Nordic Lights

Nordic Lights is the union of three emerging audiovisual festivals on a mission to explore culture synergies through experimental collaboration. It is time to build new pan-nordic friendships and bridges. Calling for artists between 1.2.-15.3.2022.


Open call


Selected artists paired


Monument Festival

Norway, 5.-7.8.2022

Nonagon Festival

Sweden, 12.-14.8.2022

Aavistus Festival

Finland, 6.-9.10.2022

Audiovisual residency and performance programme for Nordic artists

Calling for artists 1.2.-15.3.2022

The creative spark of life shines when new ground is broken and sight beyond ones horizon is given. In those moments we become extra-ordinary. As culture and neighbour humbleness pays a massive toll from two years of lockdowns, the need to bring people together is greater than ever; to inspire and to grow as artists as well as community.


Those of us who feel most alive bathing in sound and light phenomenon believe that these experiences can highlight important questions internally as well as externally. Through this open call we invite you to join as a creator (**nordic residents only**) of such moments. If selected, you will be paired with a second artist, and be given the support and resources needed to create a new audiovisual performance to be presented at one of the three hosting festivals!

Nordic Lights is a project by three new Nordic festivals with a strong focus on audiovisual art and an aim to improve the Nordic AV art scene: Aavistus Festival in Helsinki, Nonagon in Sweden and Monument in Norway. The collaboration is facilitated by Nordic Audiovisual Artists (NAVA).

The project is supported by Nordic Culture Point.