Month: June 2017

3rd NBFP Nordic-Baltic Arts Festivals Conference (2017)

The 2017 Conference of the NordicBaltic Festival Platform titled “Festival-Tourism-Local Communities” will be the first-ever dual-city event, taking place on 21-22 November 2017 in Helsingør/Helsingborg (Denmark/Sweden). The Conference aims to bring together managers and artistic directors of festivals from all fields of art and culture to exchange ideas and best practices, make new connections and explore various possibilities for cooperation, and to visit some of the great, avant garde arts shows from the Nordics. Venues: Dunkers Kulturhus, Sweden Kulturverftet (Helsingør Cultural Center) or Toldkammaren (venue of Helsingør Teater), Denmark The conference programme will include: Two (2) panel discussions connected to tourism and community engagement moderated by NBFP working group members Mrs Leelo Lehtla and Mr Kai Amberla Presentation of the NBFP Web Platform for promoting the region’s festivals (public by April 2018) Further discussions/presentations on some of the following topics: how to attract and engage (new) audiences innovative festival formats and content novel business models for festival management engagement of arts & culture networks with other Nordic-Baltic networks Speeches by central figures on the Nordic-Baltic culture scene Networking sessions for participants Presentations on funding possibilities NBFP 2017 Call for Projects “Winners'” project presentations (region’s festivals seeking new partnerships) Short festival presentations with prior registration The conference will be hosted by Dunkers Kulturhus (SE) and Passagefestival/Helsingør Teater (DK). ​All arts professionals are invited to take part in this one and only arts festivals conference...

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NordicBaltic Festival Platform Call for Projects (open until 31/07/2017)

The NordicBaltic Festival Platform (NBFP) is a platform created for festivals from all fields of art & culture in the Nordic-Baltic area. It aims to foster cultural cooperation in the region by enhancing the number and strength of connections, the capacity and visibility of those festivals. The Platform is open to festivals from all fields of art. As one of the practical initiatives to foster artistic exchange, the NBFP has opened its 3rd Call for Cross-Border Collaborative Projects in the broad field of Arts & Culture. The initiative aims to bring together festivals for new and, hopefully, long lasting partnerships and to foster the exchange of practices and artistic ideas. Applying is open for all arts & culture festivals, but similarly we encourage artists to reach out to their local/partner festivals to introduce together a collaboration proposal for festivals in the Nordic and Baltic countries as well as Poland and Russian Federation from the wider Baltic Sea Region (BSR). ​The eligible countries, both as project coordinators and partners, thus include:     Estonia     Latvia     Lithuania     Finland     Sweden     Denmark     Norway     Iceland     Faroe Islands     Åland Islands     Greenland     Poland     Russian Federation Applications will be accepted until Monday, 31 July 2017 (included). The results will be announced on 10 August 2017. The “Winners” will be invited to present their idea at the...

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Wisby Beach Festival July 12-14th

Wisby Beach Festival is a brand new city festival in the heart of Visby. GotlandsMusiken and Wisby Strand are hoping for this to be an annual event where both Gotlandish and national bands and musicians enter the three stages. GotlandsMusiken is in charge of the content of the festival during the first day and Wisby Strand day two and three. During the first day GotlandsMusiken will perform with Pugh Rogefeldt and Jono the Band. Read more about the...

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