Granted projects

Support for Artist Residencies
  • 2017/01
    Suomen sarjakuvaseura ry
    Suomen sarjakuvaseura
    Finland
    10 000 EUR
    CUNE Comics-in-Residence Polaris will arrange 5 residencies for comic artists and professionals in Helsinki, Viborg and Tallinn in 2016. CUNE CiR Polaris is organised by Finnish Comics Society, Estonian Comic Society and The Animation Workshop. By facilitating artistic exchange for a largely marginalized field of art, CUNE CiR enables mobility of Nordic and Baltic comics art and essential networking between the region’s creators.
  • 2017/01
    Subtopia/Upplev Botkyrka AB
    Subtopia/UBAB
    Sweden
    30 000 EUR
    We offer 2 Nordic and/or Baltic circus companies 6 weeks of residency each in Subtopia. On top on accommodated rehearsal spaces, they receive support in developing their artistic concepts by experienced artistic mentors AND in dialogue with presenters from venues and festivals. They also get support in grant writing, marketing, audience relations and sales. Artistic mentorship, workshops in production and exchange with Nordic and Baltic presenters is an essential part of the residencies.
  • 2017/01
    Fonden Kulturfabrikken (FABRIKKEN for Kunst og Design)
    Fabrikken for Kunst og Design
    Denmark
    30 000 EUR
    FAIR (FABRIKKEN’S Artist in Residence) welcomes early career artists and curators residing in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The program supports the individual artist’s or curator’s practice and allows for production and research based residencies. FABRIKKEN is a non-profit art institution located in Copenhagen with studios and production facilities for more than 70 professional artists and designers. FABRIKKEN is committed to artistic communities and knowledge-sharing.
  • 2017/01
    Elektronmusikstudion EMS
    EMS
    Sweden
    30 000 EUR
    EMS is a national centre with a state mission to provide studios for professional composers and sound-artists. EMS works in an international context and had 102 international and 161 Swedish artists working in the studios during 2016. EMS want to work specifically with resident artists from the Nordic and Baltic countries and the NCP support would be important as it makes it possible to work with longer residency periods. Otherwise a typical residency last for 7-10 days.
  • 2017/01
    VSI Marija Griniuk
    VSI Marija Griniuk
    Lithuania
    9 300 EUR
    BiteVilnius is planning to open an artist-run multi-disciplinary artist-in-residence program in collaboration with Vilnius Graphic Center, Vilnius Art Academy & Ukmerge Culture Center. We are based in a fantastic panoramic site in the Anykščiai region and a historic place of the very first Lithuanian performance festival AN88. Our goal is to establish an artist-in-residence program Jul. - Nov. 2017. Our objective is to strengthen collaborations between Lithuanian, Baltic and Nordic artists.
  • 2017/01
    KITOKIA GRAFIKA
    KITOKIA GRAFIKA
    Lithuania
    5 920 EUR
    Kaunas Comics Residency (KCR), established by Kitokia Grafika collective in 2016, gives the opportunity for comics artists from Nordic and Baltic countries create, work and explore local culture, people and local comics scene. Working on individual and collaborative projects together with local comics activists artists develop their professional skills, search for new inspirations, form professional and personal connections.
  • 2017/01
    Troms fylkeskommune
    Troms Fylkeskultursenter
    Norway
    30 000 EUR
    Troms fylkeskultursenter has since 2012 collaborated with local art organizations and artist-run spaces on a residency program for artists from Nordic and Baltic countries. In 2017-2018 the program will offer 1-3 month long residencies to 8 artists at the guest studio in Tromsø (North-Norway), cover the travel expenses and per diems, and offer a production stipend to the invited artists. The program is curated in collaboration with local and regional partners.
  • 2017/01
    Inkonst och Inter Arts Center
    Inkonst
    Sweden
    15 000 EUR
    Inkonst and Inter Arts Center wish to continue to develop our interdisciplinary residence program for professional nordic artists. After initially primarily focusing on performing and visual art we wish to broaden the perspective to work in a truly interdisciplinary field open to all art practises. We want to support artists who challenge the idea and the boundaries of each art discipline and give them an opportunity to work with interdisciplinary and experimental projects and collaborations.
  • 2017/01
    Föreningen Konstepidemin
    Föreningen Konstepidemin
    Sweden
    31 274 EUR
    Konstepidemin is a non profit, artist-run organisation that provide studios for 140 artists. We run one of the cities biggest galleries, Swedens oldest residence program, theater, festivals, children theater and a youth program. We would like to broaden our network and invite three artists from Finland, Iceland and Lithuania one each year for three years for a three month residency. We have five studio apartments and accept 20-30 international artists, writers, musicians, curators etc annually.
  • 2017/01
    RIXC Centre for New Media Culture
    The Centre for New Media Culture RIXC
    Latvia
    12 000 EUR
    This year RIXC Center has moved to new location with an intent to launch new, inter-connected programmes: the Art & Science Residencies and the Gallery. For many years RIXC has worked on the edges of art, science and digital technologies, actively developing collaborations in Baltic-Nordic region. By opening up new residencies and exhibition opportunities for artists, working with science and digital technologies, RIXC aims to support new knowledge creation and innovative artistic productions.
  • 2017/01
    Botkyrka konsthall, Botkyrka kommun, 147 85 Tumba
    Botkyrka konsthall
    Sweden
    22 992 EUR
    Residence Botkyrka is a context-specific residency programme active within the interdisciplinary field of art, architecture and social practices. The programme encourages new forms of artistic research and art practices that engages in a local context, and supports projects that requires longer stays. We are open to artists, curators, architects, art educators and critics. The research and knowledge produced by the artists in residence is also influencing the programme at Botkyrka konsthall.
  • 2017/01
    SITE
    SITE
    Sweden
    43 350 EUR
    The residency will be hosting three groups/collectives that stay in Stockholm over a period of two months each in total. During the stays the groups will be working on activities that generate artistic content and development that can be shared within the local community and in exchange with other artistic operators in Stockholm. The residency secures that living and working conditions are to its best, facilitating research and interaction with other artists, operators and local community.
  • 2017/01
    Hotel Pro Forma
    Atelier Hotel Pro Forma
    Denmark
    10 000 EUR
    The Hotel Pro Forma Performing Arts Incubator is an artist in residence center and a hub for talent incubation, development, network activities and practical artistic research in the application of new technologies in contemporary performing arts. The center is an integral part of the internationally renowned performing arts company, Hotel Pro Forma. Among its main activities, the center conducts research in a.o. sound technology, lighting, advanced video projection, and virtual reality.
  • 2017/01
    Biedrība "ISSP" (Association ISSP)
    ISSP
    Latvia
    30 000 EUR
    The ISSP Riga residency is designed for photographers and artists using photography interested in spending 2 - 3 months in Riga creating work that is informed by the social, cultural and historical context of the city. The artists-in-residence will be introduced to the local culture scene, as well as take part in a series of artists' talks and a final exhibition at the end of the programme.
  • 2017/01
    Skogen
    Skogen
    Sweden
    12 000 EUR
    SKOGEN is an internationally established house for performing arts, supporting and producing artists through formats like residencies, productions, thematic blocks, research and publications. The Nordic Residency Program works with artists in the field of performing arts, in recurring sessions and over longer time-spans. The residency includes funding for ongoing research and production, but includes also a focus on knowledge production and dissemination in various formats.
Network Funding
  • 2017/01
    Baltic Sea Region Landscape Architecture Group
    Latvia Association of Landscape Architecture
    Latvia
    20 000 EUR
    The aim of the BSR LA Group project actions is to create opportunities for the landscape architecture projects, landscape architects, landscape architecture associations in the Baltic Sea Region to be more visible and the purpose and benefit of the profession more understandable to general public, to establish new connections and create networks which strengthen the cooperation among landscape architecture stakeholders and to increase awareness of regional landscape architecture identity.
  • 2017/01
    Network for Relational Practices in Architecture
    Relational practices in architecture
    Lithuania
    20 000 EUR
    The Nordic Baltic research network for relational practices in architecture aims to collect information on sustainable institutional practices and foster new connections between individuals and institutions in the region. Successful institutional models can be collected and shared, creating a precedent for new ones. Through networking, field research, case-studies and public presentation this network traces the role of architecture in social programming processes.
  • 2017/01
    UpNode
    PHONO
    Denmark
    19 955 EUR
    UpNode is a new nordic network between seven minor festivals who share the curiosity of exploring new and experimental, mostly electronic music and the connecting fields of art and performance. The network is established to share and create knowledge through workshops on various themes, to create an artist and volunteer exchange program and to create awareness of partners and the emerging artists through a common PR strategy.
  • 2017/01
    DIYBio Network (DIYBio)
    Institutio Media
    Lithuania
    20 000 EUR
    The network will connect the researchers, makers, artists, scientists via their shared interest in DIYBio and their desire to shape own future by the process of making. It will bring together biolabs, individuals and organisations from Nordic, Baltic and other European countries and will represent the critical mass currently working in DIYBio field, coming from grassroots initiatives. The project will take the form of meetings in different locations as nomadic forums for exchange.
  • 2017/01
    Nordiskt nätverk för litteraturfestivaler
    Stockholm Literature
    Sweden
    20 000 EUR
    The network - Nordiskt nätverk för litteraturfestivaler - intends to bring together literary festivals in the Nordic countries in order to share ideas, experiences and possible forms of future collaborations.
  • 2017/01
    Inter-PAGAN (Inter & Pan-disciplinary Arts & Grounded Anthropocene Network)
    Nida Art Colony, Vilnius Academy of Arts
    Lithuania
    20 000 EUR
    Inter-PAGAN (Pan-disciplinary Arts & Grounded Anthropocene Network) aims to develop shared understanding, competence in practice, research & pedagogy of where localized cultural heritage traditions meets contemporary art, music, new media, heritage-craft & politics in Northern Europe. Partners from Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Norway, Estonia, Scotland & Poland will gather in physical & online meetings sharing local contextual research, peaking at Nida Art Colony’s Inter-Format 2018 Symposium.
Mobility Funding
  • 2017/02
    To travel to Trondheim, Norway, to be part of an exhibition and talks at Kunsthall Trondheim on the topic of Ecology and inter-species responsibility in the Anthropocene.
    Jakobsen Oskar
    Denmark
    1 490 EUR
    To travel to Trondheim, Norway, to be part of an exhibition and talks at Kunsthall Trondheim on the topic of Ecology and inter-species responsibility in the Anthropocene.
  • 2017/02
    I'm building my glass ramps at the moment and they will be in a quite large scale. I need to get them and myself from Riga to Ebeltoft. It will require a transportation service. The same services will be used to get back.
    Bogustovs Kārlis
    Latvia
    1 080 EUR
    I'm building my glass ramps at the moment and they will be in a quite large scale. I need to get them and myself from Riga to Ebeltoft. It will require a transportation service. The same services will be used to get back.
  • 2017/02
    Travelling to Hammerfest, Norway in September 2017 in order to participate in a residency with choreographer Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, conducting artistic research and meeting with professionals from the local dance and performance community in Norway.
    Ingadóttir Snædís
    Iceland
    1 760 EUR
    Travelling to Hammerfest, Norway in September 2017 in order to participate in a residency with choreographer Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, conducting artistic research and meeting with professionals from the local dance and performance community in Norway.
  • 2017/02
    Jacob Remin will go to Trondheim to perform at the opening of "Earthlings Unite!" and to develop further research collaborations between Kunsthall Trondheim, Jacob Remin and the technical university NTNU.
    remin jacob sikker
    Denmark
    2 000 EUR
    Jacob Remin will go to Trondheim to perform at the opening of "Earthlings Unite!" and to develop further research collaborations between Kunsthall Trondheim, Jacob Remin and the technical university NTNU.
  • 2017/02
    The Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio travels from Iceland to Tampere Finland to meet and work with Finnish trumpetist Verneri Pohjola, create new works and for the four musicians to perform those new collaborative works at the Tampere Jazz Happening.
    Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio
    Iceland
    2 940 EUR
    The Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio travels from Iceland to Tampere Finland to meet and work with Finnish trumpetist Verneri Pohjola, create new works and for the four musicians to perform those new collaborative works at the Tampere Jazz Happening.
  • 2017/02
    I want to participate in Kunst i Natur 2017 in Romsdal, Norway. It offers an opportunity to work in a spectacular place (Litlefjell) and can generate invitations to future projects. Meeting other nordic artists will be useful in my work as an organiz...
    segerfelt agneta
    Sweden
    2 100 EUR
    I want to participate in Kunst i Natur 2017 in Romsdal, Norway. It offers an opportunity to work in a spectacular place (Litlefjell) and can generate invitations to future projects. Meeting other nordic artists will be useful in my work as an organizer of a Nordic outdoor art project at Nääs Slott.
  • 2017/02
    CGFC's 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-exis...
    CGFC Performance Group
    Iceland
    7 000 EUR
    CGFC's 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.
  • 2017/02
    Travelling to Hammerfest, Norway in September 2017 in order to participate in a residency with choreographer Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, conducting artistic research and meeting with professionals from the local dance and performance community in Norway.
    Kjartansdóttir Védís
    Iceland
    1 760 EUR
    Travelling to Hammerfest, Norway in September 2017 in order to participate in a residency with choreographer Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, conducting artistic research and meeting with professionals from the local dance and performance community in Norway.
  • 2017/02
    The aim of this trip is to, in August 2017, travel from Sweden to Mooste, Estonia, to join the curator in residence at MoKS, Rowan Geddis, and together with him develop work. Due to the context and the nature of the residency this is an excellent opp...
    Suikkanen Gomes Mariana
    Sweden
    1 050 EUR
    The aim of this trip is to, in August 2017, travel from Sweden to Mooste, Estonia, to join the curator in residence at MoKS, Rowan Geddis, and together with him develop work. Due to the context and the nature of the residency this is an excellent opportunity to connect with local practitioners.
  • 2017/02
    Travel to Estonia to show the performances Flashdance and Private dancer by WAUHAUS at Kanuti Gildi Saal, Tallinn, in December 2017.
    WAUHAUS
    Finland
    3 840 EUR
    Travel to Estonia to show the performances Flashdance and Private dancer by WAUHAUS at Kanuti Gildi Saal, Tallinn, in December 2017.
  • 2017/02
    This 9 day curatorial visit creates the basis of a exchange program of artist and project and of a long term collaboration between Kultivera in Tranås, Sweden, and Kulturresidens Fyn in Denmark. This first action implies capacity built, sharing of ...
    Rørtoft Martin
    Denmark
    300 EUR
    This 9 day curatorial visit creates the basis of a exchange program of artist and project and of a long term collaboration between Kultivera in Tranås, Sweden, and Kulturresidens Fyn in Denmark. This first action implies capacity built, sharing of knowledge and best-practices and cultural research.
  • 2017/02
    My purpose is to present a performative art piece connecting peoples with a hand threaded red flower in exchange of their story about the city in outdoors and public space in the Porvoo city center from the old town, the riverside to the Porvoo Art F...
    Chia Chu Yia
    Sweden
    1 560 EUR
    My purpose is to present a performative art piece connecting peoples with a hand threaded red flower in exchange of their story about the city in outdoors and public space in the Porvoo city center from the old town, the riverside to the Porvoo Art Factory and it exhibition space.
  • 2017/02
    A journey to Reykjavík, Iceland to attend a research residency hosted by Reykjavík Dance Festival as a part of the choreographic research project EXPRESSIONS: the power and politics of expectations in dance.
    Olafsdottir Halla
    Sweden
    1 700 EUR
    A journey to Reykjavík, Iceland to attend a research residency hosted by Reykjavík Dance Festival as a part of the choreographic research project EXPRESSIONS: the power and politics of expectations in dance.
  • 2017/02
    Rehearse and perform a program of three short newly written operas at Egnsteatret Undergrunden, Kulturhuset Galaksen in Værløse.
    Fägerborn Erik
    Sweden
    950 EUR
    Rehearse and perform a program of three short newly written operas at Egnsteatret Undergrunden, Kulturhuset Galaksen in Værløse.
  • 2017/02
    Rehearse and perform a program of three short newly written operas at Egnsteatret Undergrunden, Kulturhuset Galaksen in Værløse.
    Ekman Petter
    Sweden
    850 EUR
    Rehearse and perform a program of three short newly written operas at Egnsteatret Undergrunden, Kulturhuset Galaksen in Værløse.
  • 2017/02
    Meken, Smedjebacken (SE) has invited me to take part in the group exhibition “Identity”, which highlights that Finland celebrates 100 years as an independent state. I will travel to Smedjebacken to install my work and take part in the opening.
    Östlund Charlotta
    Finland
    1 260 EUR
    Meken, Smedjebacken (SE) has invited me to take part in the group exhibition “Identity”, which highlights that Finland celebrates 100 years as an independent state. I will travel to Smedjebacken to install my work and take part in the opening.
  • 2017/02
    The purpose of the travel is an artist residency at Elektronmusikstudion EMS in Stockholm SE, to focus on creating audio material for a new internet-based music release.
    Poulsen Morten
    Denmark
    1 700 EUR
    The purpose of the travel is an artist residency at Elektronmusikstudion EMS in Stockholm SE, to focus on creating audio material for a new internet-based music release.
  • 2017/02
    Travel to Iceland first week of September for six days to participate in the Cycle Sovereign Colony CSC Festival
    Olsen Ingun
    Faroe Islands
    1 190 EUR
    Travel to Iceland first week of September for six days to participate in the Cycle Sovereign Colony CSC Festival
  • 2017/02
    To share my artistic research and production in a forum that is inspiring and fruitful in relation to art and science, which is a field that I'm occupied with and eager to explore.
    krabbe arendse
    Denmark
    2 000 EUR
    To share my artistic research and production in a forum that is inspiring and fruitful in relation to art and science, which is a field that I'm occupied with and eager to explore.
  • 2017/02
    I have been invited by Kunsthall Trondheim and Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology to participate in the exhibition Earthlings Unite! At Kunsthall Trondheim. I have been invited to create a large wall installation and to participate in a performanc...
    Skou Asbjørn
    Denmark
    1 660 EUR
    I have been invited by Kunsthall Trondheim and Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology to participate in the exhibition Earthlings Unite! At Kunsthall Trondheim. I have been invited to create a large wall installation and to participate in a performance program in connection with the exhibition.
  • 2017/02
    Rapid Eye is invited to perform THE MOON ILLUSION at Culture Centre Valve, Oulu, Finland as part of Flow-circus. We would like to attend Flow-circus to introduce our show to Nordic audiences, artists and producers, as we expect to build and establish...
    The Moon Illusion by Rapid Eye
    Denmark
    2 340 EUR
    Rapid Eye is invited to perform THE MOON ILLUSION at Culture Centre Valve, Oulu, Finland as part of Flow-circus. We would like to attend Flow-circus to introduce our show to Nordic audiences, artists and producers, as we expect to build and establish networks for potential future collaborations.
  • 2017/02
    The purpose of the travel is to present the concept and the music of trio Infiltrators to a wider audience, to increase interest in Lithuanian jazz and improvised music, to establish new collaborations and to enhance connection between jazz musician...
    Trio Infiltrators
    Lithuania
    1 080 EUR
    The purpose of the travel is to present the concept and the music of trio Infiltrators to a wider audience, to increase interest in Lithuanian jazz and improvised music, to establish new collaborations and to enhance connection between jazz musicians in Baltic region.
  • 2017/02
    Artist Honey Biba Beckerlee will take part in the group show EARTHLINGS UNITE! at Kunsthall Trondheim, Norway, 14. september - 21. december 2017. For the exhibition she will show a new performance in her series Space Dog Odyssey while also hold a bo...
    Beckerlee Honey Biba
    Denmark
    1 390 EUR
    Artist Honey Biba Beckerlee will take part in the group show EARTHLINGS UNITE! at Kunsthall Trondheim, Norway, 14. september - 21. december 2017. For the exhibition she will show a new performance in her series Space Dog Odyssey while also hold a book release of the entire performance series.
  • 2017/02
    To perform “Transformations - Rewriting Masculinity” (a performance directed by Teemu Mäki) in Estonia (in Tallinn and Tartu) in order to increase awareness of transgender issues and therefore common understanding and respect in Estonia towards ...
    Transforces
    Finland
    3 300 EUR
    To perform “Transformations - Rewriting Masculinity” (a performance directed by Teemu Mäki) in Estonia (in Tallinn and Tartu) in order to increase awareness of transgender issues and therefore common understanding and respect in Estonia towards transgender people.
  • 2017/02
    Áki Ásgeirsson, Ingi Garðar Erlendsson, Jesper Pedersen and Páll Ivan frá Eiðum of the Icelandic composers collective S.L.Á.T.U.R. has been invited to participate with a multimedia concert performance and cultural exchange on the OpenDays Fest...
    S.L.Á.T.U.R.
    Iceland
    4 200 EUR
    Áki Ásgeirsson, Ingi Garðar Erlendsson, Jesper Pedersen and Páll Ivan frá Eiðum of the Icelandic composers collective S.L.Á.T.U.R. has been invited to participate with a multimedia concert performance and cultural exchange on the OpenDays Festival for new music and sound art in Aalborg, Denmark.
  • 2017/02
    By invitation from Stiftelsen Pro Artibus and the artist Lena Séraphin to participate in the collective writing/performance-project Omspelning/Replay I will go to Tammisaari; Finland, together with 8 other Finnish and Swedish artists for a week-long...
    Franzén Moa
    Sweden
    1 040 EUR
    By invitation from Stiftelsen Pro Artibus and the artist Lena Séraphin to participate in the collective writing/performance-project Omspelning/Replay I will go to Tammisaari; Finland, together with 8 other Finnish and Swedish artists for a week-long work residency culminating in a performance.
  • 2017/02
    To compose and record with historical analog modular synthesizers at Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm. This work period is part of a bigger project for composing a concert and workshop program for an analog modular synthesizer.
    Naukkarinen Laura
    Finland
    1 700 EUR
    To compose and record with historical analog modular synthesizers at Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm. This work period is part of a bigger project for composing a concert and workshop program for an analog modular synthesizer.
  • 2017/02
    Promenade performance "Lucky Lucy", premiered in 2016, was created by artists from Norway, Sweden, Lithuania and the consultant from Island. This cross-disciplinary piece includes literature, music, contemporary dance and was invited to participate i...
    Promenade performance "Lucky Lucy"
    Norway
    940 EUR
    Promenade performance "Lucky Lucy", premiered in 2016, was created by artists from Norway, Sweden, Lithuania and the consultant from Island. This cross-disciplinary piece includes literature, music, contemporary dance and was invited to participate in "Culture Nigh Vilnius", Lithuania.
  • 2017/02
    Violinist Hanna Andersson travels to Norway in December 2017 to participate in the project "Jul i Nord". Together with three Norwegian musicians she will tour in Norway, playing traditional music (christmas music in particular) from the northern part...
    Andersson Hanna
    Sweden
    2 100 EUR
    Violinist Hanna Andersson travels to Norway in December 2017 to participate in the project "Jul i Nord". Together with three Norwegian musicians she will tour in Norway, playing traditional music (christmas music in particular) from the northern parts of Norway.
  • 2017/02
    Gathering of "The Tree Opera" (Koku Opera) creative team for a weeks residency in Mustarinda, Finland, to develop the artwork to be performed in primeval forests in Finland in 2018. KOKU OPERA is union of sound, light, nature and mystery performed on...
    Koku Opera
    Latvia
    2 300 EUR
    Gathering of "The Tree Opera" (Koku Opera) creative team for a weeks residency in Mustarinda, Finland, to develop the artwork to be performed in primeval forests in Finland in 2018. KOKU OPERA is union of sound, light, nature and mystery performed on specially built platforms on top of the trees.
  • 2017/02
    We apply to participate in Agrikultura Triennial taking place in Malmö - Hyllie from July 1th till August 17th 2017, contributing with the Kitchen Dialogues project, developing a series of installations prepared to execute a collective practice of p...
    martinka bobrikova & oscar de carmen
    Norway
    3 000 EUR
    We apply to participate in Agrikultura Triennial taking place in Malmö - Hyllie from July 1th till August 17th 2017, contributing with the Kitchen Dialogues project, developing a series of installations prepared to execute a collective practice of production and social reproduction. .
  • 2017/02
    The Nordic jazz trio “Skúlason/Eliassen/Poulsen" is going to the Faroe Islands, to participate at the annual composer's festival Summartónar. There we will share our music with the people of the Faroes, and build a stronger connection between the...
    Poulsen Bárður Reinert
    Norway
    1 310 EUR
    The Nordic jazz trio “Skúlason/Eliassen/Poulsen" is going to the Faroe Islands, to participate at the annual composer's festival Summartónar. There we will share our music with the people of the Faroes, and build a stronger connection between the jazz scenes in Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
  • 2017/02
    10 days of work in Trondheim, Norway with the purpose of researching & organising a symposium on local water ecologies to be held at Kunsthall Trondheim. It will offer the possibility of strengthening the curatorial line in collaboration with local a...
    Wistreich Miriam
    Denmark
    2 000 EUR
    10 days of work in Trondheim, Norway with the purpose of researching & organising a symposium on local water ecologies to be held at Kunsthall Trondheim. It will offer the possibility of strengthening the curatorial line in collaboration with local actors and strengthening ties between DK/NO.
  • 2017/02
    A journey to Reykjavík, Iceland to attend a research residency hosted by Reykjavík Dance Festival as a part of the choreographic research project EXPRESSIONS: the power and politics of expectations in dance.
    Habib Mia
    Norway
    1 420 EUR
    A journey to Reykjavík, Iceland to attend a research residency hosted by Reykjavík Dance Festival as a part of the choreographic research project EXPRESSIONS: the power and politics of expectations in dance.
  • 2017/02
    I have been invited to work in front of visitors and people with my mobile and sustainable art around the town of Porvoo, in the first edition of Porvoo Triennale and present my public and sculptural objet-trouvé painting conducted as a performance....
    Stampe Joakim
    Sweden
    1 560 EUR
    I have been invited to work in front of visitors and people with my mobile and sustainable art around the town of Porvoo, in the first edition of Porvoo Triennale and present my public and sculptural objet-trouvé painting conducted as a performance.It´s an expedition with an unknown destination!
  • 2017/02
    Two artists who wants to participate in a art in nature project on a top of a mountain in Norway. An unique experience with difficult conditions.
    Greger Ståhlgren och Hannah Streefkerk
    Sweden
    3 180 EUR
    Two artists who wants to participate in a art in nature project on a top of a mountain in Norway. An unique experience with difficult conditions.
  • 2017/02
    The purpose of the travel is to co - produce an exhibition programme together with Silence Project and the Nordic House in Iceland. As a curator & artist and the performer of the Silence Meal I will be in charge of the implementation and developmen...
    Backman - Schaper Nina
    Finland
    1 800 EUR
    The purpose of the travel is to co - produce an exhibition programme together with Silence Project and the Nordic House in Iceland. As a curator & artist and the performer of the Silence Meal I will be in charge of the implementation and development of the collaboration with all partners.
  • 2017/02
    I will participate at the Porvoo Triennal 2017 with 100 drawings which will be exhibited at the Porvoo Konsthall. I visited Porvoo already 2016 to make a "test-run/test-video" with a "dance drawing line machine" work me and a Finnish Dancer from Porv...
    RAsimus john
    Sweden
    1 260 EUR
    I will participate at the Porvoo Triennal 2017 with 100 drawings which will be exhibited at the Porvoo Konsthall. I visited Porvoo already 2016 to make a "test-run/test-video" with a "dance drawing line machine" work me and a Finnish Dancer from Porvoo made and probably will try make it again 2017
  • 2017/02
    Different cities of Europe are brought together through seven and more to be seen video sequences. The video sequences are designed to bring together the visual and live improvisation to a common view, which creates scope for interpretation during li...
    City Mirage
    Finland
    1 800 EUR
    Different cities of Europe are brought together through seven and more to be seen video sequences. The video sequences are designed to bring together the visual and live improvisation to a common view, which creates scope for interpretation during live improvisation.
  • 2017/02
    Sabotanic Garden's group residency + sound art and performance workshop + concert at Supersonicum Gallery _ Viljandi - Estonia
    Sabotanic Garden
    Finland
    500 EUR
    Sabotanic Garden's group residency + sound art and performance workshop + concert at Supersonicum Gallery _ Viljandi - Estonia
  • 2017/02
    Elin&Keino is participating OpenART Örebro biennale in Sweden with an installation Artificial Astronomy. The work consists of 7 star constellations from the Northern Hemisphere. The installation deals with the ecological problem of light pollution.
    Elin&Keino
    Finland
    1 800 EUR
    Elin&Keino is participating OpenART Örebro biennale in Sweden with an installation Artificial Astronomy. The work consists of 7 star constellations from the Northern Hemisphere. The installation deals with the ecological problem of light pollution.
  • 2017/02
    Film SPOON will be on efforts society investing in the creation of a plastic spoon, which effortlessly can be thrown out. As Norway has oil (but we in Latvia don’t) some important steps of “birth of the spoon” I want to shoot in Norway.
    Pakalnina Laila
    Latvia
    2 100 EUR
    Film SPOON will be on efforts society investing in the creation of a plastic spoon, which effortlessly can be thrown out. As Norway has oil (but we in Latvia don’t) some important steps of “birth of the spoon” I want to shoot in Norway.
  • 2017/02
    Oksasenkatu 11 gallery working group members’ visit and artistic intervention to ID:I gallery in Stockholm.
    oksasenkatu11
    Finland
    1 800 EUR
    Oksasenkatu 11 gallery working group members’ visit and artistic intervention to ID:I gallery in Stockholm.
  • 2017/02
    During the residency in ‘Pikene på Broen’ I will be looking for corresponding physical and voice expression, sound and visual material with the body in its centre as a material for our dance concert/physical opera "Cult of Busy".
    Leth Nielsen Katrine Elise
    Denmark
    2 000 EUR
    During the residency in ‘Pikene på Broen’ I will be looking for corresponding physical and voice expression, sound and visual material with the body in its centre as a material for our dance concert/physical opera "Cult of Busy".
  • 2017/02
    Artist in residency at Elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm to start a project on reproduction of non-idiomatic musical language with generative playback methods.
    Hyvärinen Lauri
    Finland
    1 600 EUR
    Artist in residency at Elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm to start a project on reproduction of non-idiomatic musical language with generative playback methods.
  • 2017/02
    Travel to Hanko (FI) to participate in Le Petit Festival de Theatre in 23-28 th of August 2017 and make 2 new performance works and show the video installation MAHAPRALAYA. To continue the conversation what it means to be hU_mAn.
    Broms Gustaf
    Sweden
    1 120 EUR
    Travel to Hanko (FI) to participate in Le Petit Festival de Theatre in 23-28 th of August 2017 and make 2 new performance works and show the video installation MAHAPRALAYA. To continue the conversation what it means to be hU_mAn.
  • 2017/02
    I travel to Estonia where I'll take a part in Finno Ugri Film Festival, FUFF. A short experimental movie that I shot in summer 2016 been selected in program in there. I will present my movie to the public and the press there. I take part in a script...
    Ala Sami
    Finland
    150 EUR
    I travel to Estonia where I'll take a part in Finno Ugri Film Festival, FUFF. A short experimental movie that I shot in summer 2016 been selected in program in there. I will present my movie to the public and the press there. I take part in a script workshop, which is part of the festival.
  • 2017/02
    A journey to Reykjavík, Iceland to attend a research residency hosted by Reykjavík Dance Festival as a part of the choreographic research project EXPRESSIONS: the power and politics of expectations in dance.
    Stentebjerg Marie-Louise
    Denmark
    1 800 EUR
    A journey to Reykjavík, Iceland to attend a research residency hosted by Reykjavík Dance Festival as a part of the choreographic research project EXPRESSIONS: the power and politics of expectations in dance.
  • 2017/02
    Research period for collaborative artistic project between the Erna E. Skúladóttir (IS) and Karin Blomgren (SE). Project period in Iceland to look at geological transformations and ways to apply geomorphic processes to our work with large scale cla...
    Blomgren Karin
    Norway
    1 700 EUR
    Research period for collaborative artistic project between the Erna E. Skúladóttir (IS) and Karin Blomgren (SE). Project period in Iceland to look at geological transformations and ways to apply geomorphic processes to our work with large scale clay installations.
  • 2017/02
    The purpose is to travel to Iceland to take part in the international transdisciplinary art-project "Cycle – Sovereign | Colony", where the public, artists and scholars will exchange knowledge and experiences to probe the meaning of the Icelandic c...
    Borregaard Andreas
    Denmark
    1 280 EUR
    The purpose is to travel to Iceland to take part in the international transdisciplinary art-project "Cycle – Sovereign | Colony", where the public, artists and scholars will exchange knowledge and experiences to probe the meaning of the Icelandic centenary for today’s W-Nordic societies.
  • 2017/02
    "Conversation II: Family, art, work, surroundings" Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen. The artists in the show raise questions about the traditional production of the object of art, and they redirect our attention to processual and performative s...
    Tirén Johan
    Sweden
    1 400 EUR
    "Conversation II: Family, art, work, surroundings" Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen. The artists in the show raise questions about the traditional production of the object of art, and they redirect our attention to processual and performative strategies and considerations about what art can be
  • 2017/02
    To gather knowledge from culture workers, politicians and academics to get an insight into the Lithuanian Independence movement, which will give me tools to understand and review the historical and political document "The Gotland Communiqué" and its...
    Johansson Ingela
    Sweden
    830 EUR
    To gather knowledge from culture workers, politicians and academics to get an insight into the Lithuanian Independence movement, which will give me tools to understand and review the historical and political document "The Gotland Communiqué" and its impact before the independence 1989.
  • 2017/02
    The artist Julia Giertz (SE) has been invited by the choreographers Nele Suisalu and Maarja Tõnisson (EE) to participate in the research AffectSpace at MIMstuudios, Tallinn. The invitation also includes a performance at MIMstuudios, where Giertz wil...
    Giertz Julia
    Sweden
    1 200 EUR
    The artist Julia Giertz (SE) has been invited by the choreographers Nele Suisalu and Maarja Tõnisson (EE) to participate in the research AffectSpace at MIMstuudios, Tallinn. The invitation also includes a performance at MIMstuudios, where Giertz will present her multichannel work ”Sound as Touch”.
  • 2017/02
    Duo Hellqvist/Munk are presenting their project Living Pictures at SPOR Festival 2018. The work is to developed with me as the composer resulting in a work using film projectors creating a onstage cinematic sound- landscape. The work will be devel...
    schwanenflügel piasecki Lasse
    Denmark
    1 040 EUR
    Duo Hellqvist/Munk are presenting their project Living Pictures at SPOR Festival 2018. The work is to developed with me as the composer resulting in a work using film projectors creating a onstage cinematic sound- landscape. The work will be developed through 3 workshops during 2017-18.
  • 2017/02
    Spindrift Theatre's residency for MEN (working title) performance project at Tjarnarbio, Reykjavik in June 2017.
    Spindrift Theatre
    Iceland
    5 400 EUR
    Spindrift Theatre's residency for MEN (working title) performance project at Tjarnarbio, Reykjavik in June 2017.
  • 2017/02
    For Kunsthall Trondheim’s EARTHLINGS UNITE! curated by Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, I create site-respondent video work that investigates how to perform geochronology within the local ecosystem. At the exhibition opening, I perform BLÅSK...
    Rawlings Angela
    Iceland
    1 930 EUR
    For Kunsthall Trondheim’s EARTHLINGS UNITE! curated by Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, I create site-respondent video work that investigates how to perform geochronology within the local ecosystem. At the exhibition opening, I perform BLÅSKJELL I BIOCIDE and participate in an artist talk.
  • 2017/02
    To bring Humanity-ish -working group from Finland to Sweden to make connections and also perform and facilitate the performance “In between - a Light comedy about Abortion and Euthanasia”.
    Humanity-ish
    Finland
    2 240 EUR
    To bring Humanity-ish -working group from Finland to Sweden to make connections and also perform and facilitate the performance “In between - a Light comedy about Abortion and Euthanasia”.
  • 2017/02
    We have been offered a residence in Finland's biggest circus creation center with the project The ordinary Circus Girl for december 6 - 15 2017. The purpose is to research on connecting VR technology and circus movements. All to finalise the circus ...
    Fheel Concepts
    Finland
    9 600 EUR
    We have been offered a residence in Finland's biggest circus creation center with the project The ordinary Circus Girl for december 6 - 15 2017. The purpose is to research on connecting VR technology and circus movements. All to finalise the circus scenes to be filmed based on the manuscript.
  • 2017/02
    Duo Hellqvist/Munk are presenting their project Living Pictures at SPOR Festival 2018, a collaboration with composer Lasse Schwanenflügel Piasecki resulting in a work using film projectors creating a onstage cinematic sound-landscape. The work wi...
    Munk Larsen Frederik
    Denmark
    1 180 EUR
    Duo Hellqvist/Munk are presenting their project Living Pictures at SPOR Festival 2018, a collaboration with composer Lasse Schwanenflügel Piasecki resulting in a work using film projectors creating a onstage cinematic sound-landscape. The work will be developed through 3 workshops during 2017-18.
  • 2017/02
    I apply for funding to work 10 days in Trondheim, Norway, where I am curating an exhibition with a liveprgram at Kunsthall Trondheim. It will offer the possibility of strengthening the curating together with the kunsthalle and the artists, expand my ...
    Antonsen Dea
    Denmark
    2 000 EUR
    I apply for funding to work 10 days in Trondheim, Norway, where I am curating an exhibition with a liveprgram at Kunsthall Trondheim. It will offer the possibility of strengthening the curating together with the kunsthalle and the artists, expand my professional network and get new public exposure.
  • 2017/02
    The purposes of the trip to Finland are research, collaboration with the curator and local experts and preparing a new artwork. Project "Case 13" deals with the topics of Estonian pendulum workers and with the Finns who are carrying a great amount of...
    Koplimets Karel
    Estonia
    1 500 EUR
    The purposes of the trip to Finland are research, collaboration with the curator and local experts and preparing a new artwork. Project "Case 13" deals with the topics of Estonian pendulum workers and with the Finns who are carrying a great amount of cheap liquor overseas.
  • 2017/02
    I have been invited to create a site-specific art installation at Kunsthall Trondheim and to deliver a performative lecture. Travelling to Norway to participate in this exhibition offers me the opportunity to reach new audiences with my artwork and t...
    Lee Rosemary
    Denmark
    2 000 EUR
    I have been invited to create a site-specific art installation at Kunsthall Trondheim and to deliver a performative lecture. Travelling to Norway to participate in this exhibition offers me the opportunity to reach new audiences with my artwork and to exchange with local artists and curators.
  • 2017/02
    To attend Nordic Planetarium Association's symposium in Lund, Sweden in September 2017 to present experimental planetarium film projects and strengthen Nordic collaboration.
    Renaissance Cinema
    Finland
    1 560 EUR
    To attend Nordic Planetarium Association's symposium in Lund, Sweden in September 2017 to present experimental planetarium film projects and strengthen Nordic collaboration.
  • 2017/02
    The travel of group member and curator of Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, Elena Ortiz, will serve to participate in networking activities related to the upcoming exhibition at Kunsthall Trondheim, and also to initiate future collaborations wit...
    Ortíz Elena
    Denmark
    1 150 EUR
    The travel of group member and curator of Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, Elena Ortiz, will serve to participate in networking activities related to the upcoming exhibition at Kunsthall Trondheim, and also to initiate future collaborations with actors based in Trondheim.
  • 2017/02
    Danish performance theater Sew Flunk Fury Wit like to take our prizewinning and Reumert nominated neo-puppetry opera STØV to festivial Musikal i Teten Oslo nov. 2017, as well as we would like to give lectures and artist talks about our exquisite hyb...
    Sew Flunk Fury Wit
    Denmark
    1 500 EUR
    Danish performance theater Sew Flunk Fury Wit like to take our prizewinning and Reumert nominated neo-puppetry opera STØV to festivial Musikal i Teten Oslo nov. 2017, as well as we would like to give lectures and artist talks about our exquisite hybrid stageartform and its developement.
  • 2017/02
    From 1st of October to 19of October I will travel to Longyearbyen in order to take part in Autumn 2017 Arctic residency program. On the Arctic ship I will go to the North Pole and work on the photographic project that deals with the concept of landsc...
    Gabalina Iveta
    Latvia
    2 050 EUR
    From 1st of October to 19of October I will travel to Longyearbyen in order to take part in Autumn 2017 Arctic residency program. On the Arctic ship I will go to the North Pole and work on the photographic project that deals with the concept of landscape and disappearance.
  • 2017/02
    Visit to Bergen, Norway to meet Norwegian composers and conductors working in the field of contemporary, classical music.
    Schreiber Casper
    Denmark
    770 EUR
    Visit to Bergen, Norway to meet Norwegian composers and conductors working in the field of contemporary, classical music.
  • 2017/02
    Duo Hellqvist/Munk are presenting their project Living Pictures at SPOR Festival 2018, a collaboration with composer Lasse Schwanenflügel Piasecki resulting in a work using film projectors creating a onstage cinematic landscape. The work will be dev...
    Hellqvist Karin
    Sweden
    950 EUR
    Duo Hellqvist/Munk are presenting their project Living Pictures at SPOR Festival 2018, a collaboration with composer Lasse Schwanenflügel Piasecki resulting in a work using film projectors creating a onstage cinematic landscape. The work will be developed through 3 workshops during 2017-18.
  • 2017/02
    The objective of the trip is to take part in a creative workshop on the island of Nurmes, Finland from 15-20 August, 2017, organized by poet and illustrator Alicja Rosé, in collaboration with the City council of Rauma.
    Vevere Eva
    Latvia
    1 020 EUR
    The objective of the trip is to take part in a creative workshop on the island of Nurmes, Finland from 15-20 August, 2017, organized by poet and illustrator Alicja Rosé, in collaboration with the City council of Rauma.
  • 2017/02
    "Green Land" is a four piece land-art project captured through one continues art-movie depicting the four elements (earth, water, air and fire) set in the pristine Greenlandic wilderness. The ambition of the project is to question the human impact on...
    Midtbø Kalseth Arild
    Denmark
    2 900 EUR
    "Green Land" is a four piece land-art project captured through one continues art-movie depicting the four elements (earth, water, air and fire) set in the pristine Greenlandic wilderness. The ambition of the project is to question the human impact on these landscapes and stir a debate on the topic.
  • 2017/02
    Finnish contemporary dance group MP-kollektiivi will collaborate with the Estonian choreographer Svetlana Grigorjeva and other dancers 12th to 18th June 2017. They will create together a piece "Trash lake - Tallinn edition" which will be performed in...
    MP-kollektiivi
    Finland
    1 660 EUR
    Finnish contemporary dance group MP-kollektiivi will collaborate with the Estonian choreographer Svetlana Grigorjeva and other dancers 12th to 18th June 2017. They will create together a piece "Trash lake - Tallinn edition" which will be performed in Tallinn Art Week 17th of July 2017.
  • 2017/02
    A collaborative moving image project that combines the usage of 16mm film and digital post-production technologies. The project approaches particular sites in the Disko area, Greenland, as prisms through which to explore a current political economy o...
    T_ZennerE_laCour
    Sweden
    6 400 EUR
    A collaborative moving image project that combines the usage of 16mm film and digital post-production technologies. The project approaches particular sites in the Disko area, Greenland, as prisms through which to explore a current political economy of image- and knowledge production in the Arctic.
  • 2017/02
    During the residency in ‘Pikene på Broen’ I will be looking for corresponding physical and voice expression, sound and visual material with the body in its centre as a material for our dance concert/physical opera "Cult of Busy".
    Petersen Tobias Shaw
    Norway
    2 100 EUR
    During the residency in ‘Pikene på Broen’ I will be looking for corresponding physical and voice expression, sound and visual material with the body in its centre as a material for our dance concert/physical opera "Cult of Busy".
  • 2017/02
    The main idea of the project is for dancers / choreographers to network and discover new ideas, opportunities and identify ways how to continue developing the artistic qualities and artistic existence of a dancer / choreographer after the age of 50.
    Leinan-Hermo Solveig
    Norway
    840 EUR
    The main idea of the project is for dancers / choreographers to network and discover new ideas, opportunities and identify ways how to continue developing the artistic qualities and artistic existence of a dancer / choreographer after the age of 50.
  • 2017/02
    Replay/Omspelning is a collective writing experiment organised by Lena Séraphin and curated by Juha-Heikki Tihinen. 10 visual artists will participate by recording various experiences and observations in the moment. The event will take place in Eken...
    Gomm Ulrika
    Sweden
    900 EUR
    Replay/Omspelning is a collective writing experiment organised by Lena Séraphin and curated by Juha-Heikki Tihinen. 10 visual artists will participate by recording various experiences and observations in the moment. The event will take place in Ekenäs, Tammisaari, during a week in August 2017.
  • 2017/02
    The aim of the trip is 1) to perform in the Festival - especially by runosong and karelian yoik, and 2) to open opprturnities for Ethno Music Festival Sommelo and Runosong Academy on Finnish side, and Nuuk Nordic Festival, and ICC Greenland on the Gr...
    Pekka Huttu-Hiltunen, Maari Kallberg & Kaisa Ristiluoma
    Finland
    4 800 EUR
    The aim of the trip is 1) to perform in the Festival - especially by runosong and karelian yoik, and 2) to open opprturnities for Ethno Music Festival Sommelo and Runosong Academy on Finnish side, and Nuuk Nordic Festival, and ICC Greenland on the Greenlandic side to cooperate in future.
  • 2017/02
    I will be traveling to Lithuania in July of 2017 in order to participate in an open air art program designed to support both the local artistic community as well as provide a creative space for the development of work for international artists.
    Åkesson Markus
    Sweden
    350 EUR
    I will be traveling to Lithuania in July of 2017 in order to participate in an open air art program designed to support both the local artistic community as well as provide a creative space for the development of work for international artists.
  • 2017/02
    To bring the Danish members of the Danish-Finnish "Bloody Rooster Band" to perform in Kihaus Folk Festival, Rääkkylä, Eastern Finland.
    The Bloody Rooster Band
    Denmark
    4 500 EUR
    To bring the Danish members of the Danish-Finnish "Bloody Rooster Band" to perform in Kihaus Folk Festival, Rääkkylä, Eastern Finland.
  • 2017/01
    The purpose of the travel is for Bryndís Björnsdóttir to develop a new performance for the exhibition WHEN THE SEA LOOKS BACK at NIDA Art Colony, Lithuania. The performance will be based on Iceland's national personification the Mountain Woman.
    Björnsdóttir Bryndís
    Iceland
    1 070 EUR
    The purpose of the travel is for Bryndís Björnsdóttir to develop a new performance for the exhibition WHEN THE SEA LOOKS BACK at NIDA Art Colony, Lithuania. The performance will be based on Iceland's national personification the Mountain Woman.
  • 2017/01
    Travel destination- Helsinki, Finland. The main focus of my visit is to work with choreographer, lighting designer and sound designer discussing and experimenting in order to find the best solution for main character's costume that would convey idea ...
    Peciukonyte Sarune
    Lithuania
    900 EUR
    Travel destination- Helsinki, Finland. The main focus of my visit is to work with choreographer, lighting designer and sound designer discussing and experimenting in order to find the best solution for main character's costume that would convey idea of dance solo piece “The WEDDING all by myself”.
  • 2017/01
    To facilitates and maintains the practice of traditional filmmaking in the Nordic regions, but also to foster dialogue and exchange between the three countries through hands¬on workshops and development of a larger nordic network for analogue film.
    _project: framed spaces_
    Iceland
    1 340 EUR
    To facilitates and maintains the practice of traditional filmmaking in the Nordic regions, but also to foster dialogue and exchange between the three countries through hands¬on workshops and development of a larger nordic network for analogue film.
  • 2017/01
    I plan to travel to Högom and Nämforsen, northern Sweden, to do field work in prehistoric sites for a novel set in iron age.
    Kangasvuo Jenny
    Finland
    1 240 EUR
    I plan to travel to Högom and Nämforsen, northern Sweden, to do field work in prehistoric sites for a novel set in iron age.
  • 2017/01
    The purpose of my travel is to have an insight to the Icelandic art scene as well as find artists who could participate in the exhibition CLOUDBUSTERS: INTENSITY & INTENTION, the next 17th Tallinn Print Triennial in 2018.
    Säde Lehni Margit
    Estonia
    1 860 EUR
    The purpose of my travel is to have an insight to the Icelandic art scene as well as find artists who could participate in the exhibition CLOUDBUSTERS: INTENSITY & INTENTION, the next 17th Tallinn Print Triennial in 2018.
  • 2017/01
    A5 as a group will travel to Tallinn, Eastland to participate in the 7:th Tallinn applied arts triennial. We will participate with a performance in the main exhibition at the Museum of applied arts in Tallinn. A5 will also give a lecture as a part of...
    Afive
    Sweden
    2 220 EUR
    A5 as a group will travel to Tallinn, Eastland to participate in the 7:th Tallinn applied arts triennial. We will participate with a performance in the main exhibition at the Museum of applied arts in Tallinn. A5 will also give a lecture as a part of the satellite program of the triennial.
  • 2017/01
    To facilitate an 'idea developing workshop' for local artists in the Cirkuliacija, educational contemporary circus festival in Kaunas, Lithuania
    Rask Oskar
    Finland
    880 EUR
    To facilitate an 'idea developing workshop' for local artists in the Cirkuliacija, educational contemporary circus festival in Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 2017/01
    We are applying for a travel grant for doing a solo show and an artist talk at DIGITALISEUM Gallery of Contemporary Digital Art in Malmö. The exhibition is planned on the period of 22nd April to 3rd of June 2017.
    Varvara & Mar
    Estonia
    2 140 EUR
    We are applying for a travel grant for doing a solo show and an artist talk at DIGITALISEUM Gallery of Contemporary Digital Art in Malmö. The exhibition is planned on the period of 22nd April to 3rd of June 2017.
  • 2017/01
    The purpose of the travel is to perform the piece "Vērpete" (awarded the 2016 “Latvian Theatre Award - Spēlmaņu Nakts”). in four different locations in Rural Latvia together with dancer and choreographer Krišjānis Sants (LT)
    Eriksson Erik
    Sweden
    1 050 EUR
    The purpose of the travel is to perform the piece "Vērpete" (awarded the 2016 “Latvian Theatre Award - Spēlmaņu Nakts”). in four different locations in Rural Latvia together with dancer and choreographer Krišjānis Sants (LT)
  • 2017/01
    The circus company Tanter with the show "Vixen" are invited to come and perform at Kristofferskolan in Bromma 28th of April, the show is for the gymnasium students, on the 29th we will do one show open for audience. This is a first try-out for a scho...
    Tanter
    Norway
    3 040 EUR
    The circus company Tanter with the show "Vixen" are invited to come and perform at Kristofferskolan in Bromma 28th of April, the show is for the gymnasium students, on the 29th we will do one show open for audience. This is a first try-out for a school-audience. How will it received by the students?
  • 2017/01
    Translate the value of forest into value of art. Develop already initiated relations with Seniorsnickarna at Vasa, private forest owners, and (AiR) Platform. A result of this trip and collaboration can be a Twinning forest (vänskog) for art between ...
    Svensson Nina
    Sweden
    1 500 EUR
    Translate the value of forest into value of art. Develop already initiated relations with Seniorsnickarna at Vasa, private forest owners, and (AiR) Platform. A result of this trip and collaboration can be a Twinning forest (vänskog) for art between Västernorrland SE and Österbotten FI.
  • 2017/01
    In collaboration with the Latvian scenographer Liene Pavlovska and actors Arturs Putnins and Vilnis Birins, director Mareike Dobewall will create a site-specific performance at NOASS (Riga) based on different origins and meanings of the word "disappo...
    Dobewall Mareike
    Norway
    1 100 EUR
    In collaboration with the Latvian scenographer Liene Pavlovska and actors Arturs Putnins and Vilnis Birins, director Mareike Dobewall will create a site-specific performance at NOASS (Riga) based on different origins and meanings of the word "disappointment".
  • 2017/01
    In our network „Starting from Scratch“ we will share knowledge, to generate new impact for all of the participants and to keep analogue film accessible to a bigger audience and to bring this to our own region and nation wide.
    Schipschack Sarah
    Norway
    1 240 EUR
    In our network „Starting from Scratch“ we will share knowledge, to generate new impact for all of the participants and to keep analogue film accessible to a bigger audience and to bring this to our own region and nation wide.
  • 2017/01
    The aim of the trip is to conduct artistic research in specific sites in Aarhus, Denmark. This trip is part of the project Transparence Resistance, Hidden in plain sight, a newly initiated exchange program between three Nordic countries. The researc...
    transparence
    Sweden
    4 000 EUR
    The aim of the trip is to conduct artistic research in specific sites in Aarhus, Denmark. This trip is part of the project Transparence Resistance, Hidden in plain sight, a newly initiated exchange program between three Nordic countries. The research will culminate in an exhibition in each country.
  • 2017/01
    As the curator of the group show "Groundhog Day", presented at SIC in Helsinki, I will be in charge of, and oversee the installation of the exhibition, which involves about ten artists from the Baltic Sea Region and beyond. During opening weekend sev...
    Nilsson Andreas
    Sweden
    1 420 EUR
    As the curator of the group show "Groundhog Day", presented at SIC in Helsinki, I will be in charge of, and oversee the installation of the exhibition, which involves about ten artists from the Baltic Sea Region and beyond. During opening weekend several performances will also be presented.
  • 2017/01
    I am invited on behalf of Nordic Forum for Dance Research to give a workshop-presentation as part of the “Dance & Democracy” conference in Gothenburg 14th - 17th June 2017. I am applying for funding to cover travel- and accomodation expenses in o...
    Karolina Ginman och arbetsgrupp
    Finland
    780 EUR
    I am invited on behalf of Nordic Forum for Dance Research to give a workshop-presentation as part of the “Dance & Democracy” conference in Gothenburg 14th - 17th June 2017. I am applying for funding to cover travel- and accomodation expenses in order to be able to take part in the conference.
  • 2017/01
    The travel is meant for preparation and research for sitespecific artprojects in the public space, with the aim of presenting several exhibitions in all the hosting countries in 2018 . The norwegian artists are invited by RAM galleri in Norway (also ...
    NORWEGIAN ARTISTS /Transparence Resistance-Hidden in Plain Sight
    Norway
    4 560 EUR
    The travel is meant for preparation and research for sitespecific artprojects in the public space, with the aim of presenting several exhibitions in all the hosting countries in 2018 . The norwegian artists are invited by RAM galleri in Norway (also applied for funding through Nordic Culture fund)
  • 2017/01
    The CCE network is working with arts and culture in ECEC. The exchange of good practice across Nordic / Baltic borders between artist and cultural disseminators is of great importance, because there are different national approaches to involve arts a...
    Davidsdottir Maria
    Iceland
    1 250 EUR
    The CCE network is working with arts and culture in ECEC. The exchange of good practice across Nordic / Baltic borders between artist and cultural disseminators is of great importance, because there are different national approaches to involve arts and culture in ECEC.
  • 2017/01
    Participation in Nordic printmaking workshop EDIT>COLOUR SETTINGS, organized by Trykkeriet, Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Bergen. Focus of the workshop is sharing artistic experience and knowledge, learning new techniques and producing new b...
    Rekula Heli
    Finland
    1 910 EUR
    Participation in Nordic printmaking workshop EDIT>COLOUR SETTINGS, organized by Trykkeriet, Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Bergen. Focus of the workshop is sharing artistic experience and knowledge, learning new techniques and producing new body of work using the methods of heliogravure.
  • 2017/01
    The purpose of this application is to send an editor from a small publishing house in Greenland to a school trade fair in Denmark. This is the first time we have that opportunity, as we have never been invited to this before. The goal is to showcase ...
    Kondrup Julie
    Greenland
    2 650 EUR
    The purpose of this application is to send an editor from a small publishing house in Greenland to a school trade fair in Denmark. This is the first time we have that opportunity, as we have never been invited to this before. The goal is to showcase our own books and be inspired by others.
  • 2017/01
    The purpose of this travel is to make a large-scale solo presentation and an artist talk in an artist-run gallery Sic in Helsinki. The presentation will take place in the framework of the ARS17 festival, organized by KIASMA, in the beginning of Augus...
    Pakui Hardware
    Lithuania
    1 240 EUR
    The purpose of this travel is to make a large-scale solo presentation and an artist talk in an artist-run gallery Sic in Helsinki. The presentation will take place in the framework of the ARS17 festival, organized by KIASMA, in the beginning of August, 2017.
  • 2017/01
    Development of an Estonian-Latvian performance project CONNEXT in an immersive creative rural setting in contact with local artists and local audiences in a reciprocally enriching process.
    connext
    Estonia
    2 840 EUR
    Development of an Estonian-Latvian performance project CONNEXT in an immersive creative rural setting in contact with local artists and local audiences in a reciprocally enriching process.
  • 2017/01
    Installation and opening of art photography exhibition in Kjøllefjord of work done in the area, as well as artist talk, teaching of workshop and continuation of the production of an art project.
    Posselt Lærke
    Denmark
    2 100 EUR
    Installation and opening of art photography exhibition in Kjøllefjord of work done in the area, as well as artist talk, teaching of workshop and continuation of the production of an art project.
  • 2017/01
    In April I am visiting Iceland to present my brand new record with my trio "Richard Andersson Icelandic Trio" featuring two of Iceland's most important jazz musicians, Oskar Gudjonsson and Mattias Hemstock. We will be touring in Reykjavik and the nor...
    Andersson Richard Gudmundur
    Denmark
    1 700 EUR
    In April I am visiting Iceland to present my brand new record with my trio "Richard Andersson Icelandic Trio" featuring two of Iceland's most important jazz musicians, Oskar Gudjonsson and Mattias Hemstock. We will be touring in Reykjavik and the north-northwest side of iceland.
  • 2017/01
    The organizers of Riga Photography Biennial have invited me as art critic and curator to come to Latvia to participate as one of the spokesperson in international public discussion about new photography scene in Europe and its questionable identity i...
    Krasuckaitė Gintarė
    Lithuania
    560 EUR
    The organizers of Riga Photography Biennial have invited me as art critic and curator to come to Latvia to participate as one of the spokesperson in international public discussion about new photography scene in Europe and its questionable identity in the context of contemporary art at large.
  • 2017/01
    Freedom of artistic expression and freedom of speech are matters, which affect all artists. How do these mechanisms of censorship work? How do these influence our work to a different degree depending on location? I want to work with a group of artis...
    Hapetzeder Felice
    Sweden
    900 EUR
    Freedom of artistic expression and freedom of speech are matters, which affect all artists. How do these mechanisms of censorship work? How do these influence our work to a different degree depending on location? I want to work with a group of artis to share practical examples and start a network.
  • 2017/01
    The main purpose of this trip (May 18-27, 2017) is to install and open the art exhibition Speak Nearby at Gerðasafn Art Museum in Iceland, which I am the curator of.
    dam malene
    Denmark
    1 700 EUR
    The main purpose of this trip (May 18-27, 2017) is to install and open the art exhibition Speak Nearby at Gerðasafn Art Museum in Iceland, which I am the curator of.
  • 2017/01
    Duo Jansen/Jüssi (NO/EST) and Hildur Dance Company (NO) are travelling to Akureyri (IS) 19th-28th of May to be a part of Vaka Folk Arts Festival 2017 and to do some school concerts and evening concerts in Akureyri and around.
    Kiwi Kvartett
    Norway
    2 640 EUR
    Duo Jansen/Jüssi (NO/EST) and Hildur Dance Company (NO) are travelling to Akureyri (IS) 19th-28th of May to be a part of Vaka Folk Arts Festival 2017 and to do some school concerts and evening concerts in Akureyri and around.
  • 2017/01
    The purpose of my travel is to participate in the land art exhibition "A Clear Day", at Nääs Slott, Sweden. 5 Nordic artists are invited to work on site. I am motivated by the theme; looking at migration in an historical context, and I enjoy develo...
    Wulff Lise
    Norway
    1 380 EUR
    The purpose of my travel is to participate in the land art exhibition "A Clear Day", at Nääs Slott, Sweden. 5 Nordic artists are invited to work on site. I am motivated by the theme; looking at migration in an historical context, and I enjoy developing outdoor art works, and meeting other artists.
  • 2017/01
    I want to participate in Kunst i Natur 2017 in Romsdal, Norway. It offers an opportunity to work in a spectacular place (Litlefjell) and can generate invitations to future projects. Meeting other nordic artists will be useful in my work as an organiz...
    Ekenger Helena
    Sweden
    1 760 EUR
    I want to participate in Kunst i Natur 2017 in Romsdal, Norway. It offers an opportunity to work in a spectacular place (Litlefjell) and can generate invitations to future projects. Meeting other nordic artists will be useful in my work as an organizer of a Nordic outdoor art project at Nääs Slott.
  • 2017/01
    The CCE network is working with arts and culture in ECEC. The exchange of good practice across Nordic / Baltic borders between artist and cultural disseminators is of great importance, because there are different national approaches to involve arts a...
    Kulturbarn
    Norway
    3 000 EUR
    The CCE network is working with arts and culture in ECEC. The exchange of good practice across Nordic / Baltic borders between artist and cultural disseminators is of great importance, because there are different national approaches to involve arts and culture in ECEC.
  • 2017/01
    The purpose of our travel is to organize a workshop and create a street theatre performance with a circus school Circus Stjerneskud in Bornholm Denmark mixing different fields of art, such as mask theatre, circus skills, music and dance.
    Strada
    Finland
    1 720 EUR
    The purpose of our travel is to organize a workshop and create a street theatre performance with a circus school Circus Stjerneskud in Bornholm Denmark mixing different fields of art, such as mask theatre, circus skills, music and dance.
  • 2017/01
    The purpose for this travel is to make research into places which will be at the focus for the artistic work 'Hidden In Plain Sight'.
    nordiskspanien19c
    Denmark
    4 800 EUR
    The purpose for this travel is to make research into places which will be at the focus for the artistic work 'Hidden In Plain Sight'.
  • 2017/01
    From January 13-22, 2018 I will visit Akusmata sound art gallery in Helsinki to present my solo exhibition named “Influx” and to collaborate with Finish media artists in live audio visual performance and Äänen Lumo- organization for promoting e...
    Rokis Martins
    Latvia
    1 650 EUR
    From January 13-22, 2018 I will visit Akusmata sound art gallery in Helsinki to present my solo exhibition named “Influx” and to collaborate with Finish media artists in live audio visual performance and Äänen Lumo- organization for promoting experimental music and sound art in Finland.
  • 2017/01
    Our art duet will visit Malakta Art Factory and work there for 10 days discussing and planing the possibility of screening our books "The Invisibles" and "Big City Violets" together.
    Nellie
    Lithuania
    3 000 EUR
    Our art duet will visit Malakta Art Factory and work there for 10 days discussing and planing the possibility of screening our books "The Invisibles" and "Big City Violets" together.
  • 2017/01
    We will participate in the Oslo Fjord Ecologies exhibition, curated by Kristin Bergaust in RAM gallery in Oslo, August 14 - 27, 2017. We will conduct workshop and introduce our new artwork – Fluctuations of Micro Worlds. It is as a part of The Swam...
    Rasa Smite & Raitis Smits
    Latvia
    4 200 EUR
    We will participate in the Oslo Fjord Ecologies exhibition, curated by Kristin Bergaust in RAM gallery in Oslo, August 14 - 27, 2017. We will conduct workshop and introduce our new artwork – Fluctuations of Micro Worlds. It is as a part of The Swamp Project, exploring Nordic wetland's ecosystems.
  • 2017/01
    The purpose of my travel is to continue working on the project "Time flies" with artist Barbara Simonsen and the CENTER FOR RUMTEKNIK in Aarhus. We are putting our project into testing in May, inviting audience to experience and reflect upon the work...
    Bjornsdottir Thoranna
    Iceland
    1 800 EUR
    The purpose of my travel is to continue working on the project "Time flies" with artist Barbara Simonsen and the CENTER FOR RUMTEKNIK in Aarhus. We are putting our project into testing in May, inviting audience to experience and reflect upon the work. http://www.teaterseachange.dk/time-flies
  • 2017/01
    Musical Workshops, to be lead by composer Ruta Vitkauskaite (LT), soprano Åsa Nordgren (SE), and violinist Anna Jalving (DK), with local communities of Aarhus with an aim to provoke a deep cultural exchange among the members of three Nordic states ...
    Nordgren Åsa
    Sweden
    1 800 EUR
    Musical Workshops, to be lead by composer Ruta Vitkauskaite (LT), soprano Åsa Nordgren (SE), and violinist Anna Jalving (DK), with local communities of Aarhus with an aim to provoke a deep cultural exchange among the members of three Nordic states (Lithuania, Sweden, and Denmark).
  • 2017/01
    Arctic Culture Lab. Kjøllefjord Northern Norway. The theme; Seilprojekt, are ooperation with local, creative, cultural associations.The focus is on coastal women, culture of high artistic quality. Seilprojektet will be traveling exhibition.12 artis...
    Enarsson Ingrid
    Sweden
    2 100 EUR
    Arctic Culture Lab. Kjøllefjord Northern Norway. The theme; Seilprojekt, are ooperation with local, creative, cultural associations.The focus is on coastal women, culture of high artistic quality. Seilprojektet will be traveling exhibition.12 artists, women from the world are invited.
  • 2017/01
    one man is performing short stories of his unsuccessful plans in life, about the schools he got to or the many jobs he had. At the Akureyri Art Museum
    Kristinsson Magnus Logi
    Finland
    980 EUR
    one man is performing short stories of his unsuccessful plans in life, about the schools he got to or the many jobs he had. At the Akureyri Art Museum
  • 2017/01
    In our network „Starting from Scratch“ we will share knowledge, to generate new impact for all of the participants and to keep analogue film accessible to a even bigger audience and to bring this to our own region and nation wide.
    Skarnulyte Emilija
    Norway
    1 140 EUR
    In our network „Starting from Scratch“ we will share knowledge, to generate new impact for all of the participants and to keep analogue film accessible to a even bigger audience and to bring this to our own region and nation wide.
  • 2017/01
    The CCE network is working with arts and culture in ECEC. The exchange of good practice across Nordic / Baltic borders between artist and cultural disseminators is of great importance, because there are different national approaches to involve arts a...
    Andersson Samuel
    Sweden
    920 EUR
    The CCE network is working with arts and culture in ECEC. The exchange of good practice across Nordic / Baltic borders between artist and cultural disseminators is of great importance, because there are different national approaches to involve arts and culture in ECEC.
  • 2017/01
    The CCE network is working with arts and culture in ECEC. The exchange of good practice across Nordic / Baltic borders between artist and cultural disseminators is of great importance, because there are different national approaches to involve arts a...
    Lundgren Jenny
    Sweden
    790 EUR
    The CCE network is working with arts and culture in ECEC. The exchange of good practice across Nordic / Baltic borders between artist and cultural disseminators is of great importance, because there are different national approaches to involve arts and culture in ECEC.
  • 2017/01
    The photographic work «Å blåsa kvitt» will be exhibited at the Nordic House in Reykjavik in October 2017. In addition to installing the show, I will further develop the project by photographing the Icelandic landscape and collect new material. I ...
    Ludvigsen Klara Sofie
    Norway
    1 700 EUR
    The photographic work «Å blåsa kvitt» will be exhibited at the Nordic House in Reykjavik in October 2017. In addition to installing the show, I will further develop the project by photographing the Icelandic landscape and collect new material. I will also meet and connect with local artists.
  • 2017/01
    My aim with this travel is to participate in the exhibition Groundhog Day at SIC, a non-profit, artist-run exhibition space in Helsinki, where I will present my installation Chroma Key Twine for the first time in the Nordic region.
    Andersson Christian
    Sweden
    1 280 EUR
    My aim with this travel is to participate in the exhibition Groundhog Day at SIC, a non-profit, artist-run exhibition space in Helsinki, where I will present my installation Chroma Key Twine for the first time in the Nordic region.
  • 2017/01
    The Icelandic collective RebelRebel is going to Stockholm to meet the group GLQ GLQ. The two groups plan to share their methods of work, exchange knowledge and experiences (artistically and production-wise), and work to build a concept for a planned ...
    Brynjarsson Snæbjörn
    Iceland
    1 420 EUR
    The Icelandic collective RebelRebel is going to Stockholm to meet the group GLQ GLQ. The two groups plan to share their methods of work, exchange knowledge and experiences (artistically and production-wise), and work to build a concept for a planned collective performance in 2018.
  • 2017/01
    To prepare an impossible event - a giant street party in Nuuk, Greenland in October 2017. Norwegian artist Tormod Carlsen, Ingeleiv Berstad and Kristin Helgebostad will be conducting a research and rehearsal trip to Nuuk in July to work with their lo...
    Norsk Landskapsteater
    Norway
    8 700 EUR
    To prepare an impossible event - a giant street party in Nuuk, Greenland in October 2017. Norwegian artist Tormod Carlsen, Ingeleiv Berstad and Kristin Helgebostad will be conducting a research and rehearsal trip to Nuuk in July to work with their local collaborators on the planning of the event.
  • 2017/01
    Rehearse and perform a program of three short newly written operas at Egnsteatret Undergrunden in Copenhagen.
    Hamrin Richard
    Sweden
    950 EUR
    Rehearse and perform a program of three short newly written operas at Egnsteatret Undergrunden in Copenhagen.
  • 2017/01
    The trip based on Lithuanian architects trip to Finland itinerary from 1964 will serve as a case study tracing the dissemination of architectural ideas defining the region. The 2016 trip will revisit modernist architecture and its influence on contem...
    baltoscandia
    Lithuania
    3 000 EUR
    The trip based on Lithuanian architects trip to Finland itinerary from 1964 will serve as a case study tracing the dissemination of architectural ideas defining the region. The 2016 trip will revisit modernist architecture and its influence on contemporary forms of spatial practices.
  • 2017/01
    Participating in the project "A Clear Day". Five land art artists will create outdoor art works according to the theme about migration.
    Hansen Mikael
    Denmark
    1 380 EUR
    Participating in the project "A Clear Day". Five land art artists will create outdoor art works according to the theme about migration.
  • 2017/01
    Duo Jansen/Jüssi (NO/EST) and Hildur Dance Company (NO) are travelling to Akureyri (IS) 19th-28th of May to be a part of Vaka Folk Arts Festival 2017 and to do some school concerts and evening concerts in Akureyri and around.
    Øverland Mathilde
    Norway
    1 220 EUR
    Duo Jansen/Jüssi (NO/EST) and Hildur Dance Company (NO) are travelling to Akureyri (IS) 19th-28th of May to be a part of Vaka Folk Arts Festival 2017 and to do some school concerts and evening concerts in Akureyri and around.
  • 2017/01
    A journey to Gothenburg Sweden to attend a Writing Movement Laboratory and the NOFOD conference to meet with artists, scholars, and other members of the dance and performance community in hopes of initiating conversations about possible future collab...
    Ketilsdóttir Steinunn
    Iceland
    1 600 EUR
    A journey to Gothenburg Sweden to attend a Writing Movement Laboratory and the NOFOD conference to meet with artists, scholars, and other members of the dance and performance community in hopes of initiating conversations about possible future collaborations and the potentialities there within.
  • 2017/01
    The organizers of Riga Photography Biennial have invited me as artist and docent to come to Latvia to participate as one of the spokesperson in international public discussion about new photography scene in Europe and its questionable identity in the...
    Kuusk Laura
    Estonia
    510 EUR
    The organizers of Riga Photography Biennial have invited me as artist and docent to come to Latvia to participate as one of the spokesperson in international public discussion about new photography scene in Europe and its questionable identity in the context of contemporary art at large.
  • 2017/01
    RaTaTam (awarded Art Group of Reykjavik 2017) investigates human nature and communication.They use the stage as a platform to open a discussion, burst the bubbles of society and give wings to beauty. The documentary play SUSS! aims to break the overw...
    RaTaTam
    Iceland
    9 000 EUR
    RaTaTam (awarded Art Group of Reykjavik 2017) investigates human nature and communication.They use the stage as a platform to open a discussion, burst the bubbles of society and give wings to beauty. The documentary play SUSS! aims to break the overwhelming silence that surrounds domestic violence.
  • 2017/01
    I have been invited by the Artists Association of Joensuu to be part of the "Northern Paradise"-workshop in Möhkö where I will produce a new body of work that will be exhibited at Möhkönvirta Contemporary Art Show in Finland this summer.
    Mügge Sebastian
    Sweden
    1 360 EUR
    I have been invited by the Artists Association of Joensuu to be part of the "Northern Paradise"-workshop in Möhkö where I will produce a new body of work that will be exhibited at Möhkönvirta Contemporary Art Show in Finland this summer.
  • 2017/01
    Hildur Dance Company (NO) and Duo Jansen/Jüssi (NO/EST) are travelling to Akureyri (IS) 19th-28th of May to be a part of Vaka Folk Arts Festival 2017 and to do some school concerts and evening concerts in Akureyri and around.
    Fjerdingøy Hilde
    Norway
    1 220 EUR
    Hildur Dance Company (NO) and Duo Jansen/Jüssi (NO/EST) are travelling to Akureyri (IS) 19th-28th of May to be a part of Vaka Folk Arts Festival 2017 and to do some school concerts and evening concerts in Akureyri and around.
  • 2017/01
    'Calling for the Others', workshop and sound installation, seeks ways to call on the others in a holistic way. The others who are called include all flora & fauna and everything in between, also technology. The project takes part in Agrikultura Trien...
    Keski-Korsu Mari
    Finland
    1 500 EUR
    'Calling for the Others', workshop and sound installation, seeks ways to call on the others in a holistic way. The others who are called include all flora & fauna and everything in between, also technology. The project takes part in Agrikultura Triennal in Malmö in summer 2017.
  • 2017/01
    I am travelling to Malmö in late May 2017 to present my piece Etsivä (The Detective)—originally commissioned by Kiasma for ARS17—at Lund University's Inter Arts Center.
    Straschnoy Axel
    Finland
    780 EUR
    I am travelling to Malmö in late May 2017 to present my piece Etsivä (The Detective)—originally commissioned by Kiasma for ARS17—at Lund University's Inter Arts Center.
  • 2017/01
    Musical Workshops, will be lead by composer Ruta Vitkauskaite (LT), soprano Åsa Nordgren (SE), and violinist Anna Jalving (DK), with the local communities of Aarhus with an aim to provoke a deep cultural exchange among the members of three Nordic s...
    Vitkauskaite Ruta
    Lithuania
    1 750 EUR
    Musical Workshops, will be lead by composer Ruta Vitkauskaite (LT), soprano Åsa Nordgren (SE), and violinist Anna Jalving (DK), with the local communities of Aarhus with an aim to provoke a deep cultural exchange among the members of three Nordic states (Lithuania, Sweden, and Denmark).
  • 2017/01
    We will take part in the exhibition “Groundhog Day” curated by Andreas Nilsson at Sic Gallery, Helsinki. Groundhog Day explores repetition, recurring patterns, rehearsal and time. We apply for this grant to be able to travel to, prepare our work ...
    GIDEONSSON/LONDRÉ
    Sweden
    3 400 EUR
    We will take part in the exhibition “Groundhog Day” curated by Andreas Nilsson at Sic Gallery, Helsinki. Groundhog Day explores repetition, recurring patterns, rehearsal and time. We apply for this grant to be able to travel to, prepare our work on site and partake in the opening of the exhibition.
  • 2017/01
    The CCE network is working with arts and culture in ECEC. The exchange of good practice across Nordic / Baltic borders between artist and cultural disseminators is of great importance, because there are different national approaches to involve arts a...
    Lundmark Jenny
    Sweden
    1 050 EUR
    The CCE network is working with arts and culture in ECEC. The exchange of good practice across Nordic / Baltic borders between artist and cultural disseminators is of great importance, because there are different national approaches to involve arts and culture in ECEC.
  • 2017/01
    The purpose of the travel is to bring DOP Signe Brooker, director Natalie Ciepiel & Alexander Ohrt and producers Aka Hansen & Maria Møller, to Nuuk for the preproduction of the Greenlandic/Danish webisode POLAR. The ambition is research and will as ...
    Polar
    Denmark
    10 700 EUR
    The purpose of the travel is to bring DOP Signe Brooker, director Natalie Ciepiel & Alexander Ohrt and producers Aka Hansen & Maria Møller, to Nuuk for the preproduction of the Greenlandic/Danish webisode POLAR. The ambition is research and will as well include a filmworkshop for young filmtalents.
  • 2017/01
    To perform at the VAKA FOLK ARTS FESTIVAL in Akureyri, presenting artistically material based on traditional Icelandic instrumental music. Giving workshops to local music schools in culture heritage, continuing my research and strengthen connection t...
    Bech Benjamin
    Denmark
    1 080 EUR
    To perform at the VAKA FOLK ARTS FESTIVAL in Akureyri, presenting artistically material based on traditional Icelandic instrumental music. Giving workshops to local music schools in culture heritage, continuing my research and strengthen connection to local actors for further exchange.
  • 2017/01
    “Listening to water” is a research-based artist project creating a public underwater recording station in the North Norwegian sea. Exploring the thresholds of perceptibility, through sound and body to ask: How do we relate to a body not our own? ...
    Harben Cal (Caitlin)
    Denmark
    2 000 EUR
    “Listening to water” is a research-based artist project creating a public underwater recording station in the North Norwegian sea. Exploring the thresholds of perceptibility, through sound and body to ask: How do we relate to a body not our own? How do we relate to soundscapes we do not inhabit?
  • 2017/01
    I am searching for people and plan to meet them who was connected by different wars or situations near by that. I will write down their stories in their own word. Its gives more personal feeling and get closer to history. It will be conceptual wor...
    Ruka Inta
    Latvia
    1 600 EUR
    I am searching for people and plan to meet them who was connected by different wars or situations near by that. I will write down their stories in their own word. Its gives more personal feeling and get closer to history. It will be conceptual work - photos and text .
  • 2017/01
    The Icelandic collective RebelRebel is going to Stockholm to meet the group GLQ GLQ. The two groups plan to share their methods of work, exchange knowledge and experiences (artistically and production-wise), and work to build a concept for a planned ...
    Bjarnarson Ragnheiður
    Iceland
    1 420 EUR
    The Icelandic collective RebelRebel is going to Stockholm to meet the group GLQ GLQ. The two groups plan to share their methods of work, exchange knowledge and experiences (artistically and production-wise), and work to build a concept for a planned collective performance in 2018.
  • 2017/01
    The purpose of my travel to Iceland is to further develop the joint Nordic art, design, and research project Northern Bumbling, to deepen and extend connections with collaborators on Iceland and to collect material for production of artistic work abo...
    Sjödin Erik
    Sweden
    1 700 EUR
    The purpose of my travel to Iceland is to further develop the joint Nordic art, design, and research project Northern Bumbling, to deepen and extend connections with collaborators on Iceland and to collect material for production of artistic work about relationships between humans and bees.
  • 2017/01
    I will participate in Back to Basics - a residency program in Finland. The purpose is to work and examine other individual´s view of life to gain in-depth information about human commonalities. My goal is to write a thesis where I argue for "humans ...
    Björk Carola
    Sweden
    1 500 EUR
    I will participate in Back to Basics - a residency program in Finland. The purpose is to work and examine other individual´s view of life to gain in-depth information about human commonalities. My goal is to write a thesis where I argue for "humans diversity as necessary for unity”.
  • 2017/01
    In 2017 6 visual artists are making two exhibitions in Sweden and Denmark, inspired by one of the fascinating figures of the renaissance, the gifted scientist Sophie Brahe. They exhibit at the two sites important to her life and work, at Ven - in Ven...
    Efterkommere
    Denmark
    3 480 EUR
    In 2017 6 visual artists are making two exhibitions in Sweden and Denmark, inspired by one of the fascinating figures of the renaissance, the gifted scientist Sophie Brahe. They exhibit at the two sites important to her life and work, at Ven - in Ven Kulturhus - and in Helsingør - in Kulturværftet.
  • 2017/01
    The travels to Stockholm serves the purpose of working with my colleague, Gabriel Säll, to further the studies of protestant - particularly Lutheran - influences on Scandinavian art.
    Høm Janus
    Denmark
    1 600 EUR
    The travels to Stockholm serves the purpose of working with my colleague, Gabriel Säll, to further the studies of protestant - particularly Lutheran - influences on Scandinavian art.
  • 2017/01
    Duo Jansen/Jüssi (NO/EST) and Hildur Dance Company (NO) are travelling to Akureyri (IS) 19th-28th of May to be a part of Vaka Folk Arts Festival 2017 and to do some school concerts and evening concerts in Akureyri and around.
    Gjendem Anna
    Norway
    1 320 EUR
    Duo Jansen/Jüssi (NO/EST) and Hildur Dance Company (NO) are travelling to Akureyri (IS) 19th-28th of May to be a part of Vaka Folk Arts Festival 2017 and to do some school concerts and evening concerts in Akureyri and around.
  • 2017/01
    Three Nordic theatre companies with a focus on diversity, inclusivity and minority representation have joined hands to workshop a theatre production with a vision of having multiple cultures share a stage to explore an Henrik Ibsen adapted version of...
    ACT
    Denmark
    2 760 EUR
    Three Nordic theatre companies with a focus on diversity, inclusivity and minority representation have joined hands to workshop a theatre production with a vision of having multiple cultures share a stage to explore an Henrik Ibsen adapted version of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE.
  • 2017/01
    Rehearse and perform a program of three short newly written operas at Egnsteatret Undergrunden in Copenhagen.
    Einarsdottir Elisabet
    Sweden
    850 EUR
    Rehearse and perform a program of three short newly written operas at Egnsteatret Undergrunden in Copenhagen.
  • 2017/01
    Performance trip to Revolve Performance Art Days at Uppsala Art Museum 8.-14.5. During my stay I will rehearse and perform a new performance piece in Uppsala Art Museum in collaboration with two local assistants.
    Kausalainen Essi
    Finland
    1 140 EUR
    Performance trip to Revolve Performance Art Days at Uppsala Art Museum 8.-14.5. During my stay I will rehearse and perform a new performance piece in Uppsala Art Museum in collaboration with two local assistants.
  • 2017/01
    From 12 of June to 20st of June I will travel to Kjollerfjord in order to continue my work on themes of disappearance and install my exhibition in Culture Bank organized by Arctic Culture Lab.
    Gabalina Iveta
    Latvia
    1 830 EUR
    From 12 of June to 20st of June I will travel to Kjollerfjord in order to continue my work on themes of disappearance and install my exhibition in Culture Bank organized by Arctic Culture Lab.
  • 2017/01
    Choreographer Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Dramaturg and Curator Alexander Roberts will come to Riga in April '17 upon the invitation of The New Theatre Institute of Latvia to realise their project Church of Dancy. Alexander will lead a workshop under ...
    AlexanderandÁsrún
    Iceland
    2 280 EUR
    Choreographer Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Dramaturg and Curator Alexander Roberts will come to Riga in April '17 upon the invitation of The New Theatre Institute of Latvia to realise their project Church of Dancy. Alexander will lead a workshop under the title 'Dramaturgy in the Age of the Performative'.
  • 2017/01
    Kaspars Groševs is participating in the exhibition Groundhog Day that will take place in SIC, Helsinki in December 2017. It explores repetition, recurring patterns, rehearsal and time, through works which many touch upon performative aspects as well...
    Groševs Kaspars
    Latvia
    1 320 EUR
    Kaspars Groševs is participating in the exhibition Groundhog Day that will take place in SIC, Helsinki in December 2017. It explores repetition, recurring patterns, rehearsal and time, through works which many touch upon performative aspects as well as a domestic and biological recognition.
  • 2017/01
    Rehearse and perform a program of three short newly written operas at Egnsteatret Undergrunden in Copenhagen.
    Jäger Åsa
    Sweden
    950 EUR
    Rehearse and perform a program of three short newly written operas at Egnsteatret Undergrunden in Copenhagen.
  • 2017/01
    Cooperation with Danish lacemakers for and exchange of bobbin lace master classes. New source of ideas and new knowledge. Presentation of Estonian lace. Represent and promote Estonian lace culture for Danish lacemakers. Developing relationship with D...
    Lace Guild
    Estonia
    2 520 EUR
    Cooperation with Danish lacemakers for and exchange of bobbin lace master classes. New source of ideas and new knowledge. Presentation of Estonian lace. Represent and promote Estonian lace culture for Danish lacemakers. Developing relationship with Danish lacemakers for joint exhibitions.
  • 2017/01
    Artists from Sweden, Norway and Denmark will travel to Kirkenes to investigate how we can make the daily life at the workplace more rewarding and how young people can develop new ways to earn a living. The project offers opportunity for Nordic artist...
    Huttner Per
    Sweden
    2 000 EUR
    Artists from Sweden, Norway and Denmark will travel to Kirkenes to investigate how we can make the daily life at the workplace more rewarding and how young people can develop new ways to earn a living. The project offers opportunity for Nordic artistists to exchange ideas and knowledge.
NORDBUK Grant Programme
  • 2017/02
    Gender mainstreaming in the Nordic children's rights movement
    Rädda Barnens Ungdomsförbund
    Sweden
    25 000 EUR
    The goal of the project is to mainstream gender equality across three legs of work of Nordic children's rights movement - advocacy, capacity building and information sharing. Findings from the activities will make strategy for inclusion of young girls, trans and genderqueer children in the movement.
  • 2017/02
    Life on the Line
    4H Danmark
    Denmark
    25 000 EUR
    Life on the Line is a five-day youth festival held in Copenhagen, Denmark, which aims to increase intercultural dialogue in NGOs and unite youth across cultural boundaries. The 51 participants and leaders, aged 16-22, are both locals and immigrants of the Nordic and Baltic countries.
  • 2017/02
    Unge, kunst og bæredygtighed – Youth, arts and sustainability
    Kulturprinsen - Udv.center f. Børn&Unge
    Denmark
    20 000 EUR
    The project will develop a model for working with FN’s 17 sustainable development goals through artistic processes and expressions. The project’s collaboration between young people from Denmark and Iceland will create a basis for establishing a ‘Nordic youth network of arts and sustainability’.
  • 2017/02
    Dancing on the borders - A Nordic exchange for teenagers
    Reykjavik Dance Festival
    Iceland
    25 000 EUR
    The project is created for, by and with teenagers. It will take place in Finland in Sept 2017, Nuuk in October 2017 and in RVK in March 2018. It is a series of meetings & workshops and culminates in three day program of dance and performances curated by, with and for teenagers.
  • 2017/02
    Young media makers promoting active citizenship
    Nordic Press Association
    Denmark
    25 000 EUR
    We aim to empower youth to not just take part in society but encourage others for active citizenship. In the seminar 40 young Nordic mediamakers gain skills to do journalism in a way that creates momentum for socio-political engagement with the result being a guide for active citizenship journalism.
  • 2017/02
    Cycle Workshop - Us | Us
    Cycle, Music and Art Festival
    Iceland
    25 000 EUR
    Cycle Workshop - Us | Us is a part of Cycle Music and Art Festival that will take place in Iceland in September 2017. It’s led by and targets young people and aims to research how art can build empathy and transcend national identity. The participants will be from the W-Nordic Countries and Denmark.
  • 2017/02
    Nordic Rheumatic Youth Camp
    Suomen Reumaliitto.ry
    Finland
    25 000 EUR
    A camp for young people with rheumatic diagnoses in the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Greenland). The plan is to arrange both scholastic, learning, and leisure activities suited specifically for young people with rheumatic diagnoses.
  • 2017/02
    Nordiskt ungdomsläger för ungdomar med dövblindhet Tema: KUNSKAP, MOD och STOLTHET
    Dövblind Ungdom
    Sweden
    7 500 EUR
    Dövblind Ungdom (DBU) har ett nordiskt samarbete med andra ungdomsorganisationer i Norden. Vartannat år turas organisationerna om att arrangera ett nordiskt ungdomsläger för unga dövblinda mellan 15-35 år.
  • 2017/01
    The Project name is Soroptimist Nordic Leadership Academy. SNLA
    Soroptimist Sweden
    Sweden
    20 000 EUR
    The project Soroptimist Nordic Leadership Academy is a new cooperation between the nordic soroptimist organisations in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark. The project aims to contribute in strengthening young women 18-30, and provide skills in leadership, womens rights, and self esteem.
  • 2017/01
    Nordic Camp – Feel the nature
    KFUM og KFUK á Íslandi
    Iceland
    24 000 EUR
    The project includes a Nordic Youth Camp in Iceland July 2017. This unique camp will focus on participants age 12–17 where the youth prepares workshops for others, leadership sessions for age 16–17 and valuable opportunities to experience nature and collective work in international context.
  • 2017/01
    UnCapitals: Virtual Pomor Museum
    Barents Regional Youth Council
    Norway
    24 000 EUR
    UnCapitals is a three day camp which unites 40 young creatives from the High North who virtualise old Pomor culture and the meaning of Nordic identity by modern computer technologies. The aim is to spark the interest to Northern culture among young generation and build a network of young creatives.
  • 2017/01
    Ungdomens Nordiska Råd
    Pohjola-Nordenin Nuorisoliitto
    Finland
    19 000 EUR
    Ungdomens Nordiska Råd (UNR) är ett forum för de politiska ungdomsorganisationerna i Norden.Via UNR kan politiskt aktiva ungdomar utbyta idéer,visioner och vara med och sätta upp ungdomars önskningar på dagordningen i det nordiska samarbetet. Organisationens sekretariat befinner sig i Helsingfors.
  • 2017/01
    Webtales from the North
    RIFF-Young Nordic Film Link
    Iceland
    19 000 EUR
    The youth organisation RIFF Youth Corner organizes a 12 days creative laboratory where 24 young people from Iceland, Denmark and Sweden dive deep in to the folklore and sagas of the North and transform them into webepisodes and connect them to today's society.
  • 2017/01
    A message to the future from children and youth of the north
    Aarhus Musikskole
    Denmark
    23 000 EUR
    85 musicians age 13-18 from Island,Denmark,Norway will co-create a art piece based on 9 life themes and inspiration from Nordic mytologi, tunes, history, nature/city spaces.The proces will be a further exploration of the youth developed co-creation method/materials from: www.flaskeposter.dk.
  • 2017/01
    Lofoten Docs
    Filmveksthuset TVIBIT
    Norway
    20 000 EUR
    En 3 ukers dokumentarfilm-camp for unge filmskapere i Lofoten, Nord-Norge. Deltakere fra flere nordiske land vil jobbe sammen i team, og sammen med lokale ungdommer utvikle, og produsere korte dokumentarer i løpet av oppholdet.
  • 2017/01
    En stemme til Nordens unge
    C:NTACT Fonden
    Denmark
    10 000 EUR
    Vi vil binde Nordens unge sammen med en fællesnordisk, brugerdreven kulturplatform, hvor de kan dele deres egne historier, udvikle deres egen identitet på deres egne præmisser og på tværs af sociale baggrunde og landegrænser – og spejle sig i hinandens og andre nordiske unges virkeligheder.
  • 2017/01
    Making Sucsess - youths with MS in the Nordic countries.
    Nordiska MS-rådet
    Iceland
    12 000 EUR
    This short-film seeks to realistically portray the lives of young people with MS in the Nordic countries. It is made by young people for young people who hope to raise awareness of MS, to fight stigmatization and create a deeper understanding of what life with MS is like.
  • 2017/01
    Mina nordiska rötter
    Litteraturens Nya Vänner
    Sweden
    10 000 EUR
    Samarbetsprojekt, som erbjuder kultur utbyte för ungdomar ur olika minoritetsgrupper: från Sverige: från majoritetsgruppen svenskar, samer från Sverige och sverigefinnar från Finland: från majoritetsgruppen finnar, samer från Finland, svenskspråkiga finnar, finska romer och ålänningar.
  • 2017/01
    Spejdernes Nordiske Komité (NSK)
    Spejdernes Nordiske Komite - NSK
    Denmark
    20 000 EUR
    NSK er det samarbejdsorgan på tværs af de nordiske spejderkorps, der har til formål at udvikle og beslutte den strategi, der ligger bag koordineringen og iværksættelsen af de fælles tværnordiske spejderaktiviteter, der giver unge spejdere mulighed for at mødes og opleve nordisk kultur og sprog.
  • 2017/01
    Youth interaction in politics and nordic culture
    Randers Municipality
    Denmark
    20 000 EUR
    Randers Municipality are host for 135 youngsters and adult politicians. The aim is to establish relationships in the North and exchange experiences on Nordic culture. This year the aim is also to strengthen young people's conditions for learning and participation in political debates.
Culture and Art Programme
  • 2017/01
    Nordisk Mesterskap i Slampoesi 2017 og Nordisk Slam Fest
    Foreningen !les
    Norway
    3 352 EUR
    I Norge, Sverige, Finland og Danmark er det store nasjonale miljøer som jobber med å avvikle nasjonale mesterskap i Slampoesi. Foreningen !les ønsker i samarbeid med arrangørene av de nasjonale mesterskapene i Sverige og Danmark å igjen starte opp Nordisk Mesterskap i Slampoesi, med start i Norge, på Norsk Litteraturfestival i juni 2017. Målet er å ha rullerende avvikling mellom landene. Slampoesi har eksistert i mange år, men miljøene i de forskjellige landene har de siste årene vokst og blitt mer profesjonalisert. Vi samarbeider med Norsk Litteraturfestival, Nordens største litteraturfestival. Festivalen har fokus på nordisk litteratur i sitt program i 2017 og ønsker å ta i bruk deltagerne i flere arrangementer i løpet av festivalen, både i sitt program og på skolene i området. Slampoesi har hatt en enorm utvikling i de nordiske landene de siste årene. Vi ønsker å vise frem det høye nivået av poesislam i Norden og å ha et arrangement hvor de nordiske språkene står i fokus. Dette er ønsket både fra publikum og utøvere. Vi ønsker å invitere både vinnerne av de nasjonale mesterskapene og en representant for hver arrangør. Dette er for at Nordisk Mesterskap skal kunne bli en miljøbyggende arena på tvers av landene. Det er et behov for å møtes og dra nytte av hverandres erfaringer. En sentral del av prosjektet er tanken om at Nordisk Mesterskap er et middel for en bred formidling av poesi på forskjellige nordiske språk på Nordens største litteraturfestival, både i Norsk litteraturfestivals hovedprogram og i Barne- og ungdomsprogrammet Pegasus. Festivalen ønsker å ta i bruk utøvere og arrangører, i tillegg til NM, i sitt øvrige program i form av samarbeidende arrangement som Nordisk Slam Fest (et stort slampoesi-show med deltagerne fra NM og arrangørene fra de nordiske landene, et slikt show ble gjennomført til stor suksess under festivalen i 2016) og andre arrangement som opplesninger, improvisasjoner, workshops og debatter. Pegasus ønsker å bruke disse i skolen til workshops og skrivekurs slik at skoleelever får en underholdende og litterær opplevelse av de nordiske språkene Vi ser på Nordisk Mesterskap 2017 som et pilotprosjekt, med store muligheter for utvikling. Vi starter nå med de landene som har etablerte slammiljøer som arrangerer nasjonale mesterskap i deres respektive land. Ønsket og målet er å invitere inn arrangører og utøvere fra de øvrige nordiske landene (vi jobber nå aktivt med miljøene i Finland og Island, men i skrivende stund er ikke disse med), for å bygge miljø og bidra med kompetanse. Kongstanken er at alle arrangører av Nordisk Mesterskap samarbeider med en større institusjon og at Norsk Litteraturfestivals bruk av utøvere og arrangører er en modell for hvordan Nordisk Mesterskap er formidlere av nordisk poesi og språk. Nettverksmøte: Under Norsk Litteraturfestival 2016 og Ordsprak 2016 ble det gjennomført nettverksmøter med planlegging av Nordisk Mesterskap. Deltagere var representanter fra alle miljøene som er samarbeidspartnere i denne søknaden. Det vil bli gjennomført et nettverksmøte under Norsk Litteraturfestival 2017 hvor videre planlegging av Nordisk Mesterskap 2018 vil bli diskutert. Arbeidsgruppe: Det er nedsatt en arbeidsgruppe som prosjektadministratoren bruker til innspill og hjelp i planleggingen og gjennomføringen av Nordisk Mesterskap 2017. Dette er Peter Dyreborg, Danmark, Slam!kollektivet ved Taro Vestøl Cooper, Norge og Reginateatern/Ordsprak ved Maria Bjørk, Sverige. Prosjektadministrasjon: Foreningen !les vil sitte med prosjektadministrasjonen. Dette innebærer å invitere alle aktører og organisere alle praktiske oppgaver knyttet til nordisk Mesterskap. Bestilling av reiser og opphold. Organisere nettverksmøte og workshop for alle deltagere i Nordisk Mesterskap. Være bindeleddet mellom Norsk Litteraturfestival og alle inviterte i forhold til programmering og honorering.
  • 2017/01
    Concerto Grosso -Viking barokk
    Suomalainen barokkiorkesteri
    Finland
    100 000 EUR
    Concerto Grosso -Viking barokk är en storkonsert med temat vikingarna möter barocken. I programmet finns barockmusik och folkmusik runt norden. Konserten har också en ramberättelse om vikingarnas resor och nutidens "vikingar". Berättelsen framförs av två komiker. Concerto Grosso -konceptet handlar om att sprida kännedom om barockmusik samt att föra samman instrumentalister på olika nivåer och med olika musikaliska bakgrund. Evenemangen sammanför och blandar också olika konstformer. De tre tidigare genomförda Concerto Grosso -evenemangen har haft alla haft olika teman såsom cirkus och gymnastik. Hittills har Concerto Grosso -storkonserter utförts i samarbete med finska musikskolor, men den här gången utökas samarbetet till de andra nordiska länderna. Concerto Grosso -Viking barokk storprojektet för samman yrkesverksamma barockmusiker med musikskolor i de nordiska länderna. Projektet innebär skapande av nätverk samt förberedande och genomförande av evenemangsdagar som består av barkonsert, huvudkonsert och små pop-up konserter och ytterligare program mellan konserterna. Evenemangsdagar ordnas mellan oktober 2018 och mars 2019 i alla nordiska länder. Dagarnas struktur är den samma i varje land och huvudkonserternas innehåll är identiska, men övrigt program som äger rum mellan under evenemangsdagen ordnas av de lokala deltagarna, och dess innehåll varierar i respektive land. I konserterna spelar totalt ca. 300 musiker av olika åldrar och nivåer. Eftersom de mest framstående barockensemblerna deltar ger det projektet en viss tyngdpunkt: för publiken är det en alldeles unik möjlighet att se en full dukning av nordisk toppbarock på en gång och för deltagande barn och ungdomar är det oförglömligt att få spela med tillsammans med proffs av högsta klass. Konsertprogrammet är uppbyggt så att varje land har sin egen del bestående av barockmusik och landets folkmusik. Båda halvorna av konserten slutar med ett stort tutti-nummer där alla 300 deltagare spelar tillsammans. Ländernas egna bidrag förbereds som samarbete mellan de lokala musikskolorna och respektive lands yrkesorkester. På så sätt byggs nätverk också för framtiden mellan barockensemblerna och musikskolorna och kännedomen om barocktidens musik sprids. När ländernas egna bidrag kombineras till en konsert byggs även broar mellan de olika ländernas musiktraditioner och sätt att jobba. Konserterna har alltså inte bara vikingaresor som tema men fungerar i allra högsta grad också som ett kulturutbyte, liksom vikingarnas resor gjorde på sin tid: från resorna tas nya vanor och tänkesätt hem för att prövas ut, och med på resorna tas egen expertis och praxis för att delas ut i länder man besöker. Projektdeltagarna fungerar också som musikaliska ambassadörer när varje land uppträder med en smakbit av sin egen folkmusik. Vi hoppas att projektet ska fungera som en inledning till ett långvarigt nordiskt samarbete inom tidig musik. Aktörerna inom genren är aktiva och livskraftiga i Norden, men de är också relativt små med begränsade resurser. Därför är det viktigt att bygga upp ett nätverk som stöder denna verksamhet i hela norden. Ett storprojekt är ett bra och effektivt sätt att föra samman de olika aktörerna och öka kännedomen om äldre tiders musik också i vidare kretsar. Projektet utvecklar både kulturutbyte i Norden och kännedom om barocktidens spelstil bland deltagare. Det övriga programmet som sker under evenemangsdagarna är öppet även för andra konstformer och vi hoppas att nätverk skapas också inom och mellan olika lokala aktörer. FiBO Collegium leder och ansvarar för det musikaliska arrangemanget av de för alla gemensamma tutti-styckena. Man fungerar också som tutor för samarbetet med musikskolor i olika länder. FiBO Collegium har lång erfarenhet och beprövade koncept både för fortbildning av musikskollärare, av att leda barn- och ungdomsorkestrar samt organisering av storprojekt.
  • 2017/01
    Faroe Islands' International Minority Film Festival
    abrahamsen nadia
    Denmark
    19 211 EUR
    The Faroe Islands is in many ways a progressive and innovating country with international standards when it comes to culture and art. However, with regards to issues concerning the queer and LGBTQIA+ community, we still have some way to go. Faroe Islands´ International Minority Film Festival (FIMFF) which takes place on September 7th-10th 2017 in Tórshavn will try to challenge this attitude. The festival´s aim is to build a bridge between minorities and marginalised groups in the Nordic region and the rest of the world. We believe in social change and the celebration of diversity through cinema by creating a forum for dialogue through film and art about queer, trans, and people of colour (QTPOC) issues/visibility. We strive to invite Nordic and international activists and filmmakers/directors to the Faroe Islands for networking and sharing experiences on relevant subjects. Living in a small Nordic community like the Faroe Islands, it is difficult for most people to stand out. Integration is still minimal and so is exposure to and understanding of other cultures. Sexual diversity, different religious views, ethnicity and race seldom gets a fair placement in the local discourse. The reason why I, Nadia Abraham, feel so strongly about creating this festival in the Faroe Islands is because growing up in the Faroes, I struggled with my own double minority identities. My father is black and a Muslim from Palestine while my mother is white and native Christian Faroese. At the same time I am also queer. My brother and me where among a hand-full of mixed Arabs in the country. To minimise discrimination and racism, I was told my father was Jewish, which was more acceptable in our Christian community. Because I did not have contact with my father for the majority of my childhood, I grew up believing this to be true. The part of my family who knew, never shared this piece of information, because they felt it was easier that way. When the truth came out, it turned into internalised racism and a cultural struggle for me. My brother has completely turned against that part of our culture, and we face daily comments of racism and islamophobia in our own home. Since 2015, I have been volunteering as a programmer and curator for Aks festival based in Denmark and Pakistan. We would address LGBT+ issues in the Global South, through film and dialogue. I have been representing this festival in film festivals like TLVFest, Tel Aviv, Frameline, San Fransisco, Queer Migrant Film Festival, Amsterdam, and some more. My activism through art became very important to me, and now I want to make some much needed change to my home country. In December 2016 I founded Faroe Islands’ International Minority Film Festival (FIMFF), and things have been taken off in terms of collaborations and had the opportunity to screen ‘I am Gay and Musilm’ in The Nordic House in February 2017, and with collaboration with Filmsfelagid, screening ‘Sameblod’ in Havnar bio in March 2017. We believe we can create a more tolerant, understanding and inclusive community by exposing people to multiple shades of diversity. The film festival will try to educate and unify different people by exposing them to; gender-, sexual- , racial- religious-, and cultural diversity. We want to create a space of understanding, to make our community safe, and a good place to live.
  • 2017/01
    Arts in the Environment – Nordic Symposium in Helsinki Finland in autumn 2017.
    LARU ART Association
    Finland
    9 000 EUR
    Arts in the Environment Symposium is a multidisciplinary, international and contemporary art symposium that focuses on the intersection between environmental art and sciences. Arts in the Environment Symposium will take place August 25, 2017 – September 3, 2017 in venues throughout Helsinki, Finland. The symposium’s program will not only introduce and provide an overview of the field but will also create a platform for common analysis, reflection, speculation and discussion regarding the already existing or possible environmental, socio-political implications and transformations occurring alongside the most recent developments. Nordic Environmental Art Symposium is working in close collaboration with various artistic, scientific and other communities in Helsinki and bringing them together with international key figures from the arts and humanities for research and reflection on environmental art. The Symposium will thus create a transdisciplinary platform for presentations, experimentation, encounters and discussions. A variety of approaches and points of departure in this progressing field of research and artistic reflection will be presented through panel discussions, art installations and performances and workshops. The objective of the Symposium is to create a vast range of possibilities for the visitors and participants to discover and experiment, as well as the chance to interact with professionals and other passionate researchers and creatives from various backgrounds. 1. (Environmental) Art and Aesthetics 2. (Environmental) Art and Politics 3. (Environmental) Art and Science MAIN SYMPOSIUM VENUE Main symposium venue is an island, Vartiosaari, in eastern Helsinki. The island itself is quite unique. The island is one of the nationally distinguished constructed cultural environments in Finland, one of the summer villa areas along the old steam boat routes in Helsinki. The commute to the island is by boat. Vartiosaari also has high landscape value. The island has about 50 villas and vacation homes as well as about 100 other buildings. The oldest villas date back to the late 19th century. The island is marked by rich landscape and natural conditions. The flora ranges from dry pine fields to green woods. Rocky hilltops open magnificent views to the sea. The highest point is 32 metres above sea level. Read more on city of Helsinki’s official website and Vartiosaari website (only in Finnish). More images of Vartiosaari are in Okko Oinonen’s website. The symposium-project support preserving Vartiosaari as a recreational area.
  • 2017/01
    Printemps Nordique (Nordic Spring), a period of rebirth which our countries have in common.
    Société de la Place des Arts
    Canada
    100 000 EUR
    Initiator over the years of several large-scale international events, Place des Arts (PDA) aims to present a major artistic and cultural event featuring Nordic culture and promoting cooperation. Set to take place between March 30 and April 30, 2018, the event will include shows, events, conferences, cultural and professional encounters, an exhibition, digital work, and workshops featuring various artistic disciplines from Nordic countries, allowing Quebecers to explore this part of the world and its talented artists, values, and voices. Over a period of almost 30 days, activities will take place in several venues (from 100 to 2,200 seats), an exhibition hall (30,000 visitors per month), and cultural spaces at PDA—either in large-scale presentations or more intimate ones featuring renowned or emerging artists. The shows and works presented during the Printemps Nordique stem from the following disciplines: theatre, contemporary opera, dance, circus arts, music, digital art, visual art, and literature. The project will stand out by showcasing the diverse work of artists from various disciplines and spheres, as well as through its determination to construct a genuine and lasting dialogue between Quebec and Nordic cultures. To that end, complementing the performances will be various activities intended to deepen some of the unique aspects of Nordic values. These activities will take various forms: conferences, workshops, discussions with the public, talks, master classes, and readings. The activities will either be intended for artists, for spectators/visitors, or for children. They will notably be grouped together on weekends in order to have a maximum impact on our communities. Ultimately, the goal of these activities will be to foster better knowledge and understanding of Nordic cultures, and to entice various audiences to get to know them better, or otherwise discover them. The project will also offer two creative residencies to artists prior to the start of the event. One of the artists-in-residence will have the opportunity to present the steps inher research process to the public. Lastly, a significant exhibition of works from the Sami culture will run throughout the month of April in the Espace culturel’s exhibition room, located in the heart of our cultural complex. The exhibition will also serve to highlight the socio-political geography of the Nordic countries. The Espace culturel itself will be the main venue for collaborative activities with the public (conferences, readings, etc.). An artist will be commissioned to create a new digital work. Our large screen network will be used as well to enhance the colours of the Nordic countries for the duration of the event. In conclusion, the Printemps Nordique artistic and cultural event is meant to be both unifying and inspiring as it seeks to strengthen the bonds between Quebec and the Nordic countries. It hopes to build new bridges and reveal commonalities that can help improve the future of all nations involved. As a public organization of the Quebec Government, PDA is devoted to showcasing the performing arts in the six venues of its huge complex. PDA facilities also include a large interior agora hosting almost daily cultural events (conferences, talks, performances, etc.), an Esplanade favoured by large international festivals and cultural activities, rehearsal halls, and creative spaces for artists in residence. As part of its mission, PDA hosts, produces or co-produces artistic works, organizes public-awareness and audience-building activities, provides specific services and specialized equipment to artistic organisations and producers and, lastly, enters into performance agreements with various partners. n 2016-2017, PDA hosted more than 1,000 shows and events related to the performing arts. Project involves many partners including external ones namely Montreal Symphony (3 concerts, MS, 27-29 April 2018) and Cinémathèque Québécoise (Bergman retrospective).
  • 2017/01
    AKT1 Radiodrama: Livepodcasts med ny nordisk samtidsdramatik i sæson 2017/18
    AKT1 Radiodrama
    Denmark
    20 179 EUR
    AKT1 er et nyskabende nordisk scenekunstprojekt, der gennem storstilede arrangementer i København skaber original radiodrama med debuterende, nordiske radiodramatikere; arbejder med Danmarks dygtigste både lovende og etablerede scene- og lydkunstnere; afholder tre udsolgte arrangementer årligt, hvor vi hver gang præsenterer fire radiodramatiske verdenspremierer; indgår i et alsidigt udvalg af partnerskaber på tværs af kunstformer; producerer et let tilgængeligt, let spredeligt og varigt produkt i form af podcasts. AKT1 har længe præsenteret debutanter fra andre nordiske lande end Danmark, hvorfor et samarbejde med Nordisk kulturkontakt er oplagt. Med Nordisk kulturkontakts støtte vil en fjerdedel af AKT1s hørespil blive tværnordiske i sæson 2017/18. AKT1 inviterer skrivende talenter – etablerede romanforfattere, digtere, dramatikere og andre kunstnere – til at skrive deres allerførste hørespil. I sæson 2017/18 vil vi med Nordisk kulturkontakts midler producere tre hørespil med nyskrevne manuskripter af tre nordiske forfattere. ● Hallgrímur Helgason (1959, Island) har blandt andet skrevet bøgerne Stormland (2005), 101 Reykjavik (1996) og Kvinden ved 1000 grader (2013), alle oversat til dansk. De to førstnævnte var nominerede til Nordisk Råds Litteraturpris, og sidstnævnte blev dramatiseret på dansk af Karen-Maria Bille og Solbjerg Højfeldt i 2016 til en forestilling, som spillede i Aveny-T og Aarhus Teater. ● Búi Egason Dam (1979, Færøerne) - også kaldet Budam - er forfatter, instruktør, skuespiller, komponist og musiker. Multitalentet har medvirket i en lang række sammenhænge inden for musik og teater, og har blandt andet sammen med gruppen Det Færøske Compagnie udviklet eksperimenterende, grænsebrydende, musikalsk teater om den færøske folkesjæl. ● To Be Announced: Det sidste navn er endnu ikke bekræftet, men den debuterende radiodramatiker vil være et markant skrivende talent fra Finland, Åland, Grønland, Norge eller Sverige. De tre nordiske hørespil vil indgå i AKT1s danske repertoire i sæson 2017/18, hvor vi afholder tre storstilede arrangementer. De vil hver især ledsages af tre produktioner af danske hørespil til hvert arrangement – forfattet af danske navne som Olga Ravn, Peder Frederik Jensen, Viggo Bjerring og Alexandra Moltke Johansen. På den måde skaber vi en tværnordisk platform for nyskreven radiodramatik, hvor publikum kan opleve nye nordiske, dramatiske historier. Med det nordiske fokus bidrager AKT1 til interessen for og bevidstheden om nordisk dramatik i Danmark. De nordiske hørespil oversættes til dansk og ”iradiosættes” af danske instruktører og lydscenografer med Danmarks bedste skuespillere for et publikum på overraskende locations i København. I castingen lægger AKT1 vægt på repræsentation af diversitet. Se vedlagte oversigt over AKT1s tidligere medvirkende under CV’er. Endeligt udgives hørespillene som podcasts, som er gratis tilgængelige i hele Norden (og verden i øvrigt). På den måde er AKT1 også en mulighed for at de nordiske lande kan lytte til nordisk dramatik på dansk – og få øget forståelse for det danske sprog.
  • 2017/01
    Migrant: A Nordic Saga
    Riksteatern
    Sweden
    29 050 EUR
    In a unique collaboration between Länk, Riksteatern, Sweden; DUS Det Norske Teatret, Norway and Nuori Näyttämö at the Finnish Association of Amateur and Professional Theatres, three professional playwrights will be brought together to write about migration. The play will look at the present Nordic “migrant crisis” and draw upon historical experiences of migration in centuries past from the prehistoric settlement of the North to the dramatic experiences of the second world war. We hope in this to help young audiences experience migration as part of their own history and not an intrusion from some foreign place. We wish also to allow young performers the opportunity to participate in the creation and performance of an original peice of theatre that adresses an important social issue effecting us all. Though the experience of migration and issues of integration differ in our three countries, there are strong similarities and a great deal of common ground. Everyone in our region has been touched in one way or another by the so called "migrant crisis". The play will be written by three professional playwrights but with ample input from young focus groups. This follows a method that Riksteatern has used in developing plays for the Länk programme. The play will be performed by an ensemble of fifteen youth gathered from Finland, Norway and Sweden at an 18-day summer camp in Tampere, Finland. It will be performed for the first time at Tampere Theatre Festival. Theatre professionals will be brought on board to direct, design and to compose music for the production, which in Tampere will employ the participant's three native languages. The young participants will be coached in all aspects of production as work proceeds, and participate not only as performers but assist in design, technique, choreography, and other production elements. In this way we empower young theatre aspirants to go out and create their own work. Though we do not seek funding for the project after June 2019, it is important to point out that a "home language version" (versions only in Finnish, Swedish or Norwegian) will subsequently become part of DUS 2019, Länk 2020 and Nuori Näyttämö 2020. This will generate multiple productions of the play by schools and amateur youth companies in all three countries. The work will be published in the project anthologies and augment the canon of plays for young companies that DUS, Länk and Nuori Näyttämö have been in the process of creating over the past years. This allows the play will be read and performed by young ensembles in all three countries as long as it is relevant. The project will be documented and evaluated. This is the first time we've brought young performers from different countries together and we are of course interested in hearing and recording their impressions after participating in the project. Success will also be measured in the number of Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian youth companies that choose to produce and perform the play themselves when it is offered as one of the scripts in the following cycle of DUS, LÄNK and Nuori Näyttämö.
  • 2017/01
    Wisdom of the roots
    Yggdrasil visdom fra rødderne
    Faroe Islands
    40 268 EUR
    Objective In these times of globalization, which has given us endless and unknown possibilities, seames to leave us rootless and a obsolete or even a lack of identity. Our identity is of outmost importance to us as humans, and the search and finding of a identity is of outer essence for young people in puberty who are in the midst of beeing a child and a adult. Where can they then find their identity? which is concealed in the confusion of globalization meanwhile they are follwed and observed in social media. This is an issue for every youth around the world, and not less for the youth in the nordic countries. The nordic identity We somehow consider us to have a coidentity in many ways in the nordic countries. Our culture, politics and mentality are very much alike, and have quite a common history. One of the things that bounds us together in a nordic coidentity is the nordic mythology. This is obvious in all of the nordic countries. People, musicbands and companies etc. find teir names and symbols from the nordic mythology. This is a obvious signs of a nordic coidentity. This gives a feeling of belonging to something. We understand each other and share an almost 2000 years old inhertance which is a significant part of us still. In presenting this cultural heritage to youngsters and children in the Faroe Islands and other nordic countries we believe we can contribute to their knowledge and view of this heritage, and thus root their identity. Furthermore we hope this will bond youngsters in these countries. This is the reason why I have been working with a versatile and constructive experiment to combine artistic performance with the severe contemporary challenges that the youth in Faroe Islands and in the other nordic countries face. In my project I seek back to our ancient roots. The project is built up in several steps, and will culminate in a performance. This is aimed at children in 7. grade. The group includes teachers, 3 arttherapists, 65 children and numerous prof. artists. We need to feel incommon to our fellow humans and that we are unified and have a coidentity. That´s why this is not only a faroese project. Appart from myself I´ve got artists fromGreenland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Iceland, Denmark and Faroe Islands to participate. I´m already cooperating with teachers who represent each of their class in schools in Faroe Islands, Norway and Greenland. They will in the upcomming year work with the topic „Nordic Mythology“. Their object is to find each of their interpretation of the mythological tree Yggdrasil. Why Yggdrasil? Because Yggdrasil and the nordic mythology obviously can be interpreted to our contemporary society in very interesting way. Poul Engberg wrote in his book from 1998 about the mythological tree Yggdrasil. The first of these three roots symbolizes life and death. He interpreted this as our inner struggle that all humans have. Do we dare to choose life while accepting death at the same time. The second root symbolizes the well of knowledge. He interpreted that as society that seeks knowledge, science and fact leaves no space for faith, hope and love. The third root symbolizes fate. He interpreted this as the beautiful story about the gifts we can receive, if we dare to follow our dreams. I think that this is a message that our youth in the nordic countries needs to hear. The message of how to enlighten yourself, restore and believe. The scene is set and the audience will be led into ancient times interpreted with the old music style of throat singing. As the performance continues it leads to the present. We´ll tie threads between the ancient and the present as a whole, and in the ending with the sound of electronic rythms performed by Søren Sol, the youngsters with help from the professionals will interpret the millenial walk from the ancient society to the present. The ambition is to show that we are all bound together as a whole.
  • 2017/01
    XXXXOVER BORÅS 2017 XVIII European Textile Network Conference
    Werkmäster Josabet
    Sweden
    17 000 EUR
    Ett projekt med nordiska och internationella dimensioner där textil konst står i fokus. Vårt mål är att föra ut och lyfta fram den nordiska textila konsten och att placera Borås och Sjuhäradsbygden på den internationella textila kartan. Nordic Textile Art arrangerar tillsammans med ETN, European Textile Network och Textilmuseet i Borås en internationell textilkonferens på Textilmuseet och Textilhögskolan samt andra arenor i Boråstrakten. Tid 13 -19 september 2017. Projektets övergripande tema är crossover. Ett tema som kommer att belysas ur olika aspekter. Programmet innehåller föredrag, utställningar, diskussionsforum, workshops och studiebesök. Staden Borås och andra aktörer ansluter sig till det textila temat under dessa dagar, tex Street art festivalen. Syftet är att belysa textil från ett flertal aspekter med fokus på konst, design, utveckling och historiska återblickar. I programmet hittar vi bla. Lijdewijk Edelkoort (NL), "One of the world's most famous trend forecasters". Mats Johansson, (SE), “What can smart textiles be in the future and how can we stop producing them in a stupid way”. Grethe Sørensen – Winner of Nordic Award in Textiles 2017. Målet är att genomföra en konferens och textilmanifestation i Borås med flera hundra deltagare från hela världen. ETN arrangerar runt om i världen vart annat år en stor textilkonferens. De har länge velat förlägga detta evenemang i Sverige. Genom NTAs rika nätverk och Textilmuseets vilja att manifestera sig som betydande plats för textil har därför detta samarbete kommit till stånd. Initiativtagare till samarbetet är Elisabeth Brenner Remberg ordförande i NTA. Inför projektet har NTAs funktion generellt varit: Input och kontaktförmedling för konferensprogrammet; Sakkunskap och idéer angående möjliga ämnen och innehåll på samtliga workshops i programmet som helhet; Idé och planering av guidade turer tillsammans med Textilmuseet; Spridning av information om evenemanget genom egna kanaler och nätverk Specifikt i projektet vill NTA genomföra egna utställningar, workshops, forum för möten och vara en resurs under konferensdagarna. Till utställningen är tio utvalda konstnärer inbjudna, två från vardera land Norge, Sverige, Finland, Danmark och Island Utifrån ett closed call valdes ytterligare tio konstnärer. Konstnärerna inbjudna till Closed Call har alla under någon period varit aktiva inom utvecklings- och styrelsearbete i föreningen Nordic Textile Art. NTA startade 2006. Alla konstnärer ska arbeta utifrån temat Everyday Matter – A critical processing of daily life. En utställning producerad av NTA som visar upp textil konst i storformat med konstnärer alla verksamma inom det textila fältet. Vårt mål är att föra ut och lyfta fram den nordiska textila konsten och att placera Borås på den internationella textila kartan där Textilmuseet i förlängningen ska fungera som nav för utställningsutbyte av nordisk textil konst. Utställningen konstnärliga idé: ” We will create an exhibition focusing on materiality, slowness and the opportunities of the craft. Code words: Innovation and critical processing of everyday life.” XXXOVER RYDAL 2017 “Size memories – powertool” En workshop och utställning öppen för medlemmar i NTA i ledning av Laura Isoniemi. Utställningen med officiell öppning och middag ingår i programmet för konferensen XXXXOVER Borås. Rydal kommer fungera som camp för de nordiska deltagarna. Anmälan till konferensen och de aktiviteter man vill delta i administreras av ETN och till viss del av NTA. Delar av projektet är öppen endast för konferensdeltagare och andra delar är öppna för allmänheten. Publiken kan se utställningar, delta i workshops, lyssna på föredrag, följa guidade turer, läsa om det i press och sociala medier
  • 2017/01
    Samnordisk LHBTIQ-körfestival i Helsingfors 2017
    Helsingfors gaykör Out 'n Loud rf
    Finland
    8 000 EUR
    LHBTIQ-festivalen pågår i tre dagar och kulminerar i tre gemensamma konserter i Helsingfors. I samband med festivalen ordnas workshoppar och träffar. Från Sverige deltar Stockholms gaykör, Rainbow Gospel (Stockholm) och Hellmans drengar (Göteborg). Från Norge deltar Den norske homofonien (Oslo) och Saphonia (Bergen). Från Danmark deltar Carmen Curlers (Köpenhamn). Från Island deltar Hinsegin kórinn (Reykjavík). Från Finland deltar förutom Out 'n Loud också damkören Kaupungin Naiset och regnbågsmässans egen kör Ääniset. Out 'n Loud har från tidigare kontakter med andra nordiska körer. Stockholms gaykör har besökt Helsingfors en gång tidigare, år 2005. Inför festivalen kommer vi inom Out 'n Loud att ha en hel del planeringsarbete framför oss och vi behöver öva en hel del. Två körläger kommer att ordnas som vanligt på Öviks lägergård i Borgå. Ny repetoar kommer att komponeras och arrangeras.
  • 2017/01
    Nordic Museum Curators as Developers of Learning Environments
    Suomen arkkitehtuurimuseo- ja tiedotuskeskussäätiö
    Finland
    8 600 EUR
    Even though museums do not give formal education, they are, today, considered to be important providers of everyday learning opportunities. A visit in a museum effects a change in a visitor’s personal capability, thus sparking a learning experience. However, these experiences do not happen by chance. The information museums provide is always in some way construed or interpreted. Even though there are specialized educators among museum workforce, the theories and processes of learning affect everyone whose job description includes mediating information. The workshop scheme planned by the Suomen arkkitehtuurimuseo (Helsinki, Suomi), Dansk Arkitektur center (Köpenham, Danmark) and ArkDes Arkitektur- och designcentrum (Stockholm, Sverige) aims to advance the know-how of curatorial personnel in producing outstanding learning environments. The development project, which brings together three different architecture related museums from the Nordic countries, intends to find groundbreaking solutions for mediating information and knowledge by co-creation. The Norden Culture and Art Programme allows for a chance of international encounter which will educate the personnel of the participating museums in subjects which are not generally taught by formal training. The participants will meet together for three workshops, each arranged by one of the museums, to contemplate the process of creating learning environments and to share expertise, knowledge, and best practices. The participative observation during the visits shall allow also for the transfer of tacit knowledge. After the participators return home, the ideas and thoughts generated by the visits will be thoroughly discussed with colleagues. The results of the endeavour will benefit the professional capacity of the participants, the organizations they represent on a wider scale as well as the whole of the museum sector in the Nordic countries. The results of the workshops will be documented as reports, intended for circulation within the network of the International Council of Architecture Museums (ICAM, 141 members worldwide). This will give international visibility for the expertise in creating learning environments within the Nordic architecture museums. By distributing Nordic best practices to the worldwide audience of the ICAM members, the project will also strengthen the professional identity of the Nordic museum curatorial employees.
  • 2017/01
    Arctic Dreams Dance Project
    Jensen Maliina
    Greenland
    14 800 EUR
    ”Arctic Dreams” is a collaborative Arctic Nordic dance project with dancers and choreographers from Greenland, Denmark, Sweden and Canada. Arctic Dreams is a project about expressing Arctic dreams and stories through dance. The mission of the project is to: 1) strengthen collaboration between Arctic Nordic dancers, 2) produce innovative dance and 3) promote the accessibility of dance in Nuuk, Greenland. Through a 14-day Artist Residency in Nuuk, Greenland dancers collaborate in the making of dance pieces. The residency brings dancers together and create a space for exchange, development and new inspiration. The residency results in a varied repertoire of Modern Dance, Jazz, Hip Hop and Physical Theater. Works are created with inspiration from Arctic dreams, stories and perspectives. The vision is to create a dance repertoire expressing unique Arctic and Nordic aesthetics in dance. A repertoire that will give an innovative and multicultural expression of dance in the Arctic and Nordic region. Arctic Dreams Dance Performances will showcase original choreography by dance artists Alexander Montgomery-Andersen (GL), Ruth Montgomery-Andersen (GL), Maliina Jensen (GL), Madeleine Gordon Graadahl (GL), Sarah Aviaja Hammeken (SE), Tiffany Ayalik (CA) and Amanda Darfelt (DK). The Arctic Dreams repertoire will be performed as community dance performances in Nuuk in the Fall of 2017. The repertoire is also presented at the National Theater of Greenland. The goal is to strengthen the accessibility of dance in Nuuk. The vision for Arctic Dreams Dance Project is to take dance out of the proscenium theater and into the streets of Nuuk, including museums and cultural centers, hospitals and senior homes, local businesses and natural sites. The community dance performances provide dancers with the opportunity to bring dance to platforms that typically do not experience the impact of the performing arts. Dance is experienced in a way that integrates audience and environment thereby connecting each performance to the specific site and social aspect. Because the locations can be so varied this gives opportunity for unique dance experiences. One is that the live art being created by dancers is an ephemeral art, which at some locations, highlight the history and meaning of the site. The dance decorates with its lines and shapes and bring new life to the site. This creates a unique connection between body and space. The second is that performances in community spaces have a profound impact on audiences. Community dance performances bring dancers and audiences together in an interactive performance creating an interesting dynamic between artist and audience. The project includes a 7-week Youth Dance Intensive for pre-professional youth dancers (15-18 yrs.) in Nuuk, Greenland. Through auditions, students participate in Arctic Dreams dance pieces and performances. The goal is to develop dance talents in Nuuk; to cultivate mentor-student relations; and to offer high quality dance training to youth dancers and students. Students collaborate with professional dancers in the making of dance pieces and perform in Arctic Dreams performances. The students are included in the creative process of choreographing dance pieces that express young people’s dreams – the dreams of the Arctic youth. Through auditions, rehearsals and performances students gain an insight into the profession of dance, and develop their understanding of professional dancers’ drive and motivation. Students collaborate with professional dancers, allowing them to understand the full spectrum of dance, the accessibility of dance, the importance of dance, and the many possibilities of dance in Greenland. Through participation in the project’s community dance performances, the youth dancers gain an understanding and appreciation of community outreach efforts.
  • 2017/01
    Erotisk folkedikting i Norden – eit krysskulturelt nettverk 2017-2019
    Erotisk folkedikting i Norden – i krysskulturelt perspektiv
    Norway
    28 531 EUR
    Prosjektgruppa, fire nordiske forskarar frå Noreg, Sverige og Danmark, tek initiativ til etablering av nettverk og samlingar om erotisk folkediktig. Emnet er lite belyst fagleg; ein rik levande tradisjon, spesielt songstoff, men også forteljartradisjonar i alle dei tre landa, har tilsvarande liten plass i allment kjende publikasjonar og offentlege rom. Ved midten 1900-talet resulterte eit nordisk forskarsamarbeid i ei bokutgjeving [Bødker, Solheim, Tillhagen: Skæmtsomme eventyr fra Danmark, Norge og Sverige (1957)], den gongen sterkt kritisert av forskarkollegar og truleg derfor ikkje fylgd opp. Frå 1970-talet er det derimot kome fleire publikajsonar frå dei einskilde landa som dokumenterer viktig forsking om emnet. Det trengst eit nordisk nettverk til å utveksle kunnskap og som kan bidra til få fram i lyset levande tradisjon og stoff frå arkiv. Målet er å belyse såvel likskapar som variasjon i måten nordisk folkedikting har utforma motiv og biletbruk i skildringar av sosialt tabuerte tema som erotikk og seksualitet, likeeins belyse funksjonen som denne type stoff har hatt. Hovudmålet for eit nettverk er å samle forskarar og utøvarar frå dei nordiske landa til gjensidig formidling frå forskararbeid og levande song- og forteljartradisjonar. Vanlegvis arbeider forskarar og utøvarar innan kvar sine miljø, men initiativtakarane til nettverket meiner at eit felles forum for forsking og formidling er viktig. Eit gjensidig samarbeid mellom dei to ulike kompetansemiljøa, forskarar og formidlarar, kan tilretteleggje for at arkivmateriale vert henta fram til gjenskaping og bruk og levande forteljar-, song- og tonestoff samla og dokumentert. Det tverrfaglege nettverket utgjer eit krysskulturelt rom for å utveksle, diskutere, løfte fram og vidareføre denne delen av nordisk kulturarv. Ei viktig oppgåve for nettverket vil vere å arrangere eit årleg seminar, tilrettelagt og marknadsført for eit allment interessert publikum. I fyrste omgang vil gruppa etablerast og førebu eit ope helgeseminar i Oslo med tittelen "Erotisk folkedikting i Norden", november 2017. Der vil forskarar, folkesongarar og forteljarar frå dei tre nordiske landa formidle funn frå si forsking og sine song- og forteljartradisjonar. I 2017 er det også eit mål for prosjektgruppa å finne fram til forskarar og tradisjonsutøvarar i dei andre nordiske landa – Finland, Island, Færøyane, Åland, også Baltikum – og invitere desse inn i nettverket og til formidlingsoppdrag på seminara i 2018 og 2019. På nettverksmøte/samlingar; 2018 i Stockholm og 2019 i København, deltek medlemmene på eigen kostnad. I planlegginga av dei neste seminara som er opne for eit allment publikum deltek personar frå dei aktuelle vertsskapslanda. Planen er å leggje seminaret i 2018 til Helsinki og seminaret i 2019 til Torshamn. Dette gjer budsjett og kostnader store, men det understrekar det nordiske kulturfellesskapet og likeverdet i dei ulike tradisjonsområda i Norden. På seminaret i Helsinki vil det leggjast vekt på finsk, samisk og baltisk tradisjon, på seminaret i Torshamn vil det nordiske balladestoffet stå sentralt. Prosjektet vert sluttført med evaluering og endeleg rapport etter seminaret i 2019, der også planar for framhald av arbeidet i nettverket skal leggjast fram.
  • 2017/01
    Ord i Nord: En festival med fokus på identitet, politik og mangfoldighed i nordisk litteratur
    Johan Borups Højskole
    Denmark
    41 830 EUR
    Vi ansøger om støtte til opstart og afholdelse af en ny nordisk litteraturfestival, Ord i Nord, på Johan Borups Højskole d. 6/10-8/10 2017 med fokus på identitet, politik og mangfoldighed. Det er planen på sigt, at festivalen skal blive en årligt tilbagevendende begivenhed, som skal engagere den nordiske litteratur i en samfundsorienteret debat om identitet, politik og mangfoldighed for at styrke og igangsætte dialog på tværs af de nordiske lande. Med sit fokus på mangfoldighed, ved inklusionen af flere genrer end blot de skønlitterære og ved at bruge højskolens engagerende form som ramme, skal Ord i Nord adskille sig markant fra etablerede litteraturfestivaler. Med et lille budget afholdt vi i 2016 et mindre arrangement med samme titel, men efterårets planlagte arrangement er helt nyt både i omfang, indhold og koncept. Ord i Nord 2017 er et samarbejde mellem Johan Borups Højskole (DK), ATLAS Magasin (DK), Nansensskolen i Lillehammer (NO) og Göteborgs Litteraturhus (SE). I disse år sker en udveksling mellem de litterære og kulturelle offentligheder i de nordiske lande, bl.a. som følge af litteraturens fokus på identitetspolitiske spørgsmål som feminisme, multikulturalisme og seksualitet – spørgsmål, der har potentiale til at skabe fællesnordisk debat. Disse spørgsmål vil vi sætte fokus på i løbet af en tre dages festival med et varieret program med både oplæsning, forfatterinterviews, workshops, paneldebatter og koncerter. Peder Frederik Jensen (DK), Jesper Brygger (DK/SE), Andri Snær Magnason (IS), Maria Navarro Skaranger (NO), kritiker og oversætter Kamilla Löfström (DK) og Vagant-redaktør Audun Lindholm (NO) er bekræftede gæster, ligesom vi er i kontakt med bl.a. kritiker Susanne Christensen (DK/NO) og Athena Farrokhzad (SE). Derudover vil festivalen blive præget af både etablerede og yngre forfatternavne fra hele Norden som Dag Solstad (NO), Aris Fioretos (SE), Lars Norén (SE), Claus Beck-Nielsen (DK), Kirsten Thorup (DK), Sofi Oksanen (FI), Auður Jónsdóttir (IS), Jonas Hassan Khemiri (SE), Johan Jönsson (SE), Johannes Anyuru (SE), Ingvild Lothe (NO), Helga Flatland (NO), Mona Høvring (NO), Olga Ravn (DK), Maja Lee Langvad (DK) og Hannah Lutz (DK/FI). Festivalen skal engagere litteraturen i en samfundsorienteret debat om identitet på tværs af de nordiske grænser – og på tværs af grænser i et globalt perspektiv. Derfor vil programmet bringe skønlitteraturen i dialog med faglitterære genrer som debatstof, biografier og reportagebøger, og vi vil lægge vægt på udgivelser og forfattere, der bevæger sig i krydsfeltet mellem litterær journalistik og dokumentarisk litteratur – det kunne f.eks. være essayistik, historiske eller biografiske romaner og rejselitteratur. Johan Borups Højskole i København – en skole med en udpræget nordisk profil – danner ramme om festivalen, og programmets opbygning skal afspejle højskoleånden med morgensang og fællesspisning. Skolen ligger i et palæ og råder over bl.a. en stor sal, mindre saloner, en stor spisesal og en gård. Til festivalen vil alle skolens faciliteter blive udnyttet, ligesom skolen også kan stille lydudstyr mv. til rådighed til koncerter, oplæsninger osv. Højskolelivet handler om engagement, og publikum vil ikke bare blive tilhørere: der vil også blive mulighed for at deltage i mindre debatworkshops og skriveværksteder med deltagelse af programmets nordiske forfattere. Enkelte workshops og indslag vil blive kurateret af forskellige nordiske kulturelle aktører som tidsskrifter, forlag etc. Vi sigter mod at etablere samtaler på tværs af de nordiske lande i paneldebatter og forfatterinterviews, og indgangen til litteraturen er problemorienteret: hvilke spørgsmål rejser samtidens nordiske udgivelser, og hvordan forvaltes samfundets identitetspolitiske udfordringer forskelligt fra land til land? Programlægningen tager udgangspunkt i hele nordens aktuelle litterære debat og vil altså ikke kun invitere forfattere der er bogaktuelle i Danmark.
  • 2017/01
    BETWEEN SKY & SEA: TOURIST
    Longva Terese
    Norway
    15 000 EUR
    Ledemotivet kunstnerne vil jobbe mot, er det voksende feltet turisten fyller i kulturen vår. I tillegg til individuelle arbeid og faglige samlinger under oppholdet, vil resultatet av Between Sky & Sea V være en ny PABLISH bok som reflekterer tema og kunstneriske utprøvinger og resultat. Urbaniseringen av det nordiske så vel som det internasjonale samfunnet de siste tiårene preger samtiden vår. Dette dreier seg om alt fra enkeltindividets søken etter mangfold for livsutfoldelse i storbyen til arbeidsmigrasjon fra landsbygden i fattigere land. Mennesker kommer til rike deler av verden, ofte til byene som trenger arbeidskraft i lavere sørvisledd som renhold og transport. Byenes magnetiske virkning på den moderne befolkningen truer samtidig de små samfunnene i periferien på ulike måter. Ideen om arv og skjebnebestemt bosted er ikke lenger det rådende bildet for unge mennesker å se seg selv i. Utsikten som fisker, bonde eller industriarbeider ved stedets store bedrift utfordres av nye ideer om modernitet og mobilitet. Dette gir seg utslag i at unge mennesker forlater utkanten. Samtidig er lokal, tradisjonell industri under press av de globale markedskreftene som medfører en konstant diskusjon om nedleggelse og utflagging. Like fullt, nesten halvparten av verdens mennesker bor på landsbygden utenfor storbyene. Og både nasjonalt og internasjonalt vil mange påstå at det også er her produksjonene i verden opprettholdes. Uten tilførsel av energi, mat og byggmaterialer fra omlandet, vil ikke den urbane drømmen kunne realiseres. Lofoten er et sted som kan identifiseres med dette spenningsforholdet mellom det tradisjonelle og det moderne livet. Det siste tiåret har det vært utkjempet en politisk og økonomisk verdikamp med forankring i dette området. Olje- og gassutvinning står mot fiske- og naturbruk, ny teknologi og modernisering av samfunnet mot tradisjonalisme. Denne konflikten er langt fra avklart så langt. I denne sammenhengen er det vi henter inn figuren eller begrepet TURIST. Turisme er ofte et ord vi møter som en bro eller buffer mellom det tradisjonelle og det moderne samfunnet som en berikelse for begge parter: Turisten (det moderne mennesket) drar til utkanten for å oppleve naturen og kulturlandskapet. Eller, hun foretrekker en weekend i storbyen som adspredelse fra bygden og forstaden. Kunsten og turismen har en lang felleshistorie. Mange vil til og med hevde at det var kunstnere på tidlig 1800-tall som banet vei, eller var med å utvikle grunnlaget for fenomenet. Vi trenger bare å nevne den norske maleren J. C. Dahl for å påpeke sammenhengen mellom kunstproduksjon og den spede begynnelsen av turistindustrien i de norske fjordene. Og hva hadde Skagen vært i vår bevissthet uten kunstnerkolonien som etablerte seg der i 1870-årene? Turisme kan også ses i forlengelse av, eventuelt i kontrast til, den historiske kolonialismen. Det som den gangen var en forlystelse for overklassen er i dag aktivitet for folk flest. Kanskje nettopp av den grunn finner vi heller sjelden kunstnere som posisjonerer seg i turistens rolle. Åpen bruk av turismens retorikk hører heller ikke kunsten til, men kitschfeltet. Snarere søker vi mot vitenskapelige figurer som antropologen eller sosiologen som inngangsport til det ladede begrepsrommet TURIST. Lofoten er et spesielt sted med både tanke på natur og kulturhistorie. Tilbake til 1100-tallet finnes skriftlige kilder på den viktigste eksportnæringen i Norge helt frem til det 20ende århundre, klippfisk og tørrfiskproduksjon. I 1984 ankom det første moderne cruice-skipet øygruppen. Siden den gang har turistnæringen hatt en eksplosiv vekst. Lofoten har også vært et sted for kunstnere og kunstproduksjon gjennom de siste hundre årene. Området har i forhold til innbyggertall (ca 24500 personer) et rikt kunst- og kulturtilbud som bygger på flere profesjonelle kunstnermiljø. I Svolvær ligger Nordnorsk kunstnersenter, og Kabelvåg huser Nordland film og kunstfagskole.
  • 2017/01
    Lyse Nætter - Toner fra Norden
    Kammerkoret Musica
    Denmark
    5 000 EUR
    Baggrund: I Norden har vi en stærk og veludviklet kortradition med mange aktive sangere og dygtige amatørkor, der ofte klarer sig fremragende ved bl.a. internationale korkonkurrencer. I mødet med udlandet bliver man mødt med udtryk som ”den særlige nordiske korklang” - men hvad er egentligt kendetegnende ved den? Hvilke klange er det, der binder os sammen og hvor er vi hver især unikke? Dette vil vi gerne undersøge i dette projekt, som vi har valgt at kalde Lyse Nætter – Toner fra Norden, hvor tre kammerkor fra henholdsvis Sverige, Norge og Danmark sætter hinanden i stævne i pinsen 2017 lørdag den 3.- mandag den 5. Juni. De deltagende kor: Nordisk Kortræf afholdes af Riddarholmens Kammarkör fra Stockholm, Vestoppland Kammerkor fra Gjøvik/Lillehammer, Norge og Kammerkoret Musica, København. De 3 kor ligger i toppen af nordiske amatørkor med bl.a. talrige konkurrencedeltagelser og –præmieringer i bagagen. Kortræffet vil få deltagelse af ca. 65 sangere + de 3 dirigenter. Formålet med kortræffet er at mødes, synge sammen, inspirere hinanden og synge koncerter, hvor klang, stemme og udtryk er i fokus. Musikken vi vil arbejde med, er nordisk kompositionsmusik primært fra slutningen af det 19. frem til 21. århundrede. Repertoiret er i gang med at blive udarbejdet i samarbejde mellem de 3 kor og deres dirigenter. Vi forventer, at repertoiret omfatter værker af i hvert fald følgende komponister: Norge: Ola Gjeilo, Knut Nystedt, Kim André Arnesen Sverige: Oskar Lindberg, David Wikander, Wilhelm Peterson-Berger Danmark: Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Per Nørgård, Niels W. Gade Finland: Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Toivo Kuula Færøerne: Sunleif Rasmussen Hver koncert kommer til at bestå af en eller flere afdelinger, hvor de 3 kor synger sammen, og 3 afdelinger, hvor de enkelte kor synger. Som et “benspænd” for programlægningen har vi aftalt at hvert kor skal synge mindst en sats af en komponist fra et af de andre lande. Koncerten varer 50-60 minutter. Til koncerten i Cisternerne i Søndermarket (se nedenfor) udvikles et kortere program (30-40 minutter) med værker, der særligt kan fungere i rummet, der har 17 sekunders efterklang. Undervejs i koncerterne vil vi eksperimentere med alternative kor-opstillinger, der danner forskellige klangbilleder. Det kunne eksempelvis udmønte sig i, at sangerne til tider vil stå blandet med publikum, uden om publikum eller korene bevæger sig rundt om publikum. Der er foreløbig aftalt følgende koncerter: Lørdag d. 3. juni kl. 19.30 i Helligåndskirken i København Søndag d. 4. Juni kl. 10.00 i Cisternerne i Søndermarken på Frederiksberg Herudover vil der blive planlagt yderligere en koncert lørdag eftermiddag/aften Dokumentation og formidling: Undervejs vil vi endvidere video-dokumentere mødet mellem korene og dirigenterne, hvor vi vil prøve at indkredse det særlige ved ”tonerne fra Norden”. Videomaterialet vil vi efterfølgende stille til rådighed til glæde for undervisere, sangere, dirigenter og andre interessenter i musikmiljøerne med håb om, at materialet inspirerer til udviklingsarbejdet i andre musikalske sammenhænge. Budgettet indeholder udarbejdelse af en professionel videodokumentar omfattende interviews med dirigenter, deltagere og publikum samt musikeksempler. Desuden planlægger vi at åbne en af vores prøver for interesserede deltagere fra det københavnske kormiljø, i form af en masterclass eller workshop. Vi er i skrivende stund ved at finde ud af, om denne åbne prøve (evt. masterclass) kan komme til at foregå på Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium. Det er tanken, at kortræffet kan blive en tilbagevendende begivenhed hvert eller hvert andet år, og at træffet skal gå på omgang mellem de deltagende kor og lande. Fællesprøver, workshops og aktiviteter: Fællesprøver bliver et af omdrejningspunkterne for kortræffet samt mere sociale aktiviteter som fællesspisning og fest, samt egen tid for korene, hvor Kammerkoret Musica vil tilbyde at arrangere sightseeing i København for vores nordiske gæster.
  • 2017/01
    DESIGN FOR PEACE Hackathon (thereafter DFP)
    LATRA
    Greece
    29 000 EUR
    DESIGN FOR PEACE Hackathon (thereafter DFP) is a humanitarian design project, which invites Nordic innovators in the fields of product design, art & architecture, to conceive & manufacture open-source sustainable products that improve the lives of displaced people, living in refugee camps around the world. DFP is led by 5 Mentors with expertise in humanitarian, product and industrial design; Christian, a Swedish industrial designer (Better Shelter-Design of the Year 2016), Jonas (Tutor of the Year 2014) and Sergio, two industrial designers & senior lecturers in Konstfack (Sweden), Nina (Biomimicry Norway) a product designer with expertise in circular design, and Aris an architect in Greece, who has set up a creative innovation agency (LATRA), inside a refugee camp in Lesvos. DFP will take place in an innovation hub in Sweden and refugee camps in Greece and is a 3-stage project, which involves Nordic designers, collaborating with humanitarian agencies, governments, social organizations & the refugees, to design and manufacture products with the intention of implementing them directly in refugee camps. STAGE 1: EXPERT MEETINGS (GREECE/5-9 Jun.17) The Mentors from the Nordic creative industries will visit refugee camps in Greece and have Expert Meetings in Athens (5/6) & Lesvos (8/6) with the aim of: • Accumulating knowledge on field conditions • Experiencing two different settings (island & mainland) • Meeting beneficiaries, and receiving information on their needs and making relationships with potential partners and shareholders that will be instrumental on the implementation stage of the project. STAGE 2: THE DFP HACKATHON (SWEDEN/16-20 Oct.17) is a 5-day workshop taking place in Konstfack, where the 5 Mentors will coach 20 Nordic innovators to design and fabricate open-source sustainable products that can improve conditions on the field. The 20 participants will be selected on merit, following an open call, inviting participation to the free event, and guided by the field knowledge accumulated by the 5 Mentors in Greece. The participants will design & rapidly prototype life-saving sustainable products such as: • Useful everyday products (eg. baby cribs) from recycled plastic waste • Additions that can improve product function (eg.filters for water-collecting containers) • Medical supplies (eg. umbilical cords clips), which save millions of lives as they protect from infection During the DFP Hackathon participants will also get to think how to: • Recycle plastic waste into useful objects using 3D printers • Empower beneficiaries with new creative and technology skills in order to participate in the process. All products realized in the DFP project will be licensed free inviting the global design community to further develop the products. As the DFP products are open-source, they can be adopted in similar settings all across the world, thus, from a localized Hackathon in Sweden, solutions can be generated that may have a positive impact for millions of people around the world. Integral to all Stages of DFP is a digital set-up (cameras, etc), which transforms the refugee camp in Lesvos into a virtually and remotely accessible field testing site. This allows Nordic partners to access the humanitarian field and monitor implemented projects as well as co-work remotely with field partners at the touch of a button. STAGE 3: IMPLEMENTATION (Nov’17-Feb’18) is the testing of the products in refugee camps & the promotion of DFP via exhibitions in Sweden (Design Week), Norway & Greece. The applicant has successfully implement several projects on the field by empowering beneficiaries with both creative and technological skills. By setting up long-term collaborations between Nordic & International partners and by opening up the products to the worldwide design community, the aim of DFP is for Nordic innovation and creativity to have a continuously positive impact on improving the lives of displaced people around the world.
  • 2017/01
    NuoraNORD – pohjoismais-baltialaisten nuorten sirkusryhmien kehittämishanke
    Sirkuksen tiedotuskeskus ry
    Finland
    40 000 EUR
    NuoraNORD-hanke pohjaa Sirkuksen tiedotuskeskuksen vuonna 2015 käynnistämään Nuora – nuorten sirkusryhmien kehittämishankkeeseen. Hanke on suunnattu toimintansa alkuvaiheessa oleville pohjoismais-baltialaisille sirkustaiteen ryhmille ja yhteisöille, joilla on haasteita organisaatioiden toiminnan vakiinnuttamisen kanssa. Hankkeessa jaetaan nuorille ryhmille työllisyyden ja toimeentulon parantamiseen tarvittavaa osaamista teemallisten työpajojen sekä räätälöidyn neuvonnan ja mentoroinnin kautta. Hankkeessa keskitytään erityisesti strategiseen ajatteluun, toimintaprosessien suunnitteluun, toimintamallien vakauttamiseen sekä toiminnan pitkäjänteiseen kehittämiseen. Suomen kulttuurirahasto myönsi Sirkuksen tiedotuskeskukselle 60 000 euron apurahan NuoraMentors-hankkeen toteuttamiseen vuosille 2017-18. Hankkeessa kehitetään kotimaista nykysirkuskenttää tuotantotuen, henkilökohtaisen mentoroinnin sekä syventävien Masterclass-kokonaisuuksien kautta. Tämä luo hyvän pohjan myös pohjoismaiselle yhteistyölle. NuoraNORD on tämän kotimaisen mentorointihankkeen sisarhanke, joka laajentaa osan toiminnoista pohjoismaihin ja baltiaan Sirkusinfon jo olemassa olevien kontaktien kautta. Siteet kumppanimaihin ovat tiiviit ja tämänkaltaisen yhteistyön kautta niitä on mahdollista hyödyntää sekä vahvistaa entisestään. Koska Nuora-hankkeelle on ollut kentällä kova tarve, Sirkuksen tiedotuskeskus haluaa luoda hankkeelle uuden, pohjoismais-baltialaisen sisarhankkeen vuosille 2017-18. Ajatuksena on jatkaa toimintaa kotimaassa mutta laajentaa sitä myös pohjoismaihin ja baltiaan. Hankekaudella Sirkusinfo järjestää hankkeen kautta neljä työpajakokonaisuutta, yhden kussakin partnerimaassa. Partnerit valitsevat hankkeeseen mukaan kaksi nuoren sirkusryhmän tuottajaa/taiteilija-tuottajaa omasta maastaan, jotka osallistuvat kaikkiin hankkeen työpajoihin. Työpajat sisältävät tuotannollisia teemoja sekä henkilökohtaista mentorointia paikallisilta alan ammattilaisilta. Tavoitteena on, että tuottajat muodostavat hankkeen aikana vahvan pohjoismais-baltialaisen verkoston sekä kehittyvät ja kehittävät ryhmiään niin strategisesti kuin tuotannollisestikin. Hankkeen aikana järjestettävien työpajojen aiheet ovat seuraavat: 1. Taiteellinen ja tuotannollinen roolitus esittävän taiteen ryhmässä 2. Strateginen suunnittelu taiteellisessa työssä 3. Sirkusryhmän tuotannolliset rakenteet - työkalut, toimintamallit 4. Kansainvälinen markkinointi sekä verkostot - erityisesti pohjoismaiden ja baltian näkökulmasta Hankkeen syntymistä on edistänyt myös on baltialais-pohjoismainen sirkusverkosto Baltic-Nordic Circus Network (BNCN), joka on Itämeren alueen sirkustoimijoiden vapaamuotoinen verkosto. BNCN kehittää sirkustaiteen näkyvyyttä, toimintaedellytyksiä, osaamista ja alueellista yhteistyötä. Verkostossa on 15 jäsenorganisaatiota Pohjoismaista ja Baltian maista. Sirkuksen tiedotuskeskus on toiminut verkoston koordinaattorina vuodesta 2014 alkaen. Vuoden 2017 alussa koordinaatio siirtyi Manegenille Ruotsiin. Baltic Nordic Circus Network on järjestänyt työpajoja mm. sirkustaiteilijoille, -tuottajille, toimittajille ja tutkijoille, sirkusopettajille, sirkusteknisille osaajille, sekä myös verkoston jäsenkokouksia Pohjoismaiden ja Baltian alueella. BNCN:n kautta on jo tavoitettu pohjoismais-baltialaisia ryhmiä ja tuottajia, joten itu NuoraNORDin kaltaiselle toiminnalle on jo olemassa. Hankkeen kautta on mahdollista syventää BNCN:n kautta muodostettuja suhteita ja jalkauttaa toimintaa entistä paremmin suoraan nuorten ryhmien pariin. BNCN on hankkeessa mukana tiedotuksellisena partnerina. Verkoston koordinaattori tiedottaa ja markkinoi NuoraNORD-hanketta laajasti omien väyliensä kautta.
  • 2017/01
    SYMPHONY ZERO - Et nordisk samlingspunkt for publikumsudvikling til symfonisk musik blandt unge
    Volume
    Denmark
    47 000 EUR
    Mange symfoniorkestre i Norden har en udfordring ift. at skabe ny publikumsudvikling over for den unge målgruppe 15-25 år. De unge er i dag eksponeret for en endeløs række af digitale underholdningstilbud, hvilket gør det særdeles udfordrende at rekruttere dem som publikum. For de fleste unge repræsenterer symfoniorkestre og symfoniske koncerter en ukendt verden, som er svær at afkode og dermed skabe en meningsfuld relation til. En symfonisk koncert står på mange måder i dyb kontrast til det hæsblæsende tempo, de unge er vant til fra sociale medier og digitale underholdningsplatforme. Symfoniorkestrene har med andre ord svært ved at gøre sig relevante på de kanaler og medier, som de unge har taget til sig og bruger deres tid på. De symfoniorkestre vi har talt med i vores research fra både Norge, Sverige og Danmark har udtrykt et behov for at komme i dialog med de unge via nye medier og initiativer. Vores ambition er at adressere denne udfordring. En udfordring, som går på tværs af de nordiske lande. Derfor mener vi også det vil være naturligt at udvikle et nyt nordisk initiativ i fællesskab med symfoniorkestre og den unge målgruppe på tværs af Danmark, Norge og Sverige. Symphony Zero er et ambitiøst bud på hvordan vi på nordisk plan kan udvikle fremtidens symfoniske publikum i en verden, der i stigende grad er digitaliseret. Projektet vil skabe en ny nordisk struktur for fælles publikumsudvikling, som kan stimulere samarbejde på kryds og tværs af lande og genrer. Når udfordringen er at introducere og fastholde de unge i den symfoniske verden, kræver det en kreativ tilgang, som kan trænge igennem den mediestøj, der præger de unges hverdag. I dag lytter de unge til en bred vifte af musik på streaming-tjenester og mange lytter til forskellige rytmiske crossover genrer - også genrer, der ligger tæt på den symfoniske musik. Det er her, ideen om at skabe remix mellem symfonisk og rytmisk musik starter. Vi vil bygge bro mellem symfonisk og rytmisk musik for at skabe identifikation og genklang hos de unge. De unge vil være mere tilbøjelige til at udvise interesse for den symfoniske musik, hvis den bliver introduceret af rytmiske artister, som de unge allerede identificerer sig med og følger på de sociale medier. Symphony Zero omfatter Sverige, Norge og Danmark. Ét symfoniorkester fra hvert land og tre rytmiske artister fra hvert land deltager – i alt tre symfoniorkestre og ni rytmiske artister. Projektets omdrejningspunkt er remix-samarbejder mellem artister og symfoniorkestre, som fordrer online og fysiske aktiviteter på tværs af målgruppen. Hvert remix-samarbejde er centreret omkring en række aktiviteter og aktiver, som har en tilbagevendende cyklus på en måned. Hvert remix-samarbejde har deltagelse af ét symfoniorkester fra ét land samt én artist fra hver især Sverige, Norge og Danmark. En cyklus starter med at symfoniorkestret udvælger et værk, som de tre artister tager under ’kærlig behandling’ og laver en fortolkning af (et remix). Herefter kan den unge målgruppe samarbejde på tværs af de tre lande om at lave deres egne remix i en lyd-mixer, og efterfølgende deltage i koncert-introduktioner og workshops med artisterne. Projektet har seks cyklusser, der hver især rummer de aktiviteter, som beskrives under 1.7. Inden projektet startes op udvælges hvilke artister og værker, der skal indgå i projektet. Dette foregår ved en workshop, hvor repræsentanter fra de tre orkestre mødes, og i fællesskab finder frem til hvilke ni artister og seks værker, der vil passe ind i orkestrenes profil og koncertprogram. Det vil være værker, som i forvejen er programsat og fremføres af orkestrene ved kommende koncerter. På denne måde vil der være en rød tråd gennem projektets aktiviteter og kommunikation. Websitet symphonyzero.com bliver samlingspunkt for alle projektets aktiviteter og aktiver. Her kan målgruppen gå på opdagelse i remixes, artist-videoer, nyheder, værk-tekster, og konkurrencer om at deltage i projektets workshops.
  • 2017/01
    SHE'S A SHOW. En digital audiovisuel platform for feministisk æstetik i Norden
    SHE'S A SHOW
    Denmark
    32 258 EUR
    1. "SHE'S A SHOW. En digital audiovisuel platform for feministisk æstetik i Norden" tager kunstnerisk afsæt i digter Mette Moestrups og musiker Miriam Karpantschofs poesi- og lydduo SHE'S A SHOW. Den digitale platform struktureres af digital designer Hanna Bergman. Vi vil skabe en nybrydende kunstoplevelse og debatform ud fra et metodisk eksperimentende rum for nordisk tværæstetisk og feministisk udveksling. Projektet involverer video-bidrag fra en række kvindelige visuelle kunstnere fra Norge, Grønland, Finland og Island. Efter lanceringen af platformen vil der være offentlige events i min. tre af de repræsenterede lande. Både i det virtuelle og det virkelige rum er hensigten at undersøge det digitale og æstetiske i forhold til feminisme som aktivistisk udtryksform i vores samtid. Herunder også 'women in technology', idet vi i forhold til teknisk produktion lægger vægt på kvindelig majoritet. 2. I det digitale og audiovisuelle space kombineres poesi samt den musikalske og auditive oplevelse med det visuelle. Platformen rummer et både tværæstetisk, -medialt og interdisciplinært samarbejde. Spacet komponeres i en kronologisk storform, som brugeren kan scrolle, klikke og skabe sin egen individuelle lyttende, læsende og betragtende vej gennem, idet der også bliver interaktive elementer, fx paratekster, der diskuterer tekstindhold eller kommenterer en video. Hanna Bergman skriver om projektet: “The intention of this kind of digital space is to explore new ways of sharing audiovisuel stories and experimenting with the combination of music and video, sound and words. Using the various forms of media inherent on digital platforms, the space will make use of and play with this possible formats. In addition we alså want to work on emphasizing the new aesthetics and functions for this experimental space.” Ud over videokunstnerne vil også Bergman bidrage med digitale visuelle installationer/tekstanimationer. (Tillige vil spacet også blive brugt i en demo-app til mobiltelefon.) 3. Det digitale medie anvendes til at udforske og udfolde det tværæstetiske og flersanselige, som er iboende SHE’S A SHOWS poetik og praksis. SHE’S A SHOW er en musik-, poesi- og performanceduo, hvor Mette Moestrups ord møder Miriam Karpantschofs lydunivers. Mette Moestrups poesi er kendt i hele Skandinavien, og projektet åbner for en tidssvarende poesi-formidling. SHE’S A SHOW er en queer og feministisk duo, hvilket også fremgår af teksternes indhold, fx: “Min kittel er for kort/ og det er noget lort/ for jeg er feministisk/ og kitlen er sexistisk.” Tekstuniverset er på dansk og engelsk. Duoen arbejder live med både sang, recitation og performance, og med et lydbillede, som er opbygget af melodiske elementer, beats, klangflader og stemmen, idet der bruges syntetiske lyde, reallyde og skæve akustiske instrumenter som okarina, lyre, klokkespil osv., hvormed computerens skarpe electronica klangfarver blødes op af organiske lyde, melodiske forløb og harmonier. Stemmen og kroppen er omdrejningspunktet. 4. De inviterede kvindelige videokunstnere fra forsk. nordiske lande fortolker hver deres lydlige musikstykke/sang visuelt, idet de får mulighed for individuel udfoldelse, og deres respektive videoer bliver på en gang enkeltstående værker og dele af en kollektiv fortolkning og et fælles arkiv. Dette arkiv skal så igen - som en virtuel og mobil udstilling - danne baggrund for min. 3 offentlige event. 5.De åbne træf kan finde sted på litteraturhuse i min. 3 nordiske byer, hvor de visuelle bidragydere er bosat, idet den digitale platform og den pågældende video danner baggrund for debatemner (fx intersektionalitet, skandinavisk/global feminisme, hvidhedskritik, klimakritik, queer) kombineret m. liveperformances. 6. Det feministiske netværk styrkes i bidragydergruppen. Den digital platform distribueres gratis via nettet, den er blivende og tilgængelig for alle. Kan både anvendes som kunstnerisk oplevelse samt i undervisnings- og debatøjmed.
  • 2017/01
    Barnens visuella värld
    ASSITEJ Sweden
    Sweden
    7 926 EUR
    I denna workshop, kallad ”Barnens visuella värld”, vill vi fokusera på det visuella uttrycket på scen. Workshopen vänder sig till scenografer och andra yrkesområden inom scenkonsten som fokuserar på det visuella innehållet som berättarelement på scen. Workshopen ska ge kunskapsöverföring och utbyte av erfarenheter för de som arbetar med visuell gestaltning inom scenkonst med målgruppen barn/unga. Workshopen vänder sig till utövare i Norden och Baltikum. Som arbetsmetod kommer vi att använda den metod vi tidigare använt i workshopen Interplay sommaren 2016 som hade fokus på dramatiker. Det unika med arbetsmetoden är att unga scenografer (här använt i den vidare bemärkelse som angetts ovan), i början av sin yrkeskarriär, får möta erfarna handledare och etablerade scenografer för att i löpande samtal under tre dagars tid utveckla sitt konstnärliga uttryck och material. Varje deltagande land (åtta länder) ansvarar genom sin respektive ASSITEJ-representant för att utse två scenografer i åldern 18-30 år samt en handledare, s k ”tutors” (totalt 16 + 8 personer). Handledarna ska under workshopen vara de unga scenografernas lärare, bollplank och partners i arbetet att hjälpa dem att utvecklas i sitt yrkesområde. Varje deltagare har med sig ett utarbetat material kring en pjäs eller ett koncept som kan utgöra grunden för en uppsättning på scen. Detta material används i övningarna som exempel och genom jämförelser av erfarenheter och kunskaper utvecklas det medtagna materialet succesivt. Arbetet sker i mindre grupper, s k ”base groups”, och varje grupp arbetar nära de professionella ”tutors” eller handledarna, blandat med större gruppövningar och presentationer. Workshopen blir en plats för möten mellan individer, länder och olika teatertraditioner. För inspiration, fördjupning av scenkonsten och de visuella gestaltningsmöjligheterna på scen. Workshopen avslutas med en gemensam presentation gruppvis i de s k ”base groups”. Workshopen kommer att fokusera på ett yrke, scenografens, samt två teman som vi som arrangörer anser är viktiga att lägga till arrangemanget beroende på de kunskaper och erfarenheter vi byggt upp under närmare trettio år av nordiskt och senare nordiskt-baltiskt samarbete. Workshopens fokusområde är: - unga nordiska och baltiska scenografer samt de två temana: - scenkonst för barn och unga - nordiskt-baltiskt samarbete för att öka kompetensen och utbytet på området.
  • 2017/01
    CHART DESIGN
    CHART DESIGN
    Denmark
    100 000 EUR
    From 31 August – 3 September 2017 CHART DESIGN will present a fair with a selection of the best Nordic design galleries, a curated exhibition showcasing experimental design from up-and-coming Nordic Designers, a unique and sustainable exhibition design and a series of free, public events, talks and performances. Background: Initiated by CHART ART FAIR and a group of established Danish design representatives, CHART DESIGN first saw the light of day as its own fair in 2016. Six galleries from the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland and Sweden presented work spanning from contemporary collectables to modern classics. The fair was accompanied by a curated CURIO exhibition, showcasing a selection of experimental design by up-and-coming Danish designers. Motivated by the overwhelming interest in CHART DESIGN coming from both exhibitors, national- and international guests, curators, museums and various design agencies and organisations, CHART DESIGN have chosen to expand in 2017. This means that CHART DESIGN will move to the acclaimed contemporary art space CC Copenhagen Contemporary, just a few min walk from the CHART ART FAIR at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. CHART DESIGN 2017: Founded on the same ideas of inclusion, intimacy and collaboration as CHART ART FAIR, CHART DESIGN aims to be much more than a design fair. Presenting both exhibitions and a social program, it is the aim of CHART DESIGN to become the best and most inspiring exhibition and communication platform for design in the Nordic Region. In the former Paper Halls on Papirøen – now the esteemed art space CC, CHART DESIGN will over the course of four days (1 day of preview, 3 days of public attendance) present a selection of the best Nordic design galleries, a unique and sustainable exhibition design, a curated ‘curio’-exhibition, a curated exhibition treating the cross field between art and design, and a social, free and open to the public talk and event program. Presented under one roof in Copenhagen, a city attracting a growing international acclaim for art, design, architecture, film, fashion and gastronomy the aim is to create an expanding knowledge and new network across disciplines. CHART DESIGN will be informed by an advisory board consisting of a selection of Nordic professionals representing diverse perspectives on art and design. The advisory board will be part of shaping the future strategy of CHART DESIGN – counselling on profile, venue and program. CHART ART FAIR and CHART DESIGN are both 100% non-profit organisation. Any surplus created from the fairs will go directly to the realisation of the 2018 edition. Any funds granted from non-commercial foundations will single handily be spend on open-to-the-public events and exhibitions. Attracting more than 18,000 people, its highest visitor numbers to date, outstanding booth presentations and a strong collector attendance, CHART ART FAIR’s fourth edition in 2016 underlined CHART ART FAIR's position as one of the most important and unique platforms for art sales in the Nordic region. Alongside collectors from Europe, the Americas, and Asia, representatives from museums and institutions from around the world attended the fairs.
  • 2017/01
    Dancing without Borders - A Nordic Dance Exchange in Reykjavík and Nuuk
    Reykjavik Dance Festival
    Iceland
    40 366 EUR
    Dancing without Borders - A Nordic Dance Exchange brings together works by Nordic choreographers before audiences in Reykjavík and Nuuk. Through performances, residencies, workshops, talks and a special outreach program, this initiative brings focus to a specific wave of Nordic choreographers who have made a name for themselves across the Nordic region, as well as around the world, for continually pushing at the boundaries of what choreographers can do with their choreographic methods; how they use their choreographic methods to choreograph beyond the trained dancing body. It will be realised through a collaboration between Reykjavík Dance Festival & Nuuk Nordic. It will bring the choreographers Ásrún Magnúsdóttir (IS), Elina Pirinen (FI), Mette Ingvartsen (DK), Fieldworks (NO), Rebecka Stillmann (SE), Mette Edvardsen (NO), Inga Huld Hákonardóttir (IS) and Alma Söderberg (SE) into contact with one another and the publics of Reykjavík and Nuuk. Artists and audiences will engage with this Nordic wave of through various different formats. They will have an opportunity to reflect on this Nordic wave via a number of panels on the value of this shift and how it impacts on our understanding of dance/ the trained dancer. This will not be the first time this has been reflected on in the Nordic region, but it will be the first time that it is discussed in Iceland and in Greenland. The project has 3 parts: AUG 2017: Workshops & seminar in Iceland : Selected Nordic choreographers will host workshops, where the target group will be teenagers and local choirs with Ásrún Magnúsdóttir (IS) and Mette Edvardsen (NO). A public discursive forum in relation to the projects central thematics also takes place Oct 2017: Workshops & seminar in Greenland: RDF, in collaboration with the festival Nuuk Nordic, will host 2 workshops, one for teenagers and another one for a local choirs with Ásrún Magnúsdóttir (IS) and Mette Edvardsen (NO). A public discursive forum in relation to the project´s central thematics also takes place Nov 2017: Performances, seminar and final celebrations in Reykjavík during RVK International Performance Festival. What is important to note about the workshops is that these Nordic choreographers, Ásrún and Mette, have been specially selected to do workshops in Reykjavík and Greenland, since they have been using their choreographic toolbox in an extended way and opening it up to local people. Therefore we want to give them these research platforms in Reykjavík and Nuuk to work on specific projects, which then will be shared in Greenland during Nuuk Nordic in October 2017 and in Reykjavík during the International Performance Festival in November 2017. As a part of the outreach program we work with the National Radio in Iceland, and in Greenland to create a specific dance lectures for radio, where the workshop leaders Ásrún and Mette will choreograph short radio pieces to be played in the radio both in Iceland and in Greenland. In those radio pieces they will reflect on their practise and their tools and how they work with choreography within this context. During the month of August, RDF will collaborate with DJ MARGEIR, an Icelandic DJ, and host a big dance party in Reykjavík on Cultural Night, with local participants from the dance and music scene, as well as workshop participants and artists. The project will also work closely with the Iceland Academy of the Arts and selected students will be invited work with the different choreographers in the project, thereby ensuring that there is further legacy of the project – an ever deeper exchange.
  • 2017/01
    The project title is Nordiska Visuella Mästerskapet (NVM).
    Dramaski Aktiebolag
    Sweden
    37 454 EUR
    The project idea is inspired by the Swedish and Norwegian´s Song Vision Contest and Eurovision, where deaf performers have performed all songs in sign language on the TV channels: SVT and NRK. The idea was developed by three people from three Nordic Countries during a meeting in December 2016. The meeting was covered by financial support from OPSTART. The working title for the project then was: NDP (Nordiska Döva Performers), the final name for this project and also for the future events is: Nordiska Visuella Mästerskapet (NVM). We want to create a place for deaf and hard of hearing singers in sign language, a "sign language song festival" for deaf and hard of hearing people, where people from each nordic country can get the opportunity to compete with each others in same way as artistes in Eurovision. The condition of the event´s concept is based on the visuality and the nordic countries´ sign languages. We want to open the opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing people to try something new based on sing language and cultural arts. It is many nordic sport contest for deaf and hard of hearing people in the sport area, but almost no nordic events or meeting places based on culture and art. The project is going to be a permanently event in the future, for example an event each second year in different Nordic Countries. The period for the first event will be from august 1st 2017 to march 1st 2018, and this will be organised following way: - 3 project leaders are going to follow up the event´s work and one production´s leader is going to work with this event from July 2017 to February 2018. - The production´s leader is going to prepare the event and marketing the event through following project leaders´ work plan / action plan. - The 3 project leaders are going to ensure that someone, for example an organisation or a company, is taking over the event after our first event. And a NVM-Board will be created to ensure that the event will continue going on in the future and that this is following NVM´s rules and criteria such as Nordvision and EBU´s criteria. The event is going to consist of an online based contest which ends in an on-stage final contest with a party after the contest. Participant who wants to compete in NVM is going to send in a video with their own performing. The videos will be published on a website (NVM´s website) in a limited period, there people from Nordic Countries can vote for best performers. 10-12 best performers (at least one from each country) will get a ticket to the final contest which is on-stage with audience and a jury. Participants from Faeroe Islands and Greenland will get access to the final event without going through the online-based voting round, this means 12 participants on the final on stage event. If there are no participants from those countries there will then be 10 participants on the final event, this because we want to take care of those countries cultural heritage and attendance in Nordic Deaf Events. The jury decides the winner. The party after contest is for both the audience and NVM´s 10-12 final participants. The event will not have any age limits for attending as performers and no age limits for attending the event during the final contest, but parents have to attend too. This means no under age participants/audience without parents. After the final contest we will have an event-party, and the age limits for this part is 18 years old. We will have bracelet with different colour for over age and under age public so that those with under age bracelet have to leave before the party begins. The first time we implement the event we are also thinking about having a workshop at the day time before the contest. The workshop will be for the 10-12 best participants, and also open for other who wants to join the workshop. The workshop will be with one or two singers who can talk about their singing career and participants during the workshop can share their experience etc.
  • 2017/01
    DISKO ARTS FESTIVAL - the utopian rhizomatic arts festival and new work incubator in the Disko Bay.
    Far North
    Iceland
    100 000 EUR
    In 2013 FAR NORTH received a long term networking grant from Nordic Culture Point that enabled the development of strong network of artists and organisations that laid the solid foundation of the multifaceted artistic endeavours that continue to spring rhizomorphous out of the Far North's network. FAR NORTH IS A MULTIDIMENSIONAL NETWORK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC & THEATRE IN THE FAR NORTH. Its primary aim is to galvanize further skill acquisition and artistic encounters. As has been the ethos of Far North from the beginning, we attempt to enable a rhizomorphous experience of knowledge transfer that stimulates the emergence of new aesthetics and artistic collaborations, manifested in innovative productions of a wide array of scale and format, with experimentation in contemporary music and theatre at the core. FAR NORTH HAS SINCE 2013 hosted the DISKOTEK SESSIONS (THE DISKO BAY SESSIONS FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC & THEATRE. (See info and videos on our website.) The sessions have brought together renowned creators from the international field of contemporary composition, drama, visual arts and literature and young aspiring artists from the Nordic/Arctic countries. There is an emphasis on establishing lasting fruitful artistic relationships with the younger generation of aspiring professional artists in Greenland. The sessions mainly take place in the small settlement of Oqaatsut and in Ilulissat, in the Disko Bay. Hence the funky name. FAR NORTH as a flexible PRODUCTION PLATFORM has a track record of producing Nordic and International co-productions of TINY TO LARGE SCALE formats WITH VARIOUS CONSTELLATIONS OF ARTISTIC AND ORGANISATIONAL PARTNERS. Now after years of build-up, Far North and the Diskotek Session will morph into the big sister DISKO ARTS FESTIVAL. The Disko Arts Festival will maintain an immersive artist residency and new work incubator character. Giving space to groups of artists to work intensely on new productions and parallel give public performances and host open sessions for children, youth and grown-ups in the area. The Disko Arts Festival will maintain and expand even further Far North’s dedicated focus on the development of new original works of experimental and hybrid formats in contemporary music, theatre and performance. It will expand aesthetic perceptions and challenge pre-existing structures and hierarchies. The festival will be held in the Disko Bay area (primarily Ilulissat and Oqaatsut) in the first week of August 2017. The artists stay in the Disko Bay area from 7-14 days. The festival itself takes place over a course of five days where there will be a multitude of performances and activities taking place, primarily in the settlement of Oqaatsut (where we have in past years explored and found a unique rock formation with unique acoustic qualities that will serve as a large outdoor arena), in the Sermermiut Culture House in Ilulissat and off venues in and around the town. Performances range from showcasing of work that has already sprung out of the Far North Network, to solo performances, improvised site specific performances that may be embryos for new work, extended performative session, and site specific installations. A major public event will be an artistic endurance and extended duration performance along the coastline from Ilulissat to Oqaatsut (23 kilometers) that will end in the final event. Far North and the Disko Arts Festival will work for the coming years on variations on the theme UTOPIAN DESIRE. The theme will be explored by artist from different points of departure, and in relation to a broad spectrum of philosophical and artistic reflections. The Disko Arts Festival will mark a significant point of departure and vehicle for several major productions already conceptually under way. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DOSSIER WITH EXPERIENCE TESTIMONIALS AND IN DEPTH INFORMATION ON THE ARTISTIC ENDEAVOURS AND PRODUCTIONS CENTRED AROUND THE DISKO ARTS FESTIVAL.
  • 2017/01
    RUDY and How to do things with Romance: a prologue
    Interim kultur AB (svb)
    Sweden
    9 700 EUR
    Last year I organized a project called Nobodys Dance in collaboration with Eleanor Bauer which was an attempt to facilitate for the production, distribution and exchange of knowledge within the field of contemporary dance. With contemporary dance I mean dance which is not only formed and informed by historical power structures, habit, pre-existing opinions and expectations about dance, but dance which continually is recontexualized, takes on new forms and means of expression from a sense of curiosity, urgency and a wish to influence, change and touch. After meetings in amongst other places Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Berlin and Brussels, I was made familiar with many local fields and a young generation of dance makers not yet that established in the field. Out of this encounter came a collaboration with Danseatelier, a collective of dance artists in Copenhagen, who has now invited me to facilitate and contribute to their festival this June: The Carrier Bag festival. Their interests concern facilitating for better and more sustainable conditions and forms of working and collaborating within the field and I share those interets. My proposition was to present two pieces that as a starting point has dance as a collective art form or team effort: RUDY and How to do things with Romance: a prologue. RUDY is a frame and a concept which takes on different shapes and facilitated for exchange, distribution and production of knowledge through dancing together. Five dancers from Danseatelier have contributed to a performance made from the concept RUDY last year in St Erme, Performing Arts forum in France. The piece can be said to be a mode of using and developing methods and ideas developed during Nobodys Dance. I consider the concept as a recontextualization of dance heritage, as it questions the historical idea of the artist as an individual (male) genius to instead propose dance as a collective expression where imitation, variation, using and developing are vital aspects of its development. RUDY can be compared to a poetry reading, where different dancers contribute with dance memories or propositions which are then recited by the full choir of dancers. The framing of the piece is that the audience starts lying down, eyes closed, while a text is read to them, scents fill the air and the dancers massages the feet of the audience to alert other senses than vision before the danced part. It is a concept that gives value to transformative recycling as an essential part of art making. The idea came from a quote by Judith Butler: ”what if we shift the question from: who do I want to be, to: what kind of life do I want to live with others?”. The idea is to combine a new outcome of the concept with an already performed version. The 17 Swedish based dancers will create a new version in one week in Stockholm, and also rehearse and bring the piece How to do things with Romance: a prologue to Copenhagen. Nina Gojic, dramaturge, theoretician and performer from Zagreb, Croatia will join in Stockholm for the rehearsals. In Copenhagen, 5 dancers from Danseatelier will join the performance of RUDY and 2 dancers will also drum in How to do things with Romance: a Prologue. In Copenhagen after a common rehearsal, the pieces will be presented at the art venue Copenhagen Contemporary, as a part of the opening evening of The Carrier Bag Festival, organized by Danseatelier in collaboration with the art space. Later Nina Gojic and 3 members of Danseatelier will facilitate an audience discussion to open for multiple readings of the performances and facilitate for exchange and reflection on the art experienced. The conversation also aims to give value to questioning what contemporary dance is and can be and how it relates to life in contemporary society. The format used in the audience conversation was developed during a scholarship program called Critical Practice made in Yugoslavia in which Nina Gojic and me participated.
  • 2017/01
    Water and Harbours in North - WHiN 2017
    Författarcentrum Väst
    Sweden
    50 000 EUR
    Water and Harbours in North - WHiN är tänkt äga rum under 2017 i hamnstäderna Tórshavn, Reykjavik och Göteborg samt Newcastle/Durham. Det kommer att vara en veckas författarutbyte mellan tre nordiska städer och New Writing North i England med totalt 20 deltagande författare, samt 4 lokala konstnärer. Hamnen som plats och vatten som element blir det teman som bildar en länk mellan författarna från projektets början till slut. Genom samarbete med litterära aktörer tar varje värdstad emot tre författare från tre olika länder, som möter minst två lokala författare och därmed bildar en grupp författare som tack vara sina olika bakgrunder bör kunna interagera och inspirera varandra. Tillsammans kommer de att bjudas på målinriktade workshops, utifrån värdens kompetenser och möjligheter, men som förutom de övergripande temana förslagsvis kan beröra översättningar, samt arbete med bild och text. En viktig del av projektet är samarbete med en lokal konstnär från ett annat konstnärligt fält, gärna en visuell konstnär. Denna väljs av värdorganisationen på varje plats och det är här som temana Vatten/Hamn kommer in som "place-specific inspiration". Vi förväntar oss "site-responsitive" resultat. Vi hoppas på, men kräver inte, dokumentation av resultat i en form som kan publiceras på nätet. Alla författare får ersättning i form av ett arvode för den vecka de är i värdstaden, oberoende av eventuella officiella framträdanden under vistelsen. Detta för att de ska kunna ägna sig åt arbete och utveckling av ett verk. Resultatet kommer att publiceras på projektets hemsida. Om värden väljer att bjuda in sin författargrupp eller individer till officiella framträdanden så bygger detta på överenskommelse mellan den aktuella organisatören och berörd författare. Nordens hamnar och floder har historiskt varit betydande för nordisk gemenskap. Men vad betyder de i dag? Vad betyder vattnet som farled i dag? Med tanke på dagens flyktingströmmar; hur berörs våra hamnar av det? Vad betyder hamnen som begrepp och som plats? Vad betyder vattnet som begrepp och som element? Det är några av de frågor projektets författare och konstnärer kommer att ta sig an. Projektets deltagare kommer att förhålla sig till dem och tillsammans med en lokal konstnär ge nutida bilder av vårt arv. Vi tar avstamp i något utomkonstnärligt för att skapa nutida konst.  Projektet bygger nya kontaktytor, mellan kulturaktörer inom norden. En utblick mot Europa gör samarbetet med England motiverat: havet har inte bara varit en förbindelselänk inom Norden, det har också varit Nordens väg ut i Europa och världen. Vi har ett stort gemensamt arv i form av nordiska sagor och berättande som även inkluderar England. På sikt ämnar projektet WHiN skapa nytt liv byggt på nya berättelser på gamla platser och med hjälp av moderna medier. Möten och interaktion skapar även oförutsägbara och givande biverkningar, bland annat genom respekt för varandras världar och översättning av texter.
  • 2017/01
    At lukke op - Nordisk spor for unge på Kulturmødet på Mors, Danmark - 24.-26. august 2017
    Kulturmødet
    Denmark
    20 134 EUR
    Kulturmødet på Mors i Danmark har fundet sted de sidste fire år og er vokset støt i både antal deltagere og i forhold til samtaler og oplevelser. I 2016 var der 85 samtaler/debatter og 325 oplevelser i løbet af de 48 timer som Kulturmødet varer, og der var ca. 20.000 deltagere. Kulturmødet 2017 finder sted på Mors d. 24.-26. august. I 2017 er hovedtemaet "At lukke op" og det betyder, at der vil være meget fokus på kunst og kultur i verden omkring os. Et særligt fokus vil være på den nordiske dimension, som vil have flere "spor" med relevante debatter og oplevelser. I de nordiske spor vil der være særligt fokus på de unge, som selv vil komme med input til indhold og udøvende kunstarter og kunstnere. Denne ansøgning er første skridt imod at etablere en nordisk Unge Redaktion, der vil komme til at spille en central rolle mht. indholdet både i 2017 og de kommende år. De unge vil kunne tage emner op inden for kunst og kultur, som interesserer dem, og som bidrager til større forståelse mellem unge fra de nordiske lande. Denne ansøgning er kun en lille del af selve Kulturmødet, da der her kun søges om støtte til at ca. 20. unge kan deltage og spille en særlig rolle med hensyn til det nordiske indhold på Kulturmødet. Ud af de ca. 20 unge forventes det, at ca. 3 unge vil komme fra Storbritannien, Tyskland eller Holland. Dette er for at udbrede kendskabet til nordisk kunst og kultur blandt vore ikke-nordiske naboer. Ud over dette vil der være deltagelse af unge nordiske skabende og udøvende kunstnere på Kulturmødet, og der er planen, at nogle af de unge under Kulturmødet laver et fælles endnu ikke fastlagt kunstnerisk produkt, skabt særligt til Kulturmødet.
  • 2017/01
    Migration, Culture and Nation The Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy Research 2017
    Cupore
    Finland
    4 000 EUR
    The Nordic Conference of Cultural Policy Research is a biannual meeting for the community of cultural policy researcher in the Nordic countries. It has been arranges since 2003 by an Nordic scientific committee and a national organisation comittee. The2017 edition is arranged in Helsinki as a collaboration between The Foundation for Cultural Policy Research CUPORE and the Unit of Cultural Policy at the University of Jyväskylä. The theme of the conference is Migration, Culture and Nation. We aim to facilitate discussions on the roles of cultural policy in a time when trends such as globalization, increasing migration and changes in media and communication influence society and politics in new ways and creating new roles for arts and heritage. Arts, cultural heritage and cultural policy have been closely entangled with the realities of migration in the past and are evidently so in the present moment as well. Therefore it is crucial not to keep the discussion only on an academic theoretical level, but to combine perspectives with intermingled levels of practices and implementations of the policies decided upon. Our conference will function as a platform and as a laboratory of meetings, combinations, and maybe even collisions, around questions, interpretations and different understandings of the current societal situation. The aim is to have authentic collaborations with individual practioners, main actors in the museum sector as well as with decisionmakers from the arts councils in all the Nordic countries.
  • 2017/01
    Nordic Jazz Comets Summit
    Suomen Jazzliitto ry.
    Finland
    40 000 EUR
    The Nordic Jazz Network is a working group of the non-profit jazz organizations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The network and its partner collectives We Jazz (Finland) and XJAZZ (Germany) will select five aspiring, Nordic jazz bands to attend a showcase and a summit in Berlin, Kreuzberg in October 17 - 20th, 2017, during the Scope festival. The bands will perform at a showcase on the opening night of the festival, get to know each others and local musicians at a jam night after the showcase, and later have a songwriting workshop and recording session with professional musicians and producers. The young musicians will have a chance to gain experiences and meet people that are beneficial for their art and future careers. The Berlin-based musicians and German music professionals will get the opportunity to hear the upcoming Nordic jazz generation and collaborate with the next Iiro Rantalas or Esbjörn Svenssons. We Jazz and XJAZZ produced together a small but artistically high-level festival Scope in Berlin in 2016. The weekend festival took place at various locations in Berlin and had a strong focus on Finland, and Finnish musicians building networks and collaborations with the Berlin-based artists. Scope’s program sported names like Jimi Tenor & KabuKabu, TBerlin X Helsinki Ensemble (feat. Timo Lassy & STUDNITZKY), Buba Wii Aa, Terzic / Kalima / Grimal, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Noah Kin, Mirel Wagner, Markus Pesonen, Kari Ikonen Trio, Linear John and Jukka Perko Avara. The weird little festival had a positive reception and the German audiences were left craving for some more Nordic madness. In year 2000, the Nordic jazz organizations came up with the idea of joining forces in helping the rising Nordic jazz stars enter the industry. The result of the collaboration was a band competition called Young Nordic Jazz Comets, that rotated for 13 years in all the Nordic capitals, until the idea of young musicians competing instead of co-operating was buried. This year the Nordic network brings back the Comets, but with a completely new idea, updated execution and the most rewarding partnerships. The goal is also to include the musicians in the production process, review the first summit and its effects properly, make a simple model of it, repeat it in another country in 2018 and duplicate the concept around Europe for anyone to use after that. We will have the Nordic Ja Ja Ja network as our marketing partner, and maybe even revive some of the old Ja Ja Ja club night magic with our ja-ja-jazzy programme.
  • 2017/01
    The Tower at the end of the World – Islands and Literature
    Nordens Hus på Færøerne
    Faroe Islands
    8 067 EUR
    ”The Tower at the end of the World – Islands and Literature” er en international litteraturkonference med et særdeles stærkt hold bestående af 12 forfattere og 12 scholars fra norden og hele verden. Meningen er at sætte øer og litteratur på dagsordenen på en almenfaglig måde. Nordatlanten er en region af øer med en markant litterær profil på grund af sagaerne, men i moderne tid også på grund af magiske realister som William Heinesen og Halldór Laxness. Udgangspunktet for det valgte tema er netop William Heinesens berømte beskrivelse af Færøerne som en hel verden i et sandkorn. Øer og små steder er for alvor kommet på dagsordenen såvel i digtningen, forskningen som i den almene bevidsthed. Det hænger først og fremmest sammen med tre ting: en ny verdenslitterær bevidsthed, den allestedsnærværende klimaproblematik samt globaliseringens homogeniseringer, der alle avler hver deres form for modtryk i form af en forstærket lokal bevidsthed. Nordatlantens spektrum af økulturer og Arktis spiller en meget central rolle i denne udvikling. Her mødes genius loci med genius globi. Et kriterie for udvælgelse af de litterære scholars har været forskellige nationallitterære eller komparative tilknytninger. Her er der primært tænkt på kombinationen af det nære, det mellemliggende og det fjerne, således at udgangspunktet − Færøerne, Nordatlanten og Skandinavien − via forskellige steder i Europa taler med resten af verden. Det har også været væsentligt at tilgodese en tværdisciplinær dimension og et overordnet kontekstuelt blik på øer i historisk, samfundsmæssig og teoretisk forstand. Denne mangfoldige faglige profil tilgodeser både den nationale, den komparative og den postkoloniale dimension i tilgangen til konferenceemnet. Det nordiske perspektiv vil være solidt repræsenteret. Konferencen foregår i det, man især udefra vil se som sagaland. Derfor er Island naturligvis også repræsenteret ved to scholars og to forfattereforuden forfatteren Sjón som sidder i forberedelseskomitéen med opgaven at invitere forfattere til konferencen. Hvis Island i litterær henseende uden sammenligning er den stærkeste repræsentant for den nordatlantiske region, så er Grønland til gengæld nok den mest omtalte i kraft af det globale fokus på Arktis. Derfor er Grønland også inviteret i skikkelse af måske den største ekspert inden for grønlandsk litteratur, lektor Kirsten Thisted. Så Heinesen og Færøerne er i godt selskab beliggende i en region, hvor der i dag, i modsætning til mange andre regioner, hersker stor optimisme på grund af forstærket selvbevidsthed på Grønland og økonomisk fremgang på Færøerne og Island. Denne konference kan med udgangspunkt i norden bidrage til at skabe et verdensdækkende netværk af øer i en verden, der ikke længere er defineret af de traditionelle imperiale ruter, men af globaliseringens vildtvoksende migrationer på kryds og tværs i alle mulige konstellationer. Dette kan igen bidrage til en større udnyttelse af den nordiske litteratur, der ligesom øer på mange måder er unyttige og paradokstænkende. Optimismen i den nordatlantiske region bør kunne sprede mere noget af sin energi gennem nye etableringer af omfattende ø-netværk til nytte for hele norden.
  • 2017/01
    Artist Consulting Project @Subcase
    Subtopia/UBAB
    Sweden
    10 500 EUR
    Subcase är en årlig nordisk cirkusmässa som arrangeras av Subtopia, och som varje år samlar 150-200 internationella och nordiska arrangörer för ett 4-dagars program av nordisk cirkus: det presenteras 18 nordiska projekt (hellängd,work in progress, pitch) på 7 scener i Botkyrka/Stockholm. 4 föreställningar presenteras publikt. Ca 80 nordiska artister deltar. Samtal om konstformens utveckling, presentationer av centrala nordiska cirkusorganisationer, ett internationellt mentorprogram där artister och arrangörer för konstruktiv dialog om konstnärliga projekt, en mässavdelning öppen för fler artister/organisationer, mfl aktiviteter/mötesformer som öppnar för informell dialog erbjuds. Subcase etablerades 2009 och har sedan dess utvecklat sin räckvidd och sitt koncept, vart år med ett starkare intresse för relationen mellan arrangör och artist. Vi frågar oss hur vi kan facilitera en kreativ dialog mellan dessa; en dialog som är utmanande för båda parter, men som är avgörande för att möta de utmaningar konsten och scenkonsten arbetar med idag. Vad är relationen mellan konstnärlig process och produktion/presentation? Vad är den gemensamma förståelsen? Vi menar att artister och arrangörer behöver ge varandra mer insikt och förståelse i sina respektive villkor, förutsättningar och perspektiv på skapande, konst, produktion, publik, finansiering, visioner och drömmar. En djupare förståelse är sättet att bygga starkare samarbeten och tillsammans kunna bli en starkare röst i världen. I Subcase 2017 tar vi i linje med detta ett radikalt steg: Vi involverar nordiska frilans-artister som konsulter i genomförandet och planeringen av Subcase 2017. De deltar i olika delar av beslutsfattande, som del i en ambition att delegera makt över formerna för konstformens representation till dess utövare, och samtidigt öka deras kunskap om produktionsvillkoren. De förbinder sig att delta i ett antal möten där deras jobb består i att konsultera Subcase vad gäller organisation, program och utförande. De får insyn i budgetarbete, beslutsordningar och produktionsprocess, och kan därigenom påverka utvecklingen av infrastrukturerna för konst. Tanken om konstnärers deltagande i utformandet av konstens infrastrukturer kommer att löpa som ett tema genom hela Subcase 2017, även i samtal och seminarier. Konsulterna förbinder sig att delta i 8 möten med Subcase team, samt på själva Subcase. De förbinder sig också att på Subcase tillsammans ge en presentation av sina erfarenheter av projektet, och att delta i en utvärdering efter genomförandet.
  • 2017/01
    Hidden Escapes
    Moa Autio & Erika Pekula Pettersson / MM
    Sweden
    18 305 EUR
    Projektet Hidden Escapes tar avstamp i solot “Det är jag som inte syns” koreograferat av Moa Autio 2010. Arbetet ville synliggöra en delad känsla av att vilja berätta, och samtidigt vilja dölja sin historia och person. Karaktären som tog form visade både självförakt och stolthet, och det vill vi nu arbeta vidare med. Vi är intresserade av varför självförakt uppstår, och intresserade av den person inom oss. Vi vill undersöka vad det är som vi väljer att radera ut och undersöka om det är skillnad inom de nordiska länderna. Idén är att kroppsligt och verbalt skapa uttryck för självförakt kontra stolthet och gestalta de outtalade tankarna inom oss; att angripa självförakt och stolthet med såväl seriositet som humor och utforska vilka delar av vår personlighet som vi väljer att inte blotta. Att använda oss av arbetsgruppen med personer från olika länder i norden och titta på om vi kan urskilja likheter, skillnader eller andra mönster på hur det förhåller sig länderna emellan. Vi vill utgå från texter, teorier och självupplevt självförakt som grund för att utveckla föreställningen. Vi ämnar också dyka ner i termen djurblivande och använda det som ett verktyg för att bredda vår kunskap om människans inre värld. Vi vill utforska gränsen mellan att vara människa och att vara sitt imaginära djur - hur mycket kan vi släppa på det mänskliga beteendet och hänge oss i en känsla av varande inom oss? Termen djurblivande hittas i litterära skildringar där det sker en förvandling från människa till djur. Ofta skildrat inom skräcklitteratur, fantasy och science fiction, men även inom genren realism också kallat magisk psykologisk realism, såsom i texten Patricia Kanin av Monica Fagerholm. Våra litterära val är bland annat; Onåd av J.M. Coetzee och Patricia Kanin av Monika Fagerholm, samt nr 20/21 Självförakt ur tidskriften 00Tal. Texterna behandlar ämnena som vi har valt, samt termen djurblivande. Vi vill spendera tid i skulden, skammen och avunden som annars prioriteras till gömda vrår. Utan att gräva ner oss, vill vi bada i det vi annars gömmer för varandra och med lust ta oss an dessa sidor. Vi vill övergöra, dra det till ytterligheter och låta komiken ta plats utanför den ofta så censurerade inre världen. Vårt mål är att skapa en föreställning som har en bredd i uttrycksmöjligheter och möter publiken i flera former, med scenkonstnärer som äger ett stort spektrum för att förmedla konst. Vi har valt att arbeta med två dansare, och en mimskådespelare för att skapa större möjligheter att arbeta genreöverskridande, då vi planerar att skapa en föreställning med variationer av uttryck. Scenkonstnärerna har även en spridning geografiskt och kommer från Sverige, Finland och Danmark, vilket ger en genuin möjlighet för att arbeta med personliga erfarenheter och kunskaper kring ämnet utifrån ett geografiskt perspektiv. Det ska finnas moment av träffsäkerhet, där flertalet i publiken upplever en stor igenkänningsfaktor och andra delar som ger plats för mer eftertanke och analys. Föreställningen kan ses som en blandning av stand-up, mim och modern dans. Vi vill arbeta undersökande och låta den fysiska praktiken ta sin plats, samtidigt som vi kommer att lägga stor vikt på att fånga det humoristiska i ämnet vi tagit oss an. Utifrån att aktivt studera teatrala tekniker och stand-up-framträdande samt använda oss av coacher och aktörer inom området kommer vi att binda samman dessa uttryck och skapa en gränsöverskridande föreställning sällan tidigare upplevd. Vi förväntar oss att projektet väcker reaktioner, påverkar och berör publiken till en upplevelse de tidigare har varit utan. En annan effekt av projektet blir att inspirera och stärka möjligheten för fler kvinnliga scenkonstutövare att vara ledare och driva igenom en scenkonstprocess från början till slut. Projektet förväntas även skapa och bibehålla kontakten med upprättade organisationer och kontaktnät i norden som skapats under arbetsprocessen, för framtida projekt och samarbeten.
  • 2017/01
    Traces
    Ómarsdóttir Rósa
    Iceland
    22 188 EUR
    Environmental problems that face us are rapidly increasing as a result of human behaviour and our way of living is threatening the environment greatly. There is a great urgency in changing our thinking and behaving towards the environment. In Iceland, where a large part of the artistic team comes from, one can find many traces of pagan rituals and beliefs which are still practiced. Icelanders still celebrate many pagan traditions. These beliefs, i.e. belief in elves, have been used for nature-preservation demonstrations in Iceland against large road constructions and power plants. They can function as a sort of primitive environmentalism, representing a special connection with the natural landscape that is otherwise difficult to articulate. In most societies people have grown apart from the ancient and pagan traditions. It is the artists’ belief that in these traditions there can be found perspectives or ways of behaving towards the environment which hold a greater respect for it. 
 For this project, Traces, the artistic team will look into Nordic pagan rituals and traces of them in the Nordic contemporary society. They will investigate how they can function to create a greater bond with nature, holding more respect for it. 
During the process the artists will research Nordic pagan rituals and look at their potentials to relate to nature. The performers will explore these rituals in practice, they will carefully investigate their physicality and movement potentials, their rhythm and temporality. They will explore pagan vocal practices, chanting and singing. They will take inspiration from Nordic chants, sung in fifth interval, and other vocal practices of pagan rituals. 
 The whole theatre space will be transformed through the scenography and will resemble dynamic landscapes, i.e. ocean waves, underseas biome or the forces of avalanche. Long fabrics will cover the whole floor of the space with small touch-sensitive lights attached to it. Plastic fabric will imitate snow-covered mountains and combinations of tin foils and light will create an optical illusion of the northern lights. The performers will relate to the landscape through pagan practices, moving the scenography through ritualistic movements. The result will be an hour long performance where movements, sound, objects and materials will create a kind of a nature-environment on stage, where the scenography and the performers affect each other as well as the audience. The audience will step into a mist-filled space, where the material of the scenography covers the space and hangs from the ceiling, creating an otherworldly environment otherwise unknown to the audience. In that way the audience can be affected by the environment directly instead of the common custom of sitting safely in their seats looking into the world on stage. The soundscape will be created completely live on stage using the fabrics in the scenography, amplified with contact-microphones, to create a nature-like soundscape. Together with the chanting and singing the performers will in this way create a full and dynamic world of sounds. 
Artistic director and choreographer of this project is Rósa Ómarsdóttir who will also perform. Other performers are Inga Hákonardóttir, Katie Vickers and Tiran Willelmse who will also co-create the piece. The scenography will be made by Ragna Ragnarsdóttir and the soundscape by Sveinbjörn Thorarensen. The project will take place in Iceland, Sweden and Belgium, having residencies in each country and performances as well. The scenographer will also travel to Greenland for a workshop in design and craftsmanship where she will draw new knowledge about craftsmanship rituals which will be useful for this project as well. Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek will be in charge of the production and co-producers are: Reykjavík Dancefestival, MDT Stockholm, Buda Kortrijk, WpZimmer and Beursschouwburg. The work is sensorial in manner and will be suitable for a wide range of audience
  • 2017/01
    Nordisk kritikk av nordiske nominerte
    Foreningen God Kritikk
    Norway
    7 000 EUR
    I perioden 2013–2015 mottok Foreningen God Kritikk, som er eier og utgiver av Barnebokkritikk.no, 243 000,- over 3 år fra Nordisk Ministerråd for å anmelde alle de nominerte titlene til Nordisk råds pris for barne- og ungdomslitteratur. I disse tre årene gjennomførte vi dette prosjektet, og alle titlene ble anmeldt innen vinneren ble kåret om høsten hvert år. Dette var i seg selv en døråpner, for både lesere og redaksjonelt involverte, til en barne- og ungdomslitteratur fra hele Norden. I tillegg skaptes forbindelser mellom nordiske kritikere og andre nordiske redaksjonelle miljøer, som også senere har forblitt verdifulle kontakter. Imidlertid krevdes det tid og arbeid å finne frem til nordiske samarbeidspartnere som både skulle ha kritikerfaglig og barne- og ungdomslitterær kompetanse. Men vi klarte å etablere kontakt i Sverige, Danmark, Island og Finland, om ikke på Åland, Grønland og Færøyene. Da prosjektstøtten fra Nordisk Ministerråd tok slutt etter endt prosjektperiode, ble det tydelig hvor mye støtten hadde betydd for å få gjennomført det årlige prosjektet samt den jevne pleiingen av nordiske kontakter. I etterkant har vi forsøkt etter beste evne å bevare den nordiske profilen, men uten øremerkede midler registrerer vi at det innebærer en stor utfordring, og i praksis har det ført til mer sporadisk dekking og oppfølging av det nordiske, til tross for vilje og interesse for oppgaven. Gjennom disse tre nevnte årene har vi bygd opp både en forventning hos leserne om at Barnebokkritikk årlig bringer kritikker av de nominerte til Nordisk råds pris, hos de nordiske skribentene om at de får oppdrag tilknyttet nominasjonene hos oss – og ikke minst har vi bygd opp et nettverk av nordisk fagkompetanse som vi i redaksjonen svært gjerne ser ikke forsvinner. Derfor vil vi gjerne få søke Nordisk kulturkontakt om å ta opp igjen praksisen med å anmelde alle de nominerte til Nordisk råds pris for 2017.
  • 2017/01
    North Around the Baltic Sea - Celebrating 100 Years of Independence of the Baltics via Music (NABS)
    Stiftelsen O/Modernt
    Sweden
    7 000 EUR
    To celebrate 100 years of independence of the Baltic States in 2018, 3 festivals from the Nordic region (O/Modernt, SE; RUSK Chamber Music, FI; Klassiske Dage-Holstebro International Music Festival, DK) have joined their forces to create an artistic (music) programme that would be performed in a number (6-8) of the Nordic-Baltic countries. Additionally, PLMF Music Trust & Arts Management (EE), themselves organisers of several festivals in Estonia and working with a number of Estonian artists daily, are engaged to broaden the Baltic dimension and cooperation with the other Baltics States. The music programme will include both existing works by Albert Schnelzer (SE), Olli Mustonen (FI), Sebastian Fagerlund (FI), Raminta Šerkšnytė (LT), Peteris Vasks (LV), Erkki-Sven Tüür (EE), etc.; as well as new commissions (2-8) in a wide variety of styles (avant-garde, minimalist, jazz-inspired etc.) from composers, such as Jüri Reinvere/Tõnu Kõrvits/Mirjam Tally/Galina Grigorjeva/Helena Tulve (EE), Raminta Šerkšnytė (LT), Anna-Lena Laurin (SE), Lotta Wennäkoski (FI), Daniel Bjarnason (IS) and Karsten Fundal (DK). The new commissions will be on average 8 min long and the instrumentation will include piano, flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello among other instruments/voice that are still to be chosen. The composers will be guided to draw inspiration from themes, such as the Baltics' independence, identity and folkloric traditions of the “North Around the Baltic Sea“, as well as “The Baltic Sea That Connects Us All” (with reference to centuries old sea travel routes and common cultural bonds of ex-Hanseatic cities). The programme, emphasising the feelings of connectedness in different ways, will be performed by 9-16 performers representing the Nordic-Baltic countries (in the project preparation phase, 6 musicians from 5 countries are confirmed: Hugo Ticciati SE, Janne Thomsen DK, Christoffer Sundqvist FI, Vikingur Olafsson IS, Lars Anders Tomter NO, Jakob Koranyi SE). Currently, the performances for the above Nordic-Baltic ensemble are planned at: RUSK Chamber Music Festival, FI Klassiske Dage-Holstebro International Music Festival, DK Festival O/Modernt, SE Tallinn Chamber Music Festival, EE NB! These are all festivals of the already confirmed partners of the project! During the pilot project, negotiations will be held to find the best suited project partners from the remaining Nordic-Baltic countries. Among others, the following organisations will be approached to become partners in the “big” or full project as well as to present the concert in their country: Reykjavik Arts Festival, IS Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival, NO Vilnius Festival and the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society, LT Klaipeda Concert Hall, LT Pažaislis Music Festival, LT Riga Festival and Latvijas Koncerti, LV Danish Cultural Institute in Riga, LV (focus on artistic talks and forums) To complement the music programme with other artistically interesting activities, also to enlarge the number of targeted audiences and increase visibility, the project foresees organising pre-concert panel discussions on the subject "The Nordic-Baltic Identity in the Arts and its Cultural Heritage". In each country where the ensemble will tour, some 4-6 local politicians, philosophers, writers, arts & culture experts, etc. will be asked to participate in the panel. The panels will be moderated and results later combined into a public multi-country report on the very theme. All in all, the NABS project aims to reflect the diversity of today's unprejudiced musical scene and creativity in the Nordic-Baltic countries. The artistic programme will showcase the commonness of the roots/identity in the Nordic-Baltic region, the potential to work cross-border in order to bring to the varied audiences in the selected countries an innovative as well as educationally challenging (i.e. contemporary composers, novel music pieces, pre-concert discussions) programme.
  • 2017/01
    Slaughterhouse & Shady town (SLASH)
    Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium - Odin Teatret
    Denmark
    46 667 EUR
    SLASH creates an art environment that involves audiences as participants, using local resources, talent and histories. It's a platform for emerging independent artists to form and create new collaborations, creating an interdisciplinary network that crosses the traditional boundaries of art. The work will focus both on the artistic process and on the product that follows from it.The platform that is built during the SLASH The history of the Slaughterhouse gives a thematic frame to the project, and connects it to the local history, industry and culture of Holstebro. ”Slaughtering” is breaking down existing forms and rebuilding new life out of the pieces, which is also the fundament of art and creation. Slaughterhouse also recalls a machine world which questions the relationship between humans, animals and machines. Local partner Kulturdivisionen, who has been working inside Slaughterhouse since 2015, is in charge of building the SLASH environment. It consists of permanent installations inside Slaughterhouse bringing the old machinery in a new function, and a temporary village outside called Shady Town, with large tented structures, pallet tanks, floating gardens, workshop- and performance spaces. The whole SLASH environment is shared by performers, artists and audience. Roughly, Shady Town hosts the daytime activities and Slaughterhouse the evening activities. Outside we provide the basic infra structure, with workshop spaces, outdoor bar, campfire area and outside aerial stage. Inside spaces include downstairs interactive exhibition halls and upstairs main event space with performance areas, lounge areas and exhibition spaces and a bar. The space is shaped by installations and brought to life with the performances, workshops and other events. After the opening Shady Town becomes an open space for creative building by artists, volunteers, locals and kids. The project is organised by a core / production team of artists and Nordisk Teater Laboratorium. The core team is responsible for the general production tasks and overview of the project. The production team coordinate the building materials, installations, programming, workshops and the events. It also takes care of the contact with the local participants and invited performers. The production/core team of SLASH consists of art duo Morten&Jens (DK), director Vilja Itkonen (FIN), artist Marije Nie (NL), new circus KompaniTO - Mari Stoknes and Tamar Ohana Goksøyr (NO), Musician Björt Rúnarsdóttir (IS), New circus artist Linn Holm (S), Musician Elona Planman (S), Subhuset (DK), Independent artist Victor Tambo (DK) - Kulturdivisionen - Mette Sandholt (DK), Stefan Tarabini (DK) and Per Kap Bech Jensen (DK) - mentorship. This core team coordinates the building, the installations, programming, workshops and performances in Slaughterhouse & Shady Town. Besides the core team there will be a dedicated group of artists and volunteers residing at the Slaughterhouse. In SLASH things are interconnected, merging and co-existing, as they do in life. Art installations become environments for performance, performers and audience move in the same space, relaxing lounge areas invite dialogue and interactions, artistic visions are inspired by actual history of the place. These relationships might be violent, nourishing or parasitic, but they always create a stimulating dynamic force for the artists and audience during the festival. The art of Slaughterhouse and Shady Town confronts extreme visions with each other, resulting in perplexing, disturbing and exhilarating juxtapositions. How (strategies): • fluid boundaries between performance spaces and audience spaces • breaking traditional boundaries between artistic disciplines, both in the art and in the workshops • keeping the fiction alive: artists, technicians and volunteers are in character at all times • Audience has agency and is invited to enter the environment actively, and to participate