The Nordic institute on Åland (NIPÅ) is a cultural institute under the Nordic Council of Ministers, which works actively with the 2030 vision for a sustainable Nordic region. We embrace this in a variety of ways, on as well project-, organizational and a strategic level. We engage and promote projects where sustainability is in focus both conceptually and practically. We strongly believe that culture can build bridges. Through art and culture, we get eye openers, aha-experiences, food for thought and valuable points of conversation that enriches us and increase our common understanding of the current situation and what we can do in order to make a change. In this way, we can work together, in an even broader and more efficient way, for a sustainable future.
We work actively to enrich Åland with culture from all over the Nordic region and to enrich the Nordic region with culture from Åland. We work to promote Åland's participation in Nordic cultural co-operations and advise project entrepreneurs and cultural workers to extend their possibilites to realize their Nordic cultural work.
Here we have gathered some quotes, where representatives from the field of culture speaks about sustainability. Here you can see a variety of voices, with everything from Åland's Minister of Culture, officials, partners and cultural entrepreneurs of various kinds. With one thing incommon. They all reflect on how and why culture has an important role for a more sustainable future.
NIPÅ is a co-actor in the sustainability network "bärkraft" and contributes to the realization of Åland's vision: "Everyone can prosper in a sustainable society on the islands of peace".