Arctic Comics Seminar 2015

Arctic Comics Seminar 2015

Comics in Teaching

Oulu Comics Center invites you and your organization to join the Arctic Comics Seminar, held in 5 – 6 November 2015, in the city of Oulu, Finland. City of Oulu is filled with comics also in this year, when people all around northern Europe gather together in the Arctic Comics Seminar and the fourth Oulu Comics Festival. We hope artists, representatives of northern comics associations, culture centers and institutions providing art education in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Greenland, Iceland or Finland to participate in the seminar.


The event brings together people and organizations who are eager to spread the joy of comics in their own communities – or at least they want to know, how it could be done by teaching comics or using it as a tool. Oulu Comics Center organizes the second Arctic Comics Seminar in November 2015, in Oulu (Uleåborg in Swedish), Finland. The Arctic Comics Network was launched in the year 2014 by the first Arctic Comics Seminar. Now the cooperation and networking continues.


The Arctic Comics Seminar 2015 focuses on teaching of comics and using comics as an education method, and how to apply comics in practice in different cultural institutions. Purpose of the seminar and the network is to promote comics activities especially outside of the Nordic capital city areas, where this kind of activity might not have been possible or established before. The seminar is organized to strenghten the Arctic comics cooperation: Network members can, for example, begin a fruitful exchange of exhibitions, lecturers, and teachers, or organize a Pop Up Comics Center in cooperation with each other, as Oulu Comics did last fall in Tromsø, Norway.


The seminar programme consists of speeches on comics teaching and using comics as a tool in every day life in culture institutions and schools, for example. During the event, variety of program is guaranteed, since the seminar is held together with the Oulu Comics Festival that takes place in November 5 – 8. All quests are welcome to join also the Oulu Comics Festival.


Fill out the registeration form here Festival pass fee is 10 euros, including most of the event fees and lot of discounts during the Arctic Comics Seminar and Oulu Comics Festival Nov. 5 -8. The pass fee will be paid at the venue. Please note that the number of seminar participants is limited. Please enroll in advance. More information:


Seminar’s web page