Nordstjernen (“the North Star” in Norwegian) is a united network of young and emerging leaders in the Upper Midwest with shared interests in contemporary Norwegian arts, business, and culture. Individually, Nordstjernen connects a wide community of artists, academics, and professionals with diverse in-roads to Norwegian culture in the Twin Cities. Together, Nordstjernen members organize Nordic-focused social and cultural events, valuable platforms for professional growth, connections with business and artistic professionals at all stages of their careers, as well as a supportive peer-reference and sounding-board.
Nordstjernen is open to artists, professionals, and students of all backgrounds who have an interest in Norwegian culture and business, and are in the beginning stages of their career. Typically, our members are 20-40 years old.
Nordstjernen is a program of Norway House in conjunction with the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce of the North.
Norway House Young Professionals (formerly FRAM) has been an integral part of Norway House for nearly five years, beginning with the opening of the Albert H. Quie Education Center. Since its formation, a variety of young leaders have stepped up to the plate to organize the growing community of young professionals and artists with connections to Norway.
In the Winter of 2018, a steering committee was formed to take the young professional organization to new heights. We hope you’ll attend our meet-ups and events to provide your ideas for future events and programming, and tell us how you’d like to contribute to the immediate future of the organization.