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Dáiddadállu and Dáiddadállu's values:

Dáiddadállu is a unique Sámi artist network that was established in Guovdageaidnu in 2014. Today, we consist of 19 artists from different artistic fields and practices. We thus have a broad interdisciplinary and vibrant competence environment. The artists at Dáiddadállu have specialist expertise in each of their fields and together we represent subjects such as visual contemporary art, photography, film, graphic design, writing, music, choreography, interior design, acting, joik and music. Our artists are based in Sápmi, but work on projects all over the world.

Sami epistemology is the basis of Dáiddadállu's work. We emphasize holistic thinking, openness and solidarity between each other, sustainability for nature, people, animals, our culture and our industries. Dáiddadállu is confident, brave, generous, honest, committed and pioneering. We work to develop and highlight art and artists in Sápmi. Our foundation and starting point is in Sápmi. We live, work and develop with the basic principle that our work contributes to developing and safeguarding a healthy and vibrant Sápmi. This means that we work with the goal of achieving fair, lasting and sustainable development via our institution and through all our activities. Justice, health and livability, permanence and sustainability apply to both people, animals, nature, language, culture and traditional livelihoods in our society. We recognize that the traditional Sami value set and worldview are naturally built on sustainable thinking, and therefore the Sami value set is a natural starting point and basis for our institution and our activities as well.


Sámi artist network Dáiddadállu chose to end their project ‘EadnámetMaid’ (our motherland too) last year with a study trip to the huge illegal wind farms on the reindeer herding district in Fosen, Norway. Tenthaus joined this study trip, and in colla ...