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New adviser in the grants team

Nina Refsnes started as a senior adviser at Nordic Culture Point on 1 June 2019. She is an educated artist as well as an expert in arts management. Nina moves to Helsinki from Norway and Arts Council Norway where she worked as a senior adviser for Norwegian Culture Fund’s grant programmes as well as in the secretariat for the Government grants for artists.

Nina will be working with Mobility funding which is a part of the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture. The programme focuses on increasing the exchange of knowledge and contacts between the countries as well as increasing an interest in Nordic and Baltic art and culture.

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NORDBUK grant decisions

In the second round of this year’s NORDBUK, we received a total of 27 applications, and granted 13. The total amount applied was 470 101€, and the total amount granted is 260 886€.

Nordic Culture Point is happy to notice the broad variety of applications that have been submitted, many from fields not directly related to the arts and culture, which is over all a well-represented field among NORDBUK-applications. In this specific round there were applications for the realization of a conference on the topic of cancer-treatment, for young med-students. Also, there were applications discussing the topic Agenda 2030, and organizations working with deaf children and youth.

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Mobility funding – second round

This year’s second round of mobility funding broke the last few years record for received applications. 364 applications were submitted, for a total applied amount of 903 070€, and a total granted amount of 131 570€, for 74 grantees.

The next application round will open on the 23rd of July and close on the 22nd of august.

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42 projects were granted funding from Culture and Art Programme

The first application round for Culture and Art Programme is now finished. Nordic Culture Point received a total of 199 applications for a total sum of 6 029 460 euros. The expert group has decided to grant a total of 1 104 726 euros to 42 projects.

Projects with a strong nordic dimension were given priority in comparison with projects with a more local character. As during previous years the experts also stressed the importance of transparency in budgeting and fair remuneration for participating artists within the projects. You may see all the granted projects from this and previous rounds when you scroll down on the page Results.

Culture and Art Programme supports Nordic cooperation within art and culture. You can apply for funding for a project with artistic or cultural quality which promotes a multifaceted and sustainable Nordic region. The grant programme is administered by Nordic Culture Point.

Funding is being distributed twice per year. The next application round for 2019 is from 19th of August until 19th of September 2019. Please note that the application deadline is 15.59 Finnish time.

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Creating possibilities for lifelong dancing

The main idea of the project Lifelong Dance Practice: 45+ is to promote collaboration between dancers and choreographers after 45 years of age in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The aim is to discover new ideas and opportunities and identify ways of developing artistic qualities and artistic existence of dancers and choreographers after the age of 45.

The project includes further education, sharing experiences, discussing a range of issues and identifying resources that are relevant for dancers and choreographers who are becoming seniors. The project received short-term Network funding in 2016 and long-term Network funding in 2017.

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