Creative Business Academy Greenland

Greenland’s economy is almost exclusively based on fish and shellfish. This makes the economy vulnerable and limits young people’s career choices. On the other hand, Greenland has a rich cultural life with international potential in both music, performing arts, fashion, film and much more. The culture strengthens and allows for new business opportunities. But in order to fulfill this, the cultural and creative entrepreneurs in Greenland must have access to professional sparring, access to international networks and markets, better knowledge of personal branding, use of media, copyright and much more.


NAPA has therefore taken the initiative for Creative Business Academy Greenland – a collective name for the activities that combine economic and cultural sustainability. The activities will start in Nuuk, but the plan is to spread throughout the country. In addition, there will be a focus on internationalization and interaction with the rest of the Nordics and the Arctic. In the pipeline are:


  • Go-home meetings in collaboration with the Bank of Greenland
  • Mentor weekend where we invite cultural business developers from abroad to Nuuk
  • Advance the music field in the USA together with Iceland Music Export
  • Collaboration with the global Creative Business Network.
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