The Nordic Culture Point is a great funding tool to facilitate cultural exchange in the Baltic and Nordic countries. It is providing funding for travel and/or stays within the region. Professional artists as well as cultural workers in all fields of culture can apply. The fund is open to individuals or small groups. The next deadline is August 22nd.
Activities that can be funded are for example, cooperation with colleagues in one of the Nordic and/or Baltic countries, a special performance, exhibitions, participation in conferences, meetings and workshops as well as research that require travelling.
Funding may also be used to present artistic and cultural productions and to increase interest in Nordic and Baltic art and culture. The grants are available for stays for up to 10 days. In order to apply you will have to attach an invitation, or letter of intent, to the application. It should state who is invited, and by whom. Further information on how to apply and how the application is assessed can be found here.
The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture strengthens artistic and cultural cooperation in the Nordic region and Baltic states. The programme focuses on increasing the exchange of knowledge, contacts, presence and interest in Nordic and Baltic art and culture.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)