Network Funding awarded for 19 projects
Network funding was distributed for the first application round of 2019 and the round proved that working cross-disciplinary across genres is still an important trend in the field of arts and culture. Nordic Culture Point received a total of 66 applications, of which 26 were for the long-term network funding and 40 for the short-term network funding. A total amount of 666 519 € was granted to 6 long-term projects and 13 short-term projects and as many as 11 of the granted projects engage several artforms.
One of the granted short-term projects, Nordic Arts & Health Research Network, combines arts with health issues and aims to create new kind of collaboration between researchers, professional artists, artist-researchers and educators working within the Arts & Health field in the Nordic countries.
The literature project Network of the Literary Organizations of the Baltic Countries was among the granted long-term projects and its main objective is to set up a regular exchange between literary organizations of the three Baltic countries. The network wants to encourage the exchange and mobility in the field of literature as well foster translations, educate new translators and to share experiences on literary issues between the countries.
Network funding enables periods for cooperation, exchange of ideas and knowledge between professional artists and cultural workers in the Nordic region and/or the Baltic countries. The funding is a part of The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture, which strengthens artistic and cultural cooperation in the Nordic region and the Baltic states.
The next application round for the short-term network funding opens on 26 August 2019. Long-term network funding has only one application round per year.
Would you like to find out more about the effects of the funding? Please download and read the report Effects of Network Funding (Nordic Culture Point 2019).