78 applicants are granted Mobility Funding
The second round for Mobility funding for travels of professional artists and cultural operators within the Nordic and Baltic region has now been distributed. There was a total of 269 applications of which 78 were granted funding to strengthen the Nordic-Baltic culture cooperation and exchange. The total granted amount was 155 530 euros.
These three initiatives were among the granted applications:
Latvian opera in the primeval forests of Finland
Among the granted initiatives is the travel of Koku Opera from Latvia going to Mustarinda, Finland, to develop their piece The Tree Opera which is to be performed in primeval forests in Finland in 2018. The Tree Opera is a union of sound, light, nature and mystery performed on specially built platforms on treetops.
Showcasing Lithuanian jazz in Estonia
Trio Infiltrators is an improvised music trio with strong influence of jazz music using a blend of acoustic instruments and live sampling. The trio has been granted funding to travel to Estonia to perform at the Muhu Future Music Festival JuuJääb 2017 and to establish new collaborations with jazz musicians in the Baltic region.
Eco-scenography in Klaksvik
The visual arts group CGFC project Glitter Litter is a research and performance piece conducted through a series of workshops with the aim of developing mobile eco-scenography that can be put up in remote places around the West-Nordic countries, regardless of pre-existing technological equipment or facilities. CGFC will travel to Klaksvik on the Faroe Islands where the workshops and performance will be realised in cooperation with Klaksvik Theatre Company.
Mobility funding is one of the grant programmes of the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture that aims at promoting the mobility and knowledge exchange of professional artists and other cultural actors in the regions. The funding covers a visit of up to ten days and is granted to private persons and small groups.
The next application round opens on 21st July 2017 and closes on the 22nd August 2017. The first possible date to commence the travel with the funding is the 18th of October 2017.