The Nordic and Baltic Ministers for Culture have decided to extend the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture for another three years from 2015 to 2017. The programme focuses on professional artists and other cultural actors and their ability to travel and work with colleagues from other Nordic and Baltic countries. The content of the programme, which is administered by the Nordic Culture Point, will remain unchanged. “The Nordic Culture Point is delighted that the Nordic and Baltic ministers have extended the programme. The Mobility Programme helps fund hundreds of artists, who criss-cross Nordic and Baltic borders every year, forging new contacts and connections," says Per Voetmann, Director of the Nordic Culture Point.
The programme, which funds travel, networking activities and residence centres, received 1,018 applications from all countries and areas in the Nordic and Baltic region in 2013. A total of €1,285,100 was allocated to 339 different projects. The Mobility Programme is open to all genres of art in the Nordic and Baltic countries.