Sami Center for Contemporay Art
Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš (SDG), established in 1986, is the leading international center for contemporary sami artists.
SDG’s purpose is to be an important viewing arena with a main focus on international sami contemporary art with local anchoring in Sápmi, while being an important meeting place for all artists and art enthusiasts.
SDG’s vision is to be an important, topical meeting place in the middle of Sápmi, at the same time as being an important cultural carrier and cultural intermediary within and outside the sami community.
SDG is an institution with purpose of supporting, communicating and visualizing sami contemporary art in Europe, to indigenous areas and to the largest art arenas in the world. Another important purpose SDG has is to convey and create an interest and understanding of contemporary art’s expression while providing room for new and experimental artistic practices and work for artistic freedom of speech.
Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš works to develop and expand the meeting of contemporary sami art with the audience.
SDG’s purpose is to support and disseminate the highest quality sámi contemporary artists, handicrafts and dáiddaduodji.
A wide variety of different works by artists and duodji practitioners can be found in the “SDG Shop”. Articles/objects such as books, art and dáiddaduodji and furthermore is to be found at Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš, but is available online eventually.