“The Nordic Cultural Model – revisited, rejected, reimagined” – NCCPR 2021

NCCPR moved to 10-12 November

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we in the conference committee have decided to postpone the 10th Nordic conference in cultural policy research to November 10-12, 2021. We hope that the situation will allow us to meet in person in Borås this fall. The conference will start in the morning, November 10, and finish after lunch on November 12.

The conference registration page is now open. Please follow the link to register.

The deadline for submission of full paper will be extended from 29 August to 12 September. If you cannot participate in the conference due to the postponement, please contact abstracts@appinconf.com to withdraw your proposal.

The University of Borås monitors the coronavirus pandemic and follows the recommendations given by the Swedish government, the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. If NCCPR cannot take place in Borås in November, it will be held digitally.

We are organizing a pre-conference symposium on November 9 called Har kulturpolitiken lyckats? It is free of charge, and you can register for the symposium as you register for the conference. More information on the symposium will be published shortly. N.B. The language of the symposium is primarily Scandinavian.


The theme for the 10th NCCPR is The Nordic Cultural Model – revisited, rejected, reimagined. We invite scholars to take the opportunity to look back, and to look forward, to the idea of the “Nordic” in cultural policy.

With the words “revisited, rejected and reimagined,” we make way for a broad exploration of Nordic cultural policy, its past and its future.

Read more about the conference theme here

Guidelines for authors

Submission for full paper

The aim of the Nordic conference is to strengthen the Nordic community regarding cultural policy research and to promote the foundation of Nordic networks of researchers.

The NCCPR is an inclusive, multidisciplinary conference in which researchers address issues regarding Nordic cultural policy from standpoints that are relevant both to academic research and to the cultural sector. We invite papers from a variety of fields and practices provided that the contributions relate to Nordic cultural policy research in a broad sense.

Conference languages: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English.

The university is monitoring the coronavirus pandemic and is following the recommendations given by the Swedish government, the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. We still plan on arranging the conference in Borås in November. However, if it is not possible to arrange a physical conference it will take place digitally.

Important dates

Questions about the conference can be sent to nccpr2021@hb.se


The conference is conducted with the support of Borås Stad and Sparbanksstiftelsen Sjuhärad.