- Josef Svoboda Died 19. 12. 2022
Czech-Canadian Arctic scientist Josef Svoboda, Prof. Emer. at the University of Toronto, died on 21 November 2022. The obituary in the magazine The Globe and Mail is available here.
- Article in Frettabladid mentioning the Arctic Festival 8. 12. 2022
An arcticle mentioning the Arctic Festival was published in the Icelandic newspaper Frettabladid on 8 December 2022.
- Nordic Arctic 8. 12. 2022
The book “NORDIC ARCTIC / Sustainable Architecture beyond the Arctic Circle” was published by the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery in Prague on 23 November 2022.
See the part of the book dealing with the Arctic Festival:
- Arctic Festival in Iceland on 15-30 September 2022 29. 9. 2022
On 15-30 September 2022, the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (CZU) in cooperation with the Agricultural University of Iceland in Reykjavík (AUI), the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research in Oslo (CICERO) and the Nordic Society in Iceland organized the 4th Arctic Festival in Iceland (Reykjavík and Akureyri). The event took place ...
- The main part of AF 2022 took place in Iceland 22. 9. 2022
The main part of the Arctic Festival 2022 took place in Akureyri and Reykjavík on 15-18 September. The summary report, including photographic documentation, will be published soon.
- Arctic Festival 2022- Press Release 29. 8. 2022
On 15 September 2022, the 4th year of the Arctic Festival will begin in Iceland, and it will last until 30 September. A brief history of this traditional festival and its detailed program can be found in the press release and on the festival website. We cordially invite you and look forward to your participation!
- Nordic Arctic 26. 8. 2022
The Arctic Festival is a media partner of the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery, which cordially invites you to the opening of the exhibition NORDIC ARCTIC / Sustainable Architecture Beyond the Arctic Circle on Thursday, 8 September 2022. From 6pm there will be a debate with photographers and authors of the exhibition Jiří Havran, Martin Fojtek and ...
- CATALOGUE OF NATIONAL POLAR PROGRAMMES AND OTHER LARGE-SCALE PROGRAMMES 21. 7. 2022
The recently published CATALOGUE OF NATIONAL POLAR PROGRAMMES AND OTHER LARGE-SCALE PROGRAMMES is available here.
- The Arctic Festival Received a Grant 19. 6. 2022
On 28 April 2022, Czech Agricultural University in Prague (CZU) with the support of the partner institutions AUI (Agricultural University of Iceland) in Reykjavík, CICERO (Center for International Climate and Environmental Research) in Oslo and the Nordic Society in Reykjavík applied for financial support concerning preparation and implementation of the Arctic Festival 2022. The grant ...
- Czech-Arctic Connections 5. 5. 2022
Zdeněk Lyčka’s interview for The Polar Connection is available here.
- Brochure “Directory of European Polar Research funding programmes” 29. 3. 2022
EU-PolarNet (www.eu-polarnet.eu) has just published the “Directory of European Polar Research funding programmes” which is available here.
- Booklet “Czechs and Alaska” 24. 3. 2022
Download the booklet “Czechs and Alaska” here.
- Retrospective AF 2018-21 brochure 30. 1. 2022
Have a look at a retrospective brochure of the Arctic Festivals 2018, 2019 and 2020-21 HERE.
- Czech Film Day in Greenland 6. 10. 2021
A Czech Film Day will take place at the cultural centre Katuaq in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, on 19 October 2021. The main guest will be Viktor Zavadil, lead actor in the Czech film Jan Palach (2020). The article in the weekly Sermitsiaq. The article in the weekly Nuuk Ugeavis. The article in the ...
- On 6 September, we start the autumn part of the Festival 31. 8. 2021
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020–21 Arctic Festival was launched on 6 December 2020 at the Ústí nad Labem City Museum without the participation of foreign partners. The second part of the programme – with the participation of foreign guests – will take place from 6 September to 31 December 2021. The complete programme ...
- Ústí nad Labem City Museum is open again! 11. 5. 2021
The Museum of the City of Ústí nad Labem reopened on Tuesday 11 May. There you can see three exhibitions of the Arctic Festival, which were opened on 6 December 2020: “Igimarasussuk, who ate his wives / Inuit legends through the eyes of Aaron Kangermio” (Clubroom), “Sámi fairy tales and legends / Illustrations by Luboš ...
- Online seminar “Czechs and Alaska” on May 11, 2021. Join the webinar. 10. 5. 2021
On May 11, 2021, two-hours online seminar “Czechs and Alaska” is to be hosted by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles, which is also in charge of the State of Alaska. Join our webinar here.The working language of the webinar is English.
REGISTRATION:Registration is required. To receive the link to join, please ...
- Webinar Czechia in the Arctic / The Arctic in Czechia – Echoes of Arctic Festivals 2018-21 20. 4. 2021
On 13 April 2021, as part of Candidacy of the Czech Republic for Observer Status in the Arctic Council, an online scientific and cultural seminar, Czechia in the Arctic / The Arctic in Czechia – Echoes of Arctic Festivals 2018-21, was hosted by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in St. Petersburg. The working ...
- New important information reagarding the spread of COVID-19 24. 2. 2021
The Norway Grants and the Ministry of Finance accepted further adjustment of the AF 2020 programme due to the spread of COVID-19. The duration of the festival has been extended until the end of this year and our foreign partners will arrive in Prague in September 2021. Consequently, the festival’s name has been changed to ...
- Prof. Emeritus Josef Svoboda appointed Officer of the Order of Canada 25. 1. 2021
You are cordially invited to celebrate Professor Emeritus Josef Svoboda, world renowned high Arctic plant ecologist and Officer of the Order of Canada on 26 January 2021 from 11am (5pm CET): https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/88931074070
More information here
- Arctic Festival 2020 Opening on 6 December in Ústí nad Labem and vernissage on 10 December in Teplice 10. 12. 2020
- Press release on the opening of the Festival 27. 11. 2020
Press release on the opening of the Arctic Festival 2020. We start on Sunday 6 December 2020 at 3 pm in Ústí nad Labem. We continue with an online presentation of the “Arctic” issues of the magazines A2, Plav and Geografické rozhledy on Monday 7 December at 4 pm. The next festival event will take ...
- Important news concerning the spread of COVID-19 16. 9. 2020
The Norway Grants and the Ministry of Finance accepted the modification of the AF 2020 programme due to the spread of COVID-19. The programme will be divided in two parts and our foreign partners will arrive in Prague first in March 2021 instead of December 2020. The events planned for 7 December 2020 will be ...
- Norway’s indigenous people: From assimilation to recognition 9. 9. 2020
New article by Robert Kvile, Ambassador of Norway to the Czech Republic.
Norway’s indigenous people: From assimilation to recognition
Back in 2007, the then President of the Sami Parliament in Karasjok, Mr. Egil Olli, told me about his first day in school as a seven-year-old boy in his home district of Porsanger. “I didn’t know a single ...
- The Arctic Festival is Online! 1. 9. 2020
On 13 July 2020, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, supported by its partner, Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, applied for financial support for the preparation and implementation of Arctic Festival 2020. The grant application for bilateral initiatives from the Fund for Bilateral Relations within the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021 was approved ...