About Dáiddadállu

Dáiddadállu has since its establishment in 2014, become a central junction between Sámi contemporary art and the local, regional, national and international professional community and the public. In a short time, Dáiddadállu has become an institution where artists individually and collectively can show good results.

Dáiddadállu has created a unique interdisciplinary Sami art environment of high quality, where Sami culture, thinking and philosophy stand as the basis for contemporary Sami contemporary art. DD represents art forms such as visual art, film, dance, theatre, choreography, TV production, performing arts, design, writing, music and yoik.

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Learn more about Dáiddadállus establishment threw this video.

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Photo: Per Heimly

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Guovdageaidnu town. Photo: Per Heimly.

In the period 2014-2020, Dáiddadállu went from 5 to 19 members. In 2020, we went from membership to artist partnership and increased to 21 artist partners. During the past year, we have worked hard to structure the business plan and functions, and therefore in 2024 we will open up to artist partners throughout Sápmi.

We work to develop and highlight art and artists in Sápmi. Our foundation and starting point is in Sápmi. We live, work and develop with the basic principle that our work contributes to developing and safeguarding a healthy and vibrant Sápmi. This means that we work with the goal of achieving fair, lasting and sustainable development via our institution and through all our activities. Justice, health and livability, permanence and sustainability apply to both people, animals, nature, language, culture and industries in our society. We recognize that the traditional Sami value set and worldview are naturally built on sustainable thinking, and therefore the Sami value set is a natural starting point and foundation for our institution and our activities as well.

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Anna Katri Helander. Photo: Ørjan Marakatt Bertelsen.

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Gutted - Gávogálši (2022) by Máret Ánne Sara.

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Human Habitat by Ken Are Bongo.

Nature, the Sami society, and people are minority and are often under pressure from external interests. Sami political power is severely limited. As a consequence, artists often work with heavy and challenging themes with the purpose of making visible and challenging the status quo.

We aim to facilitate artists and an open and safe environment for Sámi artists so that they can push boundaries. Compassion and communication are central values for Dáiddadállu. Communication applies to all life, both in the physical and spiritual sense.


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  • Iŋgá Elisa Påve Idivuoma
  • Ánne Kátjá Gaup

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CEO dine@daiddadallu.com  +4746920280 

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Iŋgá Elisa Påve Idivuoma

Project worker inga.elisa@daiddadallu.com  +46702620053

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