Ten Nordic and Baltic artist residencies were granted support
This year’s funding for Nordic and Baltic artist residencies has now been distributed. There were a total of 63 applications, of which ten were granted support in order to strengthen artistic and cultural cooperation in the Nordic region and the Baltic states. Nordic Culture Point has distributed a total sum of 315 866 €. The experts stressed the diversity of the artforms and regions the importance of grants or fees for participating artists in their assessment.
The Plein Air Residency by Art Lab Gnesta in Sweden offers a cross-disciplinary framework asking what political, social or historical references the landscape can bring into artistic practice, and how human activities are configuring the landscape itself on an overall level. The residency is a place for experimental connections between art and society, considering ecology and sustainability in artistic practice and activities. Read here more about Art Lab Gnesta.
Nordic-Baltic A-i-R by Troms fylkeskommune – Troms fylkeskultursenter is a cross-disciplinary residency in Northern Norway, The residency is in strong interaction with the local community. Local artists are introduced to new ways of working and thinking, and can benefit greatly from input that artists from other Nordic and Baltic countries bring. More information about the residency here.
The Finnish organisation Dots: förening för audiovisuell konst rf was granted support for their residency program called Filmverkstaden. It focuses on the research and production of analogue film-based works with equipment and facilities to which the artist would not have access in their local region or situation. Their aim is to become an established knowledge centre for experimental audiovisual art. More information on Filmverkstaden.
Funding for artist residencies is a part of the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture. The programme focuses on increasing the exchange of knowledge, contacts, presence and interest in Nordic and Baltic art and culture. The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme comprises three forms of funding: mobility, network and funding for artist residencies. If you want to read more about the programme and upcoming deadlines, click here.