Latvian contemporary art in Tartu and Kven culture – example projects from the mobility funding programme


Photo by Thomas B.

The third round for Mobility funding for travels of professional artists and cultural operators within the Nordic and Baltic region has now been distributed. There was a total of 162 applications of which 60 were granted funding to strengthen the Nordic-Baltic culture cooperation and exchange. The total granted amount was 129 995 euros. 

Between the 17th of November and the 10th of December 2017, three Latvian contemporary art exhibitions, focusing on female identity in the 21st Century, will take place in Tartu Art House (Estonia). The exhibition series will consist of Margrieta Griestiņa’s solo exhibition in the small gallery, Mētra Saberova’s solo exhibition and performance in the Monumental gallery and a group show, “Goddess Ex Machina”, curated by Jana Kukaine, at the great hall of Tartu Art House. All seven participating artists as well as curator Jana Kukaine have been granted mobility funding. For more information about the exhibitions, please visit the webpages of Tartu Art House.

The idea of Kven Connection is based on the conceptual triad ‘language-borders-migration’. From these three perspectives, artists have been invited to research the cultural identity of the Kven people today. Five artists have been granted support thru Mobility funding to travel from Northern Norway to Rovaniemi where the exhibition will be held at Artikum between 26.4-25.5.2018. For more information about the project click here.

For a list of all granted applications, please see our webpages.


Mobility funding is one of the grant programmes of the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture that aims at promoting the mobility and knowledge exchange of professional artists and other cultural actors in the regions. The funding covers a visit of up to ten days and is granted to private persons and small groups.

The next application round closes on the 23rd of October 2017 at 15:59 Finnish time. The first possible date to commence the travel with the funding is on the 18th of December 2017. Please read more about the Mobility funding programme here.

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