The Northern Initiative brings together thought leaders to explore the current and future state of the North and the Arctic through contemporary art and other narratives that inform, question and lead to further exploration and collaboration.
As one of the premier cultural institutions in the Circumpolar North, the Anchorage Museum is undertaking a Northern Initiative to explore the key issues facing the North and the people who inhabit it.
The Northern Initiative brings together Alaskan and international artists, scientists, anthropologists, historians, decision-makers and influencers immersed in Northern issues. The goal: to explore and discuss challenges facing the North today and develop insights leading to a greater understanding, broader perspective, and celebration of
place and the North.
Through residencies, exhibitions, programs and scholarship we will examine and present the art, science and history of Alaska and its Northern neighbors. We will offer visitors new ways to experience the North of the past and of today. And, we will imagine its future within the context of great environmental and cultural change.