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    Helsinki Festival 2018

    The Helsinki Festival is Finland’s largest arts festival and will return once again to fill the city with colour and light and a great atmosphere on Friday 17th August, running for just over two weeks until Sunday 2nd September.[more]


    1st Baltic Sea Culture Congress: New Aspects of Musical Education

    The best examples of musical training and education for youth will be showcased for those in the industry over three days at Nordkolleg Rendsburg’s 1st Baltic Sea Culture Congress, starting on August 23rd. [more]


    Turku Music festival

    The Turku Music festival is Finland’s oldest running music festival – and the 2018 edition will open in just 2 days on Thursday 9th August. The festival features some of the best orchestral, jazz and chamber music performed by...[more]


    Nordic-Baltic Festival Platform Open Calls

    The NordicBaltic Festival Platform has recently announced its first fellowship programme to provide mentoring, training and support to emerging festival leaders. Additionally, it has extended its Open Call for Collaborative Arts...[more]


    Vides Deja

    Vides Deja contemporary dance festival presents a unique and transformative approach to dance performance, and will launch this Sunday in Luznava, Latvia.[more]


    Kaliningrad City Jazz Festival

    Both locals and visitors will delight in the atmosphere of the Kaliningrad City Jazz festival taking place this weekend from the 3rd to the 5th of August. [more]


    Finno-Ugric Film Festival

    The Finno-Ugric Film Festival will return once again to southern Estonia next week with 4 days of screenings of Finno-Ugric short and experimental films, telling the unique stories of the region. [more]


    Opening of Baltic Triennial 13 - GIVE UP THE GHOST in Tallinn

    The second chapter of the Baltic Triennial will begin this Friday 29th June, with a weekend of performance at the Tallinn Art Hall. [more]


    The Latvian Song and Dance Festival

    The UNESCO World Heritage listed Latvian Song and Dance Festival – held every 5 years – will triumphantly return to celebrate the Latvian centenary in Riga this week, starting this Saturday 30th June.[more]


    South Tyrol Jazz Festival

    South Tyrol is a long way from the Baltic Sea, but if you make your way to northern Italy this week, you'll find yourself surrounded by Nordic jazz as the South Tyrol Jazz festival kicks off this Friday 29th June. [more]


    Avanti! Summer Sounds Festival

    The southern Finnish town of Porvoo will once again host the annual Avanti Summer Sounds Festival for five days, starting next Wednesday 27th June. With an exciting programme of works spanning 400 years, the entertainment will...[more]


    Rigas Ritmi

    Rigas Ritmi has earned its place as one of the Baltic region’s most beloved music festivals and it returns once again in 2018, starting next Thursday and running all weekend until Saturday 30th June.[more]


    Gaudeamus Student Festival 2018

    By happy coincidence, the immense song and dance festival Gaudeamus, held only every 4 years, returns once again in June 2018 to make Estonia’s centenary anniversary even more of a celebration.[more]



    Discover the unique sounds of Baltic regional jazz, while celebrating the first weekend of the summer by the sea! JazzBaltica returns once again this summer to the picturesque town of Timmendorfer Strand in northern Germany from...[more]


    Warsaw Improv Festival

    The Warsaw Improv Festival returns to the Polish capital this month with 5 fun filled days of creative and dynamic comedic adventure. The festival opens on Wednesday 20th June and runs for 5 days until Sunday 24th June.[more]


    Matters_ Open Call for Sound Artists

    Sound artists wanting to explore, discover and add urban and industrial-style sounds to their repertoire are invited to apply for a 2-week residency being held in Kaunas, Lithuania in August. The deadline for applications is...[more]


    Intl Jazz Platform Application Open Call

    Applications for the International Jazz Platform creative jazz workshop to be held in July in Poland are currently open, with the deadline of June 28th for all submissions to be received. [more]


    European Cultural Heritage Summit

    Europe’s cultural agenda will take front of stage next week in Berlin as the European Cultural Heritage Summit takes place in the capital from the 18th to the 24th of June. [more]


    Culture Night Lithuania

    Vilnius’ festive Culture Night returns this week to once again put the best of the city’s art and cultural treasures in the spotlight, with the added magic of nighttime surroundings. Culture Night 2018 will be held this Friday...[more]


    LiteratureXchange Festival

    Aarhus will become the literary heart of the Baltics in June as its International Literature Festival takes place between 14th and 24th June at various venues around the Danish city. [more]


    Helsinki Day

    If you are lucky enough to be in Finland next week you can take part in its capital’s biggest party as Helsinki day is celebrated all over the city on Tuesday 12th June.[more]


    Tallinn Art Week

    Tallinn Art Week is a week-long contemporary art festival held in the Estonian capital, launching this Sunday and organised by the Estonian Contemporary Art Center NOAR.[more]


    Klaipeda Castle Jazz Festival

    The beginning of summer is of course a celebration throughout the Baltic region but in Lithuania it is celebrated every year with the Klaipeda Castle Jazz Festival. The festival kicks off this Thursday 7th June for 3 days of...[more]


    Baltic Pride 2018

    Celebrations of International LGBT+ Pride Month are underway all over the world, and nothing makes the blue Baltic sky look finer than a sea of rainbow flags, which will be in abundance at Riga’s Baltic Pride event next weekend. [more]


    Sharing Heritage through Digitalisation at the 9th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR

    June 4th and 5th will see Tallinn hosting the 9th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). “Sharing Heritage through Digitalisation,” a seminar co-organised by the Policy Areas of Culture and Innovation...[more]


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