Arctic festival 2019


Centre for Polar Ecology and University of Southbohemia are co-organizers of Arctic festival 2019


The ARCTIC FESTIVAL 2019 – the Days of Arctic and Czech Culture and Science – is a follow-up to the project called AT HOME IN SVALBARD 2018, which took place from 21 August to 13 September 2018 at the Svalbard administration centre Longyearbyen and in the former Russian mining town of Pyramida in Svalbard. From 7 November 2019 to 31 January 2020, the Czech professional audience and the general public will be presented with the achievements of Nordic and Czech scientists in Arctic research, culture and history of the Arctic peoples and joint Czech-Arctic cultural and scientific activities in Czechia and in the Arctic. Moreover, the visitors will learn about the specifics of Arctic culture from Svalbard, Greenland, Lapland, Norway and Denmark in the form of lectures, literary discussions, concerts, film and theatre performances. After opening in Prague and Teplice from 7 to 11 November, the Festival will continue – except for Prague and Teplice – in České Budějovice and Pilsen. Arctic films will also be screened at Hodonín, Jablonec nad Nisou, Jeseník, Polička, Vysoká u Mělníka and Veselí nad Moravou.

The following institutions from Czechia and from abroad cooperate in the project: University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Charles University in Prague, Archa Theatre, Nordic Film Club, Lucerna Cinema, Evald Chamber Cinema, Ponrepo Cinema, Municipal Library of Prague, Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Argo and Dauphin Publishing Houses, Scandinavian House, Czech Centres, Regional Museum in Teplice, Květen Cinema in Teplice, Hvjezda Music Club in Teplice, Horká Vana Club in České Budějovice, Velbloud Music Club in České Budějovice, Europa House Gallery in Pilsen, Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic (Norway Grants administration), Embassy of Norway in Prague, Embassy of Canada in Prague, Embassy of Denmark in Prague, Embassy of Finland in Prague, UNIS (University Centre of Svalbard), Norwegian Polar Institute, Sami Council / Norway, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, etc.

The ARCTIC FESTIVAL 2019 is organized by the Centre for Polar Ecology of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice in cooperation with UNIS in Longyearbyen with the financial support of the Fund for Bilateral Relations within the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021

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