Cultural paths

Crafting regenerative visions in the rural north

Coming up

Maps of Meaning

Possible interpretations of the local landscape

Cultural Paths invites artist Carlos Monleon to engage with the local ecology of Rovaniemi and surrounding villages.


A first round of fieldwork and research was conducted in June 2021. An opportunity to identify the different cultural actors in the Rovaniemi area with whom to potentially collaborate on trans-disciplinary artistic projects.

Art Residency on the Tersky coast

Barents Bird Academy

A pilot programme by Barents Bird inviting artists to respond to the cultural landscape and heritage of the Tersky Coast, Murmansk, Northern Russia. 

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Heritage Toolkit

Reinterpreting traditional working garments, knitted fabrics and textiles present in the nordic region 

A cross border collaboration between Venø Gård KUNST, Norway, and Rovaniemi Heritage Museum, Finland, inspired from traditional working clothing,  textiles and the collection of objects the museum holds. 

Boats Museum

Regenerative Ecology  

A co-development process started with Gratangen's Boats Museum, Norway since our Symposium "Discovering Inputs".

We have been tracing possibilities and strategies for development for this rural institution. Collaborations between Cultural Paths network partners have been identified and will come to the fore as foundations get in place. 

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Totto Ry &
MTI research Institute

eCommerce strategies

for cultural tourism

Cultural Paths paired up with students from MTI – Tourism Research and Training Institute, Rovaniemi to develop an alternative case study.

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Village Symposium

The Village Symposium gathers local and regional practitioners to celebrate what is possible, share experiences and activate meaningful collaborations across the Nordic Region. ​

​Merging - Converging, the second edition, was hosted at Rovaniemi Heritage Museum on the 12th of June both physically and online.


Village Symposium

Our first Village Symposium, Discovering Inputs, was a focused group meeting with our network partners and invited practitioners.


We looked at specific merging points that could ignite meaningful collaborations according to situation, place and resource availability. From those findings a series of collaborations and projects were put forward and developed since. Some of which were presented at  Merging/Converging.

IV Arctic 
Art Forum

Cultural Paths Development

Cultural Paths joins Arctic Art Forum. We presented personal journeys and motivations behind our practices & projects together with our network partners, Barents Bird ( Murmansk),

Rovdina Gora (Arkhangelsk) & artist Carlos Monleon.

Sustainable development of Nordic territories

Barents Bird festival 

Cultural Paths team participated  with presentations and  open discussions with cultural experts from the Barents region. Exploring possible routes for local regional development using art and culture as the driving force, we presented CP's strategies and ways of working within our peers, our long term vision and possible future.