About the Festival

Barents Spektakel is the Norway´s most border-crossing festival!
The festival is a cultural-political cocktail with contemporary art, performances, literature, theatre, film, seminars and concerts as ingredients, spiced with the current issues related to the Barents Region and the High North in general.

DARE TO SHARE is the slogan for Barents Spektakel 2012.
Are we ready to share the common territory?
Are we ready to share resources, values and knowledge?
How do we treat our partners, allies and competitors in the borderland?
What guidelines and strategies do we choose to manage the shared territories?
Imagine we will find answers to these questions at Barents Spektakel 2012 !?
It is likely to happen if we all get together here in Kirkenes in February 8 – 12!

We are looking forward to sharing ideas, opinions, hopes, expectations, and experiences with you during the festival days!

Pikene på Broen

To find more information on previous festivals visit:
Barents Spektakel 2011 – Mind the Map!
Barents Spektakel 2010 – Arctic Calling
Barents Spektakel 2009 – Borders – Control or Rock-n-Roll?
Barents Spektakel 2008 – Border-Crossing Exercises
Barents Spektakel 2007 – Hot Arctic
Barents Spektakel 2006 – Border-Crossing Cooperation and Culture-Trafficing. Artist as a researcher
Barents Spektakel 2005 – Indigenous People, National States and Borders
Barents Spektakel 2004 – Culture and Business. Creative Industries.

Watch videos from Barents Spektakel 2011 – 2007 on Youtube.