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Eight applications granted funds from NORDBUK

19.06.2017

Eight out of a total of 28 applications to NORDBUK, a grant programme for young people, were approved last week.

One of these was first-time applicant Dövblind Ungdom (Deaf-Blind Youth) – an association for young people with a combined impairment of vision and hearing. For the requested sum of €7,500 the organisation wishes to arrange a Nordic camp for young deaf-blind people, aged 15-35 years. NORDBUK’s decision to allow the application to proceed was based on its broad Nordic participation and its focus on accessibility for the target group.

The Reykjavik Dance Festival (RDF), unlike Deaf-Blind Youth, is an organization which has applied for funds from the Nordic Culture Point in the past – though never from NORDBUK. With their project they intend to send a group of Icelandic teenagers to the NUUK Nordisk festival in Greenland and to the Finnish ANTI FESTIVAL. There they will host workshops and meetings with other young people, which will give the teens the tools they need to curate the content of the Reykjavík Dance Festival, which takes place in Iceland in 2018. In their application the representatives of RDF state that they want to strengthen the participation of young people within the realm of performing arts and give them the opportunity to highlight the kind of content that they feel is relevant to them.

We at Nordic Culture Point want to thank all the applicants to NORDBUK and hope to see many other inspiring applications at the next deadline, on the 9th of October. The application period begins on the 8th of September this year.

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