• Renewed trust to Borealis leader team until 2020

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Peter and Tine both joined Borealis in 2014, and have completed two very successful festivals. Peter Meanwell has accepted a new term as artistic director until 2020. And Managing Director Tine Rude has also accepted a new contract, now as a permanent position.

– “The festival has developed strong artistic projects and international cooperation, and they have had a steady hand on the operation of the organisation. The Board is satisfied with the work and is delighted that both Peter and Tine have agreed to continue in their efforts.” says chairman of the board Tone Tjemsland.

– ”I’m delighted to have another three years to continue to develop exciting, genre-crossing projects, and to work with the expanding audience of adventurous listeners in Bergen, and beyond. Borealis has a growing international reputation as a place to hear forward-thinking new work from Norway and to meet ground-breaking artists from around the world. I’m very proud of what Tine and I, alongside the festival team, have achieved so far, and excited about what we can do together in the next three years”, says British born director Peter Meanwell.

Borealis continues to gain international recognition and has over the past two years initiated several major collaborative projects and acquired financial support from international partners. The festival’s focus on experimental music and related art forms has found an interested and curious audience. The festival’s presence in Bergen is stronger, among others through the new monthly concept Borealis Listening Club.

– “Activity and visibility throughout the year has been positive. We are a small organisation, meaning we can turn around very quickly and test new ideas when they occur. I look forward to continue to surprise and at the same time create good conditions for the festival to grow” says Tine Rude.



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