The Nordic Culture Point is seeking applications for its program entitled “Short-term Network Support” to explore new solutions and create networks for collaborations between artists and cultural practitioners in the Nordics and Baltics.
Short-term network support is part of the Nordic-Baltic mobility program for culture, which strengthens artistic and cultural cooperation in the Nordics and Baltics. The program focuses on increasing the exchange of knowledge, contacts and interest in Nordic and Baltic art and culture.
- For networks that will work together for up to one (1) year, you can get funding of up to 20,000 euros, and the contribution from Nordic Culture Contact can make up a maximum of 70% of the project’s budget.
- A network that has received short-term support may later seek long-term support. Please note that any short-term network support must be reported before you can apply for long-term network support.
What can you Apply Support for?
- Network support facilitates meetings and exchange of ideas and knowledge between professional artists and cultural workers in the Nordic and/or Baltic countries, i.e.: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and Åland.
- Support from other Nordic Organisations
- It is also possible to seek support from other co-Nordic institutions and organizations, such as the Nordic Culture Fund, for the same project. The combined support from the Nordic-Baltic mobility program and other co-Nordic organizations may not exceed 85% of the project’s budget.
Examples of Network Collaboration
- a series of joint meetings, conferences, workshops, staff exchanges and joint training
- to share resources and competences for opinion-driving efforts or to collaborate on programming or structures for tours and the like
- the establishment of a collaboration platform that can later lead to larger international projects.
- Support is not Granted to:
- implementation of cultural and art productions, tours or for individual events
- activities already completed. The earliest start date for activities supported by the program is 8 weeks after the application deadline.
- The long-term goal of the network may be a joint production or similar, but support is not granted for production costs.
- The support can be sought by professional artists and cultural workers (such as curators, producers, translators of literature, cultural editors or researchers) in all cultural and art forms. Support can be applied for as an individual, group, organization or institution.
- “Professional” means that one has documented experience of work in the field of art and culture and/or has been trained in art or culture.
- In order to apply for network support, you must be a resident of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Åland) or the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), but you do not need to have Nordic or Baltic citizenship.
- The network shall consist of partners from:
- at least three Nordic and/or Baltic countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and Åland.)
- The network may include additional partners who are not active in the Nordics or the Baltics.
The Nordic-Baltic Dimension
- In this context, the Nordic-Baltic dimension means that the network:
- promotes and increases contacts, communication and activities between Nordic and/or Baltic countries
- strengthens the Nordic-Baltic presence in cultural life in the Nordics and Baltics
- strengthens the understanding of similarities and differences between the Nordic and Baltic countries
- increases knowledge of Nordic and Baltic artists and the visibility of their work
- Short-term network support can be applied for twice a year.
- Please note that the language of the program is English, and that both applications and final reports must be submitted in English.
For more information, visit Nordic Culture Point.