Arts & Culture Collective Gatherings

Bridging and Belonging in the Nordic Arts & Culture Sector.

Embarking on a series of collective gatherings designed to cultivate a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and sustainable Nordic Arts & Culture sector.

Arts & Culture Collective Gatherings

The Arts & Culture Collectives will gather diverse and intersectional stakeholders, including those from marginalised and historically under-represented groups, from Greenland, Norway, Iceland, Åland, Faroe Islands, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Sápmi. Through workshops, panels, presentations, and design sprints, we aim to:

  • Build a Community of Practitioners (CoP), who share a commitment to sustaining diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, justice (DEIBJ) and opportunity in the Nordic Arts & Culture sector. They share a passion and curiosity for learning, sharing knowledge and experiences, deepening cross-border connections, and co-developing innovative solutions to challenges faced.
  • Develop a Collaborative Framework that informs on how stakeholders engage to enhance belonging within the sector and work towards systemic change through collective action.
  • Foster Economic Prosperity by improving opportunities for artists and driving economic growth within the sector.


Want to partner with us?

We are actively seeking funds, partners, and collaborators for this project, so if this is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you.

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Chisom Udeze

Founder of Diversify, Diversify Consult, HerSpace & The Annual

Chisom is an Economist, a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Strategist, and a 3 times founder of impact driven companies. She has over 14 years of experience working with organizations like the European Commission, The United Nations, ExxonMobil and The Economist Group. Chisom is analytical and a data enthusiast. She is passionate about interrogating the cross-sectoral relationship between society’s inhabitants, resources, production, technology, distribution and output. She efficiently and effectively unlocks complex systems, interprets data, forecasts socio-economic trends and conducts research.

Having lived and worked in 7 countries across 3 continents, she is highly adaptable to different circumstances and people, and thrives in uncertain environments.

As the founder of Diversify and Diversify Consult, Chisom and her team work with companies, institutions, governments and civil society to develop sustainable DEIB strategies and embed measurable diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace and society. In addition, in 2022, Diversify launched the Diversify Nordics Summit, the largest conference in the Nordics that gathers cross-sectoral stakeholders to amplify DEIB in the Nordics and beyond.

In 2020, she founded HerSpace, a diverse and inclusive co-creation community for all genders, with particular focus on women and non-binary people. In 2022, HerSpace launched HerTech, Women in Tech incubator, for women-led companies, with a focus on the inclusion of diverse founders. 

Chisom is a thought-leader in DEIB and a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. She writes often on DEIB and justice related topics, some of her work is published on Forbes.

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