Circolo Scandinavo is a Nordic association based in Rome since 1860. The organisation enhance cultural exchange between the Nordic region, Italy and the rest of world.  

Important notice

For the time being Circolo Scandinavo is dealing with an extremely difficult financial situation which forces us to make unprecedented decisions. For more than 30 years, the main financial support has come from the Nordic Council of Ministers, but following their “Vision 2030”, substantial amounts have been transferred from the cultural sector to the sector of environment and climate. Their plan has led to a total cut of the support to Circolo scandinavo in 2024. We totally agree that climate change is our main challenge but we are convinced that culture and art have to be part of the transition. 


The Board and the Director are working hard to find a solution, with financial support from the Nordic council of ministers, other Nordic institutions, but also from national public and private funds. 


Considering the current situation it is impossible for us to open the residency programme from October 2024. During the coming months, the Nordic Research Institutes and Embassies in Rome will support us by using our premises. We really hope to be able to open the residency programme again as soon as possible and we will keep you informed about any changes in our plans.


On behalf of the board,


Marie Kraft



Novembre Nordico - Tracce nordiche a Roma

From 2 to 28 November Rome reveals its link with Nordic cultures for the second edition of Nordic November. Nordic Traces in Rome promoted by the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, Circolo Scandinavo and the four Nordic cultural and scientific institutes: the Danish Academy, the Finnish Institute in Rome, the Norwegian Institute in Rome, the 'Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome, who come together on this occasion to disseminate a rich program of initiatives to enhance the historical bond of the Nordic countries with the city of Rome and to create new moments of exchange through exhibitions, talks, concerts and screenings. Nordic November. Nordic Traces in Rome offers an overview of Nordic culture, more than 20 events throughout the city of Rome, many free, ranging from architecture, visual art, poetry, music, research, cinema.


There will soon be a link to the website where you can see and plan how you can attend all of the fantastic events!


METHODS OF PATTERNMAKING | Between knowing and speculation

Exhibition 28.10 – 22.12.2023


Sapienza Università di Roma, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia

Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 ROMA