Since its very beginning, ARS BALTICA has granted multilateral cultural projects with a strong focus on the Baltic Sea Region with the ARS BALTICA logo. The network highlights projects that can be regarded as best practice examples of cross-cultural cooperation and that exemplarily show the diversity of cultural expression around the Baltic Sea.

  • Music

    BluesBaltica

    BluesBaltica
    BluesBaltica (Eutin, Germany) is one of the leading festivals in Europe and the biggest blues festival in Germany. This open air festival takes place each year in May.

    folkBALTICA

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    folkBALTICA is an international festival of national und international significance taking place in the German-Danish border region.

    NORDLICHTER Festival for Nordic Music and Arts

    NORDLICHTER Festival for Nordic Music and Arts
    NORDLICHTER, the festival of Nordic music and art, presents classical and new music as well as experimental cooperation projects of Berlin-based and Nordic artists.

    JazzBaltica

    JazzBaltica
    The festival JazzBaltica (Germany) is a melting pot of known Jazz musicians and creative newcomers from the Baltic Sea Region and from all over the world.

    Sounds of the North

    Sounds of the North
    Sounds of the North (Poland) presents original folk performers and professional musicians who have found their inspiration in traditional music and in a specific atmosphere.
  • Film

    Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival

    Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival
    Founded in 1981, the Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival has established itself as a premier showcase for the high-profile Nordic and international children's and youth cinema.

    Nordic Film Days Lübeck

    Nordic Film Days Lübeck
    Each year in November, the Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany) present feature films, documentaries and short films from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.
  • Literature

    The Virtual Baltic Sea Library

    The Virtual Baltic Sea Library
    The Virtual Baltic Sea Library aims on exploring the literary heritage of the Baltic and the Nordic region and on establishing an online anthology of a literary corpus from the whole Baltic Sea Region.

    European Festival of the First Novel

    European Festival of the First Novel
    The European Festival of the First Novel, which takes place in Kiel (Germany), is a combination of an expert conference on European first novels and a public reading by all participating authors.
  • Visual Arts

    ARS BALTICA Triennial of Photographic Art

    ARS BALTICA Triennial of Photographic Art
    The ARS BALTICA Triennial of Photograhic Art aims on promoting innovative artists from the Baltic Sea region and to deepen the critical dialogue on art and photography.

    Rauma Biennale Balticum

    Rauma Biennale Balticum
    Every second year, Rauma Biennale Balticum presents an overview of topical contemporary art of the Baltic Sea Region at the Rauma Art Museum (Finland).

    Mare Articum

    Mare Articum
    MARE ARTICUM (Szczecin (Poland) curates, co-ordinates and produces exhibitions and seminars devoted to Baltic contemporary art events.

    Baltic States Biennial of Graphic Arts Kaliningrad

    Baltic States Biennial of Graphic Arts Kaliningrad
    The Baltic States Biennial of Graphic Arts Kaliningrad – Koenigsberg (Russia) promotes the rapprochement of the peoples of the Baltic countries through cultural interaction.
  • Performing Arts

    THESPIS International Monodrama Festival

    THESPIS International Monodrama Festival
    Every second year, the international monodrama festival THESPIS (Kiel/ Germany) presents a programme of contemporary "one-man-shows", workshops, lectures, symposiums and public discussions.

    New Baltic Dance

    New Baltic Dance
    The International Contemporary Dance Festival New Baltic Dance (Vilnius/ Lithuania) is one of the main and most prestigious dance festivals in the Baltic Sea Region.

    BALTIC CIRCLE International Theatre Festival

    BALTIC CIRCLE International Theatre Festival
    The BALTIC CIRCLE festivals (Finland) showcase the newest trends in contemporary theatre and serve as an important meeting place and networking platform for theatre professionals.

Projects

"ARS BALTICA is not a bureaucratic construction for political posturing, but a concept that stands for unconventional and committed collaboration in real cooperative projects." (Rainer Haarmann, former ARS BALTICA Coordinator, 1997)



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