Welcome to the Nordic Institute on Åland (NIPÅ)!
The institute is a cultural institution subject to the Nordic Council of Ministers (NMR). The Institutes remit is to strengthen Ålands cultural life through contacts with other Nordic countries and by working with local cultural figures, and to present Ålands culture in other parts of the Nordic region.
NIPÅ, which was established in May 1985, works closely with its four sister organisations, the Nordic Houses on the Faroe Islands and Iceland and The Nordic Institutes in Greenland and in Finland.
The Nordic Institute's office is at Köpmansgatan 4 in Mariehamn. You are welcome to visit us and find out all about our work. Currently we have 4 employees.
The Institute has a broad cultural profile; our inspiration, as well as the people we work with, come from all parts of the Nordic region.
Our ambition is to achieve a higher degree of professionalism in Ålands cultural life through joint projects and by helping artists from other parts of the Nordic region to come and perform or exhibit on Åland. Raising the profile of Ålands culture in other Nordic regions is another key focus of the Institutes work.
The Institute also provides support for amateur and grassroots projects in the form of financial assistance and advice, and by providing contacts.
Board of Governors