folkBALTICA is an international festival of national und international significance taking place in the German-Danish boarder region. It provides a unique stage for Nordic and Baltic traditional music culture, as well as from Russia, Poland and Germany.
|The festival's artist in residence 2016: |
Keike Faltings © folkBALTICA
Lovers of music and culture who are interested in good music, crossover-projects and other surprises. Fans of the traditional music culture as well as of the folk-, world- and folkjazz music from the Nordic and the Baltic region. Pupils, kids and students interested in workshops, movie fans with a passion for music and the Baltic Sea Region and last but not least, art lovers who like to see art exhibitions of different kinds.
13th until 21st May 2017.
folkBALTICA shows films that are often recommended and shown at the Nordic Filmdays (Lübeck/ Germany).
In 2011, folkBALTICA cooperated with another ARS BALTICA granted project, the exhibition CONNECTING at Museumsberg Flensburg (Germany).
folkBALTICA has shown the art exhibition Season sorrow by the Latvian artist Evelina Deicmane in cooperation with Galerie Nemo (Eckernförde/ Germany) in 2010.
folkBALTICA exchanges commissioned works with various festivals like Telemarkfestival Bø, Viljandi Folkmusic Festival and Bergen Festspillen.
folk BALTICA creates its own special projects such as The Oilseed Rape Ballet (music and dance in the fields), The Heavenly North (a music-literature project), the German premier of the Concert for Free Bass Accordion and Chamber Orchestra by Timo Alakotila, Estonian Springtime (a vocal-choir-folkjazz project), An evening for Rasmus Storm (a folkband project based on the collection of tunes by Rasmus Storm), Fjord Songs (a folkjazz project) and Sun Concert (a music-dance-literature project).
folkBALTICA will present a number of extraordinary concerts ranging from folk to jazz and world music in the German-Danish border region from 6th to 10th May. Over 30 events at 27 different locations by Nordic and Baltic...
For the 10th time, folkBALTICA is providing the people in and around Flensburg (Germany) with a various series of folk concerts from May 7 to 11.
From 17 to 21 April 2013 the 9th edition of the ARS BALTICA accredited festival folkBALTICA will take place in the German-Danish border region. Enjoy five days of folk-concerts, readings, exhibitions, workshops, films and parties.
Jen-Peter Müller, former artistic director of the ARS BALTICA accredited folkBaltica announced his retirement after the 8 folkBaltica festival 2012. His followers are Harald Haugaard and Dr. Peter Boll.
The 8th edition of folkBaltica (Germany/ Denmark) will take place from 9 to 13 May this year. The title will be "Deutschmark and Däneland".
From 9 to 13 May 2012 the 8th folkBALTICA festival will take place in over 30 different venues in Flensburg, Sønderborg and the Sønderjylland-Schleswig region. The topic is “Deutschmark – Däneland”.
Many more visitors than in previous years enjoyed 148 artists from seven countries around the Baltic Sea. A great succes was also the 2nd ARS BALTICA special concert.
"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)