Maria Utsi

Maria Utsi (34) is the newly appointed director of the Arctic Arts Festival. She was previously working as the Festial director at the Varanger Festival and was furthermore for over five years leading the Norway´s first cultural nutrition garder Hermetikken. 

Maria Utsi is the member of the Government´s Industry Committee for Cultural Industries and has furthermore been the chairman of Hålogaland Theater since 2008.

Her educational background is in Theatre studies from University of Bergen.