ARS BALTICA stands for international co-operation between cultural practitioners from across the Baltic Sea Region. We facilitate and encourage co-operation with the aim to emphasize the importance of culture for our modern societies. We advocate for the significance of arts and culture on the political level and promote the cultural life around the Baltic Sea.
Capacity Building and Cultural Sustainability is our driving force.
Our key activities are based on three key terms:
Exchange - We bring cultural practitioners and stakeholders from the region together to continuously contribute to the international dialogue about culture and creativity in the Baltic Sea Region.
Expertise - We follow the cultural trends in the region, create synergies and provide cultural practitioners from the Baltic Sea Region with trainings on relevant and important issues.
Outreach - We think that cultural practitioners from the region deserve more attention for their exceptional work, that’s why we support them in generating on- and offline visibility for their projects.
ARS BALTICA dates back to the early 1990’s when decisionmakers from across the freshly united Baltic Sea Region established ARS BALTICA in order to highlight and promote the cultural ties between the 11 countries in the region. Since the very beginning it’s been ARS BALTICA’s ambition to strengthen co-operation by joining forces and establish new approaches and ideas on how we can tackle the shared challenges of the cultural sector together.