NAARCA, co-devised and co-led by Cove Park and Saari Residence (Finland), aims to build a long-term bridge between Scotland and the Nordic countries around the most pressing global issue of our time. The collaboration is founded upon the geological, climatological, historical, and linguistic similarities that unite both regions, and is the starting point for a permanent, expansive and holistic network of radical cooperation.

In addition to Cove Park and Saari Residence, The Nordic Alliance of Artists’ Residencies on Climate Action brings together Arctic Culture Lab (Greenland), Artica Svalbard (Norway), Art Hub Copenhagen (Denmark), Baltic Art Center (Sweden), and Skaftfell – Center for Visual Art (Iceland) to collaborate on research, institutional change and public education around climate action. The first assembly of the alliance, taking place at Cove Park from 1-3 November, will lay the ground for our future collaborations, projects, commissions, residencies, and events, and will enable all involved to take part in the symposium Turbulence / Emergence / Enchantment.

NAARCA’s initial three-year programme is generously supported by Kone Foundation and Nordic Culture Fund.

Image: The Saari Residence, maintained by Kone Foundation (photography, Otto-Ville Väätäinen, courtesy Saari Residence)