Woven Network Nordics is a European project that highlights voices of women within urban spaces across three Nordic countries and examines women's experience as central to the European response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of nine months four artists from Sweden, Denmark and Norway take part in a dynamic online residency to deliver presentations, conversations and develop a digital exhibition. The selected Woven Network Nordics artists are Brynhild Bye-Tiller, Dina Abu Hamdan, Emma Hirsk and Katarzyna Piórek. Read more about them in the artist section.
The pandemic has brought into sharp focus the precarious situation faced by artists, cultural workers and women in essential socio-economic roles. On a broader scale the project reflects women's roles that are currently undervalued and underpaid, with women under-represented politically, socially and economically. The artists have also a self-reflective role since artists represent one of the sectors most impacted by the pandemic; investigating how artists can cope with the precarious working conditions as an already underprivileged group. The Nordic artists will collaborate with the artists in partner countries in a virtual space, sharing ideas, stories and materials with each other and creating an inclusive, multi-disciplinary residency. The artworks created by the commissioned artists will highlight women's varied and pivotal roles – from frontline sectors like health and education, to women's care burdens within their own families. The final exhibition will be digitally presented in late autumn/winter 2021.

Woven Network Nordics is managed by Intercult and funded by the Nordic Culture Fund. The project is a continuation of the Ukraine-led Woven Network which took place in 2020 with artists from Scotland, Sweden and Ukraine, and was financed by the House of Europe Ukraine. With partners Woven Govan/Fablevision studios (UK), Transform World Festival (NO), Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (DK) and Платформа ТЮ (UA).