Director's blog
Anne Mette Gangsøy, Director at NAPA​

Anne Mette Gangsøy is director at NAPA arriving in Greenland from Norway in May 2020. Previous work experience include radio program planning at NRK, general manager at Gullbring Kulturanlegg AS, and for the last 11 years she has managed Notodden mangfolds- og læringssenter. She is a certified leader of diversity and is passionated about creating change with others. In this blog she writes about her experiences in Greenland.

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Children and youths
Anne Mette Gangsøy
Travelogue part 1

“If you’ve only been to Nuuk, you haven’t been in Greenland” I thrive very well in NAPA’s office, which is located in Greenland’s largest culture house, Katuaq. Katuaq is buzzing with life and we daily meet cultural actors who work on various projects. When I,

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Arctic perspectives
Anne Mette Gangsøy
Can we please speak English together?

We have a language community between Norwegian, Swedish and Danish which we call the Scandinavian language. In the Nordic community we have many more languages; Finnish, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Sami, Faroese and several minority languages. Many of the citizens who have these languages ​​as their mother

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NAPAs medarbejdere drikker kaffe
Arctic perspectives
Anne Mette Gangsøy
Must I?

Just by reading the headline Danes and Norwegians – and perhaps also Swedes – will start reading with different understanding. When I, as a Norwegian, say “Må jeg gøre det?” it means – “do I absolutely have to do it” – or can I do

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Arctic perspectives
Anne Mette Gangsøy
What is competence?

I stroll along the sea, with the ice drifting slowly outwards. Lumps of ice gather on the beach and sparkle in the sun. Some icebergs are white, some are light blue. Behind me is the city, with small houses in wonderful colors and with mean-looking

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Director's blog
Anne Mette Gangsøy
Kumoorn

One of the things I like about going on a trip in Norway is an unwritten greeting culture. If you meet someone on the mountain, you greet each other, even if you do not know each other. That’s how it is. Fortunately, this is also

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Unison Strings øver
Nordic strings in Greenland

The Nordic string group Unison Strings has made workshops for children and young people and played concerts in Greenland Since 2014, the inter-Nordic classical string festival, Unison Strings Festival – Greenland, has been inviting string students and professional string players from Greenland, the Faroe Islands,

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