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UKYA & Platform Nord are pleased to announce a new international joint working programme for young artists to gain a better understanding of international working and the value of intercultural dialogue. United will be delivered in two parts: part one was held in Leicester in the UK, and part two will be held in Kristiansand, Norway.

UKYA has selected xix UK-based artists to join four Nordic-based artists, who wish to develop an international career in the arts and culture sector. Meet the artists here. United artists participate in residencies in the UK and Norway. The first of these took place in Leicester (June 2019), during which time we enjoyed talks from G Sian Gurdeep, Louise Orwin, Matthew Chesney, Matthew John Atkinson, Arts Council England, Eurodesk and Attenborough Arts Centre. We also hosted a panel discussion with artists and digital experts Leila Johnson, Ben Fredericks and Aja Ireland, and were treated to a Kathak dance workshop with Aakash Odedra.

Part two will take place at Platform Nord in Kristiansand, Norway in October 2019. Participants will engage in a dynamic programme of events, such as workshops, talks, field-trips, performances, exchanges, one-to-one sessions and discussion groups in Norway.