Organization and board

The North Norwegian Art Centre is owned by the regions artists and receive operational support from Arts Council Norway, the counties of Finnmark, Troms and Nordland and the municipality of Vågan. The General Assembly is composed of members from the Association of Northern Norwegian Artists (NNBK) and the Northern Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts (NKNN).


The board of directors is currently composed as follows:

  • Silja Skoglund, Chair (NKNN)
  • Sigrid Høyforsslett Bjørbæk, Vice Chair (NKNN)
  • Vibeke Emilie Steinsholm, Board member (NNBK)
  • Jet Pascua, Board member (NNBK)
  • Berte T. Ynnesdal, Board member (Employee representative)
  • Hanne Hammer Stien, Board member (Finnmark, Troms, Nordland county representative)
  • Ørjan Arntzen (External board member)
  • Irene Rasmussen, Deputy board member (NNBK)
  • Arnold Johansen, Deputy board member (NNBK)
  • Brith Hennie Halvorsen, Deputy board member (NKNN)
  • Inger Blix Kvammen, Deputy board member (NKNN)
  • Tone Toften, Deputy board member (Finnmark, Troms, Nordland county representative)
  • Øivind Skjerve, Deputy board member (External board member)

Last from Kunstkanalen
Photos from The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts Theme Exhibition 2022: The Hands That Unravel the Sweater
Ten artists are represented in the exhibition: Ahmed Umar, Boom! Glass Group, Elisabeth Haarr, Erika Stöckel, Faith Ringgold, Hannah Ryggen, Hannah Ryggen Army, Karen Kviltu Lidal, matt lambert, Matt J. Smith.

THE HANDS THAT UNRAVEL THE SWEATER is curated by Anne Klontz for The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts and the North Norwegian Art Center. The exhibition is open from June 18. until August 14. 2022 at the North Norwegian Art Center in Svolvær, Lofoten.
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