About NTA

Nordic Textile Art, NTA, is a non-profit association open for artists and those who are passionated about textile art.

Core issues

  • The objective of the organization is to be a forum connecting and creating new networks and meeting-points for Nordic textile art.
  • Nordic Textile Art wants to make it possible for people to meet in person, as well as contributing to virtual meetings, where the core of the network is its members. Together we promote the development of Nordic textile art. Northern cooperation and the interest of the Nordic textile art is what creates the foundation of NTA.
  • Nordic Textile Art wants to give you an insight to what is happening within the nordic textile art. The website is one of our meeting points.
  • NTA Gallery, is the virtual exhibition space of Nordic Textile Art showing textile art from the Nordic countries.
  • Nordic Textile Art arranges networking meetings, dialogues, lectures, seminars and workshops. NTA is aiming at arranging exhibitions of Nordic textile art in cooperation with other organisations.
  • NTA is building a large network for textile art in the Nordic countries as well as looking further out into the world through ETN, European Textile Network. A close collaborator is the Textile Museum of Sweden, Textilmuseet, in Borås.


The organization is deeply rooted in the North and because of that it is able to create a platform for textile art locally, nationally as well as internationally. The organization is working in order to advance and promote textile art for individual artists and art organizations, as well as for art hierarchical/political purposes.



Nordic Textile Art was created in 2006 by a group of textile artists in the Swedish province of Bohuslän. The initiative was taken by textile artist Elsa Agélii, feeling that a meeting point for textile art was missing. The original name for the organization was up until 2008 ”Föreningen Nordiskt Galleri för Textil Konst”, (The Association for a Nordic Gallery for Textile Art.)


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