Within the joint Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture, financial support of EUR 83 483 has been granted to 60 out of 211 mobility applications submitted from the Nordic and Baltic countries. The mobility grants allotted to 17 Latvian artists and culture practitioners amount to EUR 24 361. Estonia has received 5 mobility grants, Lithuania – 2.
All in all, the first round of the joint Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture has yielded EUR 89 646 to its Latvian participants.As reported earlier, the Nordic-Baltic grants for Artist Residencies were received by 2 applicant institutions from Latvia (the Culture and Arts Projects NOASS and the International Writers' and Translators' House in Ventspils) for the total sum of EUR 23 000.
Latvian art and culture organisations had also applied for the Arts and Culture Programme, consequently gaining support for 3 projects of EUR 42 485 worth.
The new expanded Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture is financed by the Nordic and Baltic countries on an equal footing, taking into account the economic capacity of each country. The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture will last from 2009 to 2011. Its administration body is the Nordic Culture Point located in Finland: http://www.kknord.org/.