By bringing Nordic creative professionals together, Nordic Match aims to establish collaborative processes that are both groundbreaking and sustainable – a pop-up think tank so-to-speak, and a creative community.

Why, you ask?

Because the Nordic countries have so much to be proud of in terms of equality, creativity, human rights, prosperity, education, and sustainable thinking. Let’s tackle pressing social and global issues by building on what we have, but making sure we go even further.


Helsinki hosted the first Nordic Match in April with the overarching theme of migration. Following an open call, one participant from each Nordic country was selected to take part. Next Nordic Match will take place in Helsinki from 7 to 10 October 2019. This time, the topic is “the Right to Participate”. Every Nordic Match also has a local partner, not as an employer but as a way to advance the ideas and solutions, and hopefully put them into practice. This autumn, our partner is the Finnish National Theatre.

By choosing ‘The right to participate’ as the autumn theme for 2019, Nordic Match is seeking to explore and amplify the potential of inclusiveness in art and culture. There is a growing awareness of the value of involving the views and voices of young people in the reshaping of the cultural sector. We’re inviting creative professionals from all over the Nordic Region to contribute to this change.


The application round for Nordic Match is now open – you can apply as a participant or apply to host a creative participant during Nordic Match from7 to 10 October. The deadline is 23 August 2019 for both applications.

To get an overview of the early days of Nordic Match, read about the pilot round that was held in the autumn of 2018 and the spring round 2019 on our blog.

Nordic Match is a joint initiative by Nordic Culture Point and creative agency Måndag.

If you’d like to be kept up to date about Nordic Match, make sure you sign up to our newsletter!