The North Norwegian Art Centre (NNKS) is one of the region's major art institutions. The Art Centre organises the biennial Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), one of Norway's main events in the field of contemporary art. Mondo Books has been a collaborator within several of its editions. While NNKS's gallery and artist residency is located in Svolvaer, Lofoten, NNKS carries out an extensive range of activities in the region. NNKS Press published The Kelp Congress in 2020, a book that stems from an event with the same name within LIAF 2019.