Latvian participants turned out to be fairly active in 2009 when applying for the joint Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture.
Mobility grants for trips to Nordic countries have been received by 36 creative professionals, and additional financial support has been granted to two artist residency centres: Culture and Arts Project NOASS, and the International Writers’ and Translators’ House in Ventspils.
Six projects were approved for short- and long-term cooperation building, and another three projects supported by the programme feature Latvia as a partnership country.Moreover, three applications submitted from Latvia managed to obtain funding through the Art and Culture Programme, where, unlike the joint Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme, Baltic countries do not contribute with co-financing.
In total, Latvia benefited 243 357 EUR from the first year of the joint Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme in the field of Culture.
The Mobility Programme will continue throughout the year 2010 as well. At present the following application modules are open: support to artist residencies with the application date 24 February and to short-term network building with the application deadline 10 March.
For more information look up http://www.norden.lv/en/grants/41#long_td_41
The joint Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture is financed by the Nordic and Baltic countries with the aim to create a platform for an innovative, dynamic Nordic-Baltic art and culture life. The programme runs from 2009 until 2011 and is administered by the Nordic Culture Point in Finland: www.kknord.org