The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture strengthens artistic and cultural cooperation in the Nordic region and the Baltic states. The programme focuses on increasing the exchange of knowledge, contacts, presence and interest in Nordic and Baltic art and culture. The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme comprises three forms of funding: mobility, network and residence funding.
Which activities are funded?
Network funding enables periods for cooperation, exchange of ideas and knowledge between professional artists and cultural workers in the Nordic region and/or the Baltic countries. That is: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and the Åland Islands. You can also apply for funding for short- and long-term networks.
Network co-operations entail, for example:
series of joint meetings, conferences, workshops, staff exchanges and joint courses
activities such as pooling resources and skills in order to develop initiatives that influence public opinion or to work together on scheduling and structuring tours
the establishment of a platform for applying for funding later from, for example, the EU or other international funds.
Funding cannot be granted to:
the establishment of permanent structures and networks
implementation of culture and art productions or for individual events
activities that have already been completed. At the earliest, activities that are supported by the programme may begin 8 weeks after the application deadline.
The long-term objective of the network may be a joint production or similar.
For an example of how to make a detailed budgetary appendix, please see here.
Support from other Nordic organisations It is also possible to apply for support from other pan Nordic institutions and organisations, such as, for example, the Nordic Culture Fund, for the same project. The total funding from the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme and other Nordic organisations may not exceed 85% of the budget.
Finances (short-term funding)
For networks which will work together for up to one (1) year, it is possible to receive funding of up to EUR 20,000, but the grant from Nordic Culture Point may comprise maximum 70% of the total costs.
A network which has received short-term funding can later apply for long-term funding. Please note that any short-term network funding should be reported before you can apply for long-term network funding.
You can apply for short-term network funding twice per year.
Finances (long-term funding)
For networks which will work together for up to three (3) years, it is possible to receive funding of up to EUR 100,000, but the grant from Nordic Culture Point may comprise maximum 50% of the total costs.
You can apply for long-term network funding once per year.
Who can apply?
Only professional artists and cultural workers (such as curators, producers, fiction translators, cultural editors or researchers) within all culture and art forms can apply for funding. You can apply for funding as an individual, group, organisation or institution.
“Professional” means that you have documented experience of work within the field of art and culture and/or have studied art or culture.
In order to apply for network funding, the applicant(s) should reside in the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Åland Islands) or Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) but it is not necessary for applicants to have Nordic or Baltic nationality.
The network should comprise partners from:
at least three Nordic and/or Baltic countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and the Åland Islands).
The network may comprise additional partners who do not operate in the Nordic region or Baltic states.
How is an application assessed?
The assessment is conducted based on the afore-mentioned criteria and depending on how well the application has managed to convey the following:
Clear objectives and schedule The network should clearly define its overall objectives and create a set schedule. In this context it is advisable for the objectives and the ideas behind them to be innovative.
Quality and cooperation The networks should be started to plan artistic initiatives and/or to develop cooperation and new ways of working together. The network should create new contacts within its area of work and have contact with other networks. New networks and cooperation with cultural diversity or between several different types of artistic and cultural bodies are prioritised in the assessment.
Information work The network should strive to make its work accessible to others and disseminate information about its results in a transparent manner.
The Nordic-Baltic dimension In this context the Nordic-Baltic dimension means that the network:
promotes and increases contacts, communication and activities between the Nordic and/or Baltic countries
strengthens the Nordic-Baltic presence in cultural life in the Nordic region and Baltic states
strengthens understanding of similarities and differences between the Nordic and Baltic countries
increases knowledge of the Nordic and Baltic artists and their work
Open call: Do you want to create site specific art for the corridor wall at the Nordic Culture Point?
Ten Nordic and Baltic artist residencies were granted support
NORDBUK: The good application
What Are Cookies
The Cookies We Set
In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with the page. For example whether the welcome banner is displayed on the main page is affected by cookies.
Third Party Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, the specific social media sites will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.