stories
Erik Palm, leading the NorrlandsOperan regional projects for 2014.

10.55 to 11.10: “Norrland passion,” a new tent project

11.10 to 11.30: Culture driven growth, Umeå as an example
Lars Westin, professor, Centre for Regional science, Umeå university

11.30 to 12.00: Summary and reflections from the participants and the audience

Moderator: Kerstin Brunnberg, cultural journalist

Place: Novgorodgränd 1, Visby

The event is supported by Swedbank, northern region

Friday Jul 5 2013 09:00 - 12:00 Vovgorodgränd 1, Visby

Organizer: Umeå2014 and Region Västerbotten
Marit Andersson
Public Relations Coordinator, Umeå2014
+46 (0)70 608 12 48

Ola Kellgren
Head of Cultural Affairs, Region Västerbotten
+46 (0)70-543 16 57

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