Sami Art Festival

​Sami Art Festival is directed by Sámi Dáiddačehpiid Searvi / Sámi Artists Union (SDS) that celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019.


We celebrate Sami art, its distinctive character, strength, diversity and identity.


We show the effects of the hard political and cultural struggle during the Alta actions 40 years ago on the survival of Sami culture, nature and society and the stamp it has left on Sami art to this day.  


We focus on Sami visual art, which has been and is, a vital factor in the fight for Sami rights and Sami culture.

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Sami Art Festival

We show Sami art from several genres through interdisciplinary projects, art exhibitions, performances, street art, art videos, art actions, poetry recitals, theatre, literature, music and more.


We present the members of the association and their works, we create a natural meeting place, most willingly in interaction with other artists. We make a dialogue between the artists and the audience.


We want to engage youth through a creative project on life management and joy of life and we want to collect the generations in collaboration on art and craft projects.

SDS 40 years

Sami Artists Union/Sámi Dáiddačehpiid Searvi (SDS) celebrates 40 year anniversary in 2019. 

We celebrate Sámi art, its distinctive character, strength, diversity and identity.