Since 2011, FuturePerfect has been working with Performing Arts Hub Norway to develop Norway Now, a long-term strategy for positioning Norwegian Performing Arts in North America and expanding opportunties for Norwegian artists to perform and develop work in the US and Canada. These efforts have been incredibly fruitful—helping to bring North American presenters to Norway to see work and meet artists, as well as touring Norwegian companies throughout North America.
Over the past 7 years we have developed successful pitch sessions, curated numerous panels organized during the Association of Performing Arts Professionals meetings in January, workshops featuring talks from top expertise in the performing arts field, venue tours to the most provocative spaces of cultural production and presentation in NYC, and a specially curated luncheon designed to launch a brand new program for young audiences.
The number of artists coming to the US has increased exponentially. Some of these have included Jo Strømgren, Verdensteatret, Findlay/Sandsmark, NIE Company, Ingri Fiksdal, Heine Avdal, Wakka Wakka, Alan Øyen / winter guests, Ingun Bjørnsgaard, Verk Produksjoner, Grusomhetens Teater, the Krumple, Panta Rei Danseteater, Mia Habib, Plexus Polaire and many others. Participating venues have included BAM, EMPAC, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, Watermill Center, New York Theater Workshop, Abrons Art Center, Movement Research, New York Live Arts, Philadelphia FringeArts, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, La Mama, the Kennedy Center, PICA, Fusebox Festival, The Wexner Center, Seattle’s On the Boards, The Schimmel Center and others.